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Silvio 04-02-2012 07:28 PM

Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...
Go ahead,
Tell me how wonderful it is out there right now. Put up pictures of that perfect anchorage that you had all to yourself, shared only with your better half. Tell me about burying your rail or surfing down the face of a wave with the salty water splashing your face having the best sail you've had in years.

Go ahead... I just hope when it was all over that your beer was warm and your lips got sunburned is all.:D:D

You should bear in mind that while you may be having a great start to the season, there are those of us that are suffering horribly until we can get back on the water. Five more weeks in my own case!!!

So, go ahead and rub it in.(Your stories are keeping me afloat in the mean time:) )

scratchee 04-02-2012 10:32 PM

Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...
Yesterday I took the maiden voyage in my new-to-me Cal 2-27. We went 25 miles north on the Chesapeake, with 6-8 knots at our back the whole time. Perfect all around. Sorry.

Here's a picture from between the spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (a view I'd never seen before.)

travlineasy 04-02-2012 10:50 PM

Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...
Wow! Love the photo. I hope to update mine in the next few months, but here's one from a couple years ago.


Gary :cool:

scratchee 04-02-2012 10:58 PM

Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...
Thanks Gary. That's a great shot!

oysterman23 04-02-2012 11:02 PM

Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...
Ooo this thread is great temptation to lie and spin a yarn....but nope, here on South Shore Long Island there have been a few days and I know a few people have been out but it has generally been kinda iffy and only today did it really become tempting as the temperature hit about 56 and the wind lay down abit. My boom is in the shop so now I am determined to simplify intentions and just get one coat on betore hanging it back on
no yachty perfection by god....time for wind and spray in the face ...... be of good faith it season will be early this year!

Silvio 04-03-2012 08:02 AM

Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...
Scratchee and Travlineasy,
Great photos! I moved to Maryland last year. Left my boat in St. Petersburg Florida back in December. I am headed down to Fl. in May to bring the boat around Fl. and up to the chesapeake. I am really looking forward to seeing that bridge from the water.

Silvio 04-03-2012 08:03 AM

Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...
you can lie to me, I'm ok with that as long as it's a good story :)

bljones 04-03-2012 08:33 AM

Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...
Silvio, I feel your pain.
12 more sleeps and the dock is open for the season.

JimMcGee 04-03-2012 09:08 AM

Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...
Ahhhh, April 30th scheduled launch.

Can't get here fast enough.

cb32863 04-03-2012 09:25 AM

Re: Well, post you *&%#@ sailing stories...
Still on the hard but the mooring is ready..... hopefully only 2 weeks, maybe 3 until I can launch.....

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