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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?"
Last edited by peterchech; 04-04-2012 at 09:23 AM.