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post #1 of 22 Old 12-31-2011 Thread Starter
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What are your new years (sailing-related) resolutions?

Perhaps you noticed your waterline sink a few inches over the holidays?? Are you resolved to float on your DWL starting in Jan? Do you plan to keep that varnish looking ship-shape? Maybe you have a racing, or cruising goal?

What is your (sailing related) new years resolution?

Mine? I plan to do everything I can to make the boat more sail-able this year. Removal of all barriers to leaving the dock is my plan!

For me that means making the boat quick to get out of the slip with better docklines and my stuff stowed better. Also I plan to add Mack-Packs this year making taking the sail covers off and on a non-issue. This will also make the boat easier to single/short-hand, allowing me to take out more inexperienced crew. Basically, I want to be able to have it be easy and "worth it" to go for even this shortest of trips.

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Repaint the deck and cockpit and add some non-slip
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For me? no more working 7days a week, any weekend work is only on our boat, sail more, sail farther, enjoy life

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To sell my boat and buy something nice about 1/2 its size.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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paint deck with non slip
repair rudder
new mainsail
find the d*Mn leak in the cabin top
the list gets longer each day.....
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My sailing resolution is to buy a sailboat. Sounds simple enough. Somethig around 25-27 ft that the wife and I can grow into. Also to talk to my neighboor ab free dockage at his
marina. Last but not least to rent a hobie for an afternoon on my next rotation home.
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I plan on doing a way more sailing.
Going to take some time off this summer and go somewhere with the Admiral. We'll head north, Sunshine Coast, maybe Desolation Sound.
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To install a couple of new deck cleats on the foredeck, and keep training myself to be more comfortable heeling.

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I'm in the process of down sizing belongings and moving aboard the S/V Rapture.
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Take some more Sailing, Navigation, and First Aid classes. I also hope to get to crew as much as possible
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