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They both got new sails within the last couple years...UK-Halsey.
They're each getting a UK gear bag, with a big bottle of Mount Gay Rum, homemade chocolate chip cookies & a pair of new gloves inside....PERFECT!!!

You guys are awesome...thanks for the creative ideas...I love this place!
I'd like to go out on a limb right now and volunteer to move your boat for you next year. No, really I insist!!!

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If word gets out what these guys got... I'm sure you'll have no lack of volunteers in the future...

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Don't go overboard...the bag and the cookies ought to do it, in my opinion. Guys get funny if they think you over paid, or over thanked, them for what they'd probably have done for absolutely free each and every year. They might start to think that they owe you. Just a stray thought from a declutched mind.

Of course you know that, had you left the boat in until about Thanksgiving, tjk and T34C would have paid you to sail her over to the yard! Round about then they start thinking they pulled their boats too soon and that the likelihood of seeing another spring in their lifetimes is nil. Just a FYI. I use Thanksgiving as a target date myself; worst case scenario I don't make it that long, best case-it gets me out of talking with the in-laws! Some untrustworthy types hereabouts might try to tell you it is related to the fact that I rarely get my boat in much before Labor Day but, as I say, you have to be careful to whom you listen.

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Just a FYI. I use Thanksgiving as a target date myself; worst case scenario I don't make it that long, best case-it gets me out of talking with the in-laws!
The only problem sway, is that she is moored in the Chicago Park District run Harbor. The very lattest they want you out is Nov 15th and that is with the additional cost of a Late Leaver Permit, which is very expensive for two additional weeks.

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Don't go overboard...the bag and the cookies ought to do it, in my opinion. Guys get funny if they think you over paid, or over thanked, them for what they'd probably have done for absolutely free each and every year. They might start to think that they owe you. Just a stray thought from a declutched mind.

Of course you know that, had you left the boat in until about Thanksgiving, tjk and T34C would have paid you to sail her over to the yard! Round about then they start thinking they pulled their boats too soon and that the likelihood of seeing another spring in their lifetimes is nil. Just a FYI. I use Thanksgiving as a target date myself; worst case scenario I don't make it that long, best case-it gets me out of talking with the in-laws! Some untrustworthy types hereabouts might try to tell you it is related to the fact that I rarely get my boat in much before Labor Day but, as I say, you have to be careful to whom you listen.
Hell, my boats only been out for 2 weeks and I'm already willing to pay!!! By Thanksgiving she could get a real premium for that oportunity.

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Don't go overboard...the bag and the cookies ought to do it, in my opinion.

Sway . . . . . . . If I were a guy . . . . . . . say one that got a bag without the hooch that could have had hooch . . . . . . . but a guy talked the hooch giver out of it . . . . . . . well I'd be pretty upset with that guy if I ran into him at a place like the Billy Goat.


All kidding aside. I agree with you . . . . . . . but aren't most sailors like that Sway? Willing to help a neighbor in those situations . . . expecting nothing? I know I am. Besides, I'm sure they had a blast doing it! The Chick is all "Class" for her gesture.

I hope they still get the hooch. Mount Gay isn’t half bad.


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After pondering today...perhaps some of you are right...my pals did this expecting nothing at all in return. I already helped one of them deliver their boat the week before, in some pretty rough weather (requiring my full foulies!).

I am still going to get them something...maybe one or two of my chosen items...just to show my appreciation for this generous act, for the knowledge and sailing confidence I gained by sailing with them all summer and for taking me under their sailing wings, so to speak.

Next year, we can have a Sailnet lottery to choose the volunteers!
Although, I plan to do it myself...barring another family medical emergency.

And yep, I'm in Monroe Harbor...they require boats out by Nov 1st, which is when the tenders stop running, fines begin, etc...hence the urgent deadline.

Note to self...Don't Wait So Long Next Year!!!
OR- Wait long enough that you local boys pay ME....now that's an idea!


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The only problem sway, is that she is moored in the Chicago Park District run Harbor. The very lattest they want you out is Nov 15th and that is with the additional cost of a Late Leaver Permit, which is very expensive for two additional weeks.

This ain't Gull Lake baby!
what follows is another thoroughly predictable Animal House quote....

"Over? Did you say, over? Nothing's over until we say it's over. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"

OK, you're on a mooring. Everybody else is on a mooring. There are a thousand moorings. You simply slap a swab of latex paint over your boat's name and start mooring hopping. How they gonna keep up with ya? As a last resort, you anchor. How they gonna deny you refuge? It's not like you to construe these legal matters quite so finely as this. (g) I thought you said you were from the south side? (g)

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How about an Alinghi Knife?
Wenger Pocket Knife Alinghi Yatchman 16310 w/ FREE UPS

They are about $87. (discounted).

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