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Cruisingdad 04-26-2009 02:02 PM

Boys day out... (pic heavy)
 
DANGER TRIMARAN OWNERS... THESE PICS HAVE VERY HIGH WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH THEM. IT WILL FRIGHTEN YOU. READ WITH CAUTION. DO NOT BE FOOLED BECAUSE I HAVE A 5 & 8 YEAR OLDS SAILING IN THIS WEATHER. THEY ARE PROFESSIONALS. DO NOT TRY THIS ON YOUR BOAT!! (this is a joke with me and SD so don't take offense others).

For the first time ever, me and the kiddos went out for the weekend together. Mom and dad were out of town and Kris had a baby shower for her sister (which prompted me getting all household members with a Y chromosome as far away as possible, as quick as possible).

It was blowing pretty good. We had fairly constant mid to upper 20's and raining periodically.

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSCN1133.jpg

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSCN1140.jpg

It was pretty scary. The kids were really frightened as you can see...

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSCN1120.jpg

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSCN1123.jpg

But we take our heavy weather sailing seriously. We run a serious, military stye boat...

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSCN1124.jpg


We went through steering through the waves/weather and easy ways to trim the sails in heavy weather...

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSCN1130.jpg

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSCN1142.jpg

Not bad for a 5 or 8 yo, eh?? It was a great time for all, me especially. For you other dad's out there, if you can get some time just you and your kids on the water, they won't forget it. This will become somthign much more regular for us.

See ya!!! (happy dad pic to follow):

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSCN1141.jpg

- CD

tdw 04-26-2009 06:51 PM

Don't know about the high wind speeds but this scared the hell out of me. :eek:


http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSCN1123.jpg



http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSCN1141.jpg


Being the polite soul that I am I won't mention the Corona !! Corona ? Good heavens man, have you no pride ? :p

xort 04-26-2009 07:10 PM

Should I be concerned with wind speeds over 25? From your comments, it sounds like I should. We were out in 35k last summer and seemed to do fine. The 40 gust was a bit of an eye opener and we finally shortened sail a bit. Should I be more concerned? With what?

sailortjk1 04-26-2009 08:02 PM

Nice Brian. The boys are at ease on the boat and having a lot of fun. Good for you. Boys weekend = Tons of Fun.

bubb2 04-26-2009 08:14 PM

Good on ya, Dad! I can't tell who is grinning the most, you or the boy's. Dad I don't want sound like i am preaching, But remember these days, because go by fast.

chef2sail 04-26-2009 08:36 PM

Great pictures. NOthing better than spending the day with your boys together on the water. Remember it forever and takes lots of pictures like these to preserve the memories (and maybe to blackmail them also when they are grown)

Dave

smackdaddy 04-26-2009 09:17 PM

Looks like a great time CD. Congrats on a beautiful family.

denby 04-26-2009 09:27 PM

Ah, isn't that nice. The boys got Dad away from the dock.:) It's a good think they were able to control Brian.:D

sailingdog 04-27-2009 07:32 AM

The bastage deleted my posts... :)

painkiller 04-27-2009 08:46 AM

Priorities
 
I like how he has a tether on his beer, but not on his kids. :D :D


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