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I've been out to the boat almost every weekend for the past couple months... sanding the freak'n deck!

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My first sail of the season .A very old woman in a wheel chair and oxy tank; cancer, chemo, three weeks to live, brought her family on board for last adventure together Four generations Beautiful weather , light north breeze good food. I am honored.
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My first sail of the season .A very old woman in a wheel chair and oxy tank; cancer, chemo, three weeks to live, brought her family on board for last adventure together Four generations Beautiful weather , light north breeze good food. I am honored.
wow, in your case I don't actually hope your lips sunburned or beer was warm... But the rest of you out there don't get such a pass from me
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Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...

Well I hauled out and did a refit in the first week of March, for this very reason Silvio. I got lucky and caught the good weather at the beginning of that month. Spent every single day working on it for two weeks, even taking a few days off from work. Sanding, hammering, epoxying, etc... nasty, dirty, itchy work...

Well last night we FINALLY finished (well, almost finished) and got out on the water to catch the last few hours of sunlight. We cruised by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, etc. The wind was perfect, a fairly warm 10-15 knots wnw, allowing an easy broad reach south, then some exciting upwind work, just a perfect perfect evening. What a difference having a clean bottom and new sails!!! We ended up cruising home in the dark past the lit up Manhattan skyline.

NOBODY ELSE WAS OUT THERE. No powerboats, only 1 other sailor, the bay was as clear as it ever gets...

On the way back I stood on the foredeck, feeling the wind in my hair, smelling that ocean air, feeling the boat slip through the water as I watched the skyline, and I thought, "how is everyone in the world not doing this right now?"
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Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...

Well just to make you poor souls feel worse, down here in WombatLand we've taken an extra couple of days off work and heading out this morning for a mini cruise. Weather is pretty much all good though not much wind so we'll probably slouch off to one of our favourite gunkholes, kick back and let the world take care of itself.

Autumn is such a wonderful time of the year.
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We've all been there. The boat was on stands next to the house for 3 years. That amounts to a whine factor of 10. Be grateful you will soon be in the water. Three years is really doing "hard" time.

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GREETINGS EARTHLINGS Well Sonny Botland has got a freeze on and six inches of the white stuff from the heavens sat at home thinking SWING THAT THERE OIL LAMP AND I'LL TELL YOU THE TIME I ROUNDED CAPE HORN ON A THREE MASTED SCRUBBING BRUSH EEEEEE WE HAD IT TUFF WE USED TO DREAM OF GRUEL AND GLOOLASH (KEPT YOU IN THE HEADS FOR DAYS) LOL GO SAFE ALL
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Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...

24 hours since the tornadoes ripped through Dallas and surrounding burbs. Today is beautiful and the starting gun is scheduled for 6:30pm tonight for the kick-off off Wednesday Night Racing at Lake Ray Hubbard. I'm stoked!
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Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...

70 degrees here at the head of Chesapeake Bay today, but the Morgan is still three weeks away from being splashed. I had to work, entertained about 100 ladies and gents, but tomorrow, if the weather holds, I'll be doing some serious work on the boat. Maybe I can get into the water a week or so earlier than anticipated.

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Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...

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GREETINGS EARTHLINGS Well Sonny Botland has got a freeze on and six inches of the white stuff from the heavens sat at home thinking SWING THAT THERE OIL LAMP AND I'LL TELL YOU THE TIME I ROUNDED CAPE HORN ON A THREE MASTED SCRUBBING BRUSH EEEEEE WE HAD IT TUFF WE USED TO DREAM OF GRUEL AND GLOOLASH (KEPT YOU IN THE HEADS FOR DAYS) LOL GO SAFE ALL
I'll have what he's having.... but maybe only half as much.
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