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A few more

Hello,

A few more:
  • You get to learn new skills. No matter how many times I go sailing, you always have the opportunity to learn more. It may be something simple like a new knot, more complicated like flying a spinnaker, you are never done. And learning helps to keep the old noodle sharp!
  • That feeling of Self Sufficiency: I may not (and probably won't) sail over the horizon and 'away from it all' but I could
  • That wonderful feeling when you hoist the sails, turn off the engine, feel the boat heel, accelerate and move peacefully through the water.
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That wonderful feeling when you hoist the sails, turn off the engine, feel the boat heel, accelerate and move peacefully through the water.
I'll second that moment of accelleration and the graceful movement forward.

Good one Barry.

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Great thoughts

1- I love the feeling of freedom it gives me in the wide open ocean with just you the water and the sky

2- I love that it makes me stop and smell the roses of life...my job does the opposite

3- I love that it allows my wife and I to go to some of the most romantic settings imaginable...yet they are so so simple such as in a cove a sunset

4- I love that it lets me drink a great bottle of Pinot Noir watching the sun set and not have to worry about who is driving home

5- I love the feeling of 7 tons accelerating with a puff of wind, and the sound of the sheets tightening

6- I love the mathemetical challenge of finding the fastest easiest way to get to point B with just the wind, the boat and no frigging Garmin or G{S

7- I love the competitiveness of matching skills with others with the same purpose...to pass each other agonizingly slowly ( this from someone who went to Charlotte Motor Speedway last October as a B day present from my wife and averaged 162 mph with a top speed of 183 for 25 laps in a true NASCAR car by myself on the track)

8-I love watching the dolphins swimming alonside while on passages off the coast and seeing them having so much fun playing

9-I love the ferocity of the wind when sailing in big winds and seas

Sounds like I need a 12 step program
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Not much to add, I think Tom covered 95% of it in his post (#3), great job. I'd have to agree with Barry as well:

"That wonderful feeling when you hoist the sails, turn off the engine, feel the boat heel, accelerate and move peacefully through the water."

The only thing I'd add is it's a great passion to share, whether with my wife or a friend. Someone else introduced me to sailing and it was one of the best gifts I've ever received.
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I'm not a 'smiler'. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of what I am about to relate.

When I say “I'm not a 'smiler'” what I mean is that I rarely smile. I am often accused of looking angry. I am not often angry I just seem to portray that emotion.

There are, however, at least three activities in which I participate that cause my frown to turn upside-down.

I am an avid SCUBA diver and usually sport a broad smile when I have spat out my reg upon surfacing.

The second activity that causes a Cheshire Cat reaction is sailing. In light winds or heavy (especially heavy!) I sport a ****-eating grin, or, more frequently, a full-toothed beam. Whether motoring or under canvas, as long as there's water under my keel and a tiller in my hand I sport an ear-to-ear smile. Why I have this reaction, I don't know. For all the reasons that have been mentioned: the freedom; the sounds; the challenge; the scenery; the company; all of the above. And what allows me to experience this joy? My boat! So I would have to say that my smile covers the ten things I love about my boat.

My boat is like a beautiful woman – not beautiful in the plastic, botox, silicone-injected, unattainable media-created, fantastical, illusionary portrayal of 'beauty'. Beautiful in the wholesome, girl-next-door, mother-of-your children reality of true 'beauty'. She's not what could be considered 'sleek', but she has curves in all the right places. She sags a bit where she used to be pert, but this just gives her character. She's responsive but not cowed: she let's you know if you are not treating her with the respect she deserves. She provides comfort and shelter. She is happy to serve and appreciates being served. She is generous and demanding. And she makes me smile!

I won't discuss the third activity that makes me smile.
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SNOOZING in the cockpit ? You getting old Hog ?
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She's paid for, all mine.

She's my escape...I can get away and on board my world gets a little smaller and my mind get's a little larger.

Naps up in the v berth rock....literally.....

Peaceful....I can think......
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3. It's all mine
Indeed. I tend to phrase it either "It's a hole in the water, surrounded by plastic, into which I pour money. But it's MINE."

Or

"Small. No AC. Tiny engine. But it's MINE."

Depends on the circumstances.
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