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Time of mourning begins

Tis a day of darkest gloom. Despair and depression shadow the heart and soul for the boat is out for the season. Yes... nothing but desire and boat porn for the next 7 months. Alas, we have no choice but to follow the caprice of nature to give us such long sailess periods here in the Maritimes.

To those who have or shortly will be removing thier boats for winter I send my deepest sympathy and say also - Hold fast! for the seasons turn and the peace of the soul that only sailing gifts to us will return anon.

Fair winds and full sails...if only in your dreams til 2012.
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It's sad in a way but it also makes the first time on the boat in the spring all the better. If it was warm all the time you would not get the opportunity to enjoy a warm fire after a fresh snow. Each season has it's pleasures.
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Not for another month here, we will be nearly the last out, but it's inevitable.

Once out, we make a habit of stopping by to climb aboard and charge batts every 4 to 8 weeks. We always grab a hotel room for Sat night, which are literally less than 25% of in season rates.

We never go into Newport in season, it is so crowded. Over the winter, we get to some of our favorite restaurants there. Some have fireplaces going. We actually look forward to it.

However, by February, Spring can't come early enough.


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With a boat that needs a lot of work. I have been looking forward to getting the boat out to get some stuff done.
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Aye, so wisely noted above me. Don't mourn the end of a season, find a place where the season is more constant. And to all of those that would argue, "But I like the change in temps", don't worry; we get at least 2-3 weeks of c-o-l-d down here. Plenty of time to paint the bottom.
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Here is the Pacific NW, even though Winter is almost upon us, we're not giving up sailing. We're getting tougher and we're ready to get wet.

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I'm not pulling mine until ice starts forming on the lake...it will be a sad day...but duck hunting is here and will get me through until spring.
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Anybody from the Chesapeake bay out there?
I know some people do not decommission their boats for the winter because winters are relatively mild in the Chesapeake bay. I am considering doing this but I am worried about not doing it right and ruining my engine or having my boat sink.
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