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I tell people I don't take passengers, I take crew, and that they may be assigned jobs. In return, I usually cook the dinner back at dock.

Now, do I take "crew" on anything more than 12 knot days? No, not usually. Do I really need them to work the boat? Hardly. But to a culture where the young people are all too acclimatized to getting hauled around by car or van, handing a kid a sheet and showing them what "clockwise" means on a winch is practically a public service.

That and disabling the DVD player while we're underway.
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Well said Valiente... the guys who sail with me are crew... the ladies have a choice.. What can I say... some of us believe in chivalry and still practice it.

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Thanks for the great input guys! I AM TRYING to create some interesting threads but the girls seem to be missing!

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My boat is sold!
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If they are all off sailing, that's forgivable. I wish I was.
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That makes two of us... too bad my boat is in storage.

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I have this weekend and then I'm hauled. I'll be solo again.
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I drive by the Bay and look longingly at the island and wish. Then, I look up at the temp sensor in the car and it says 34 degrees......lose that longing. It's cold out there. Snowed twice this week.
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Wimp...all you need is polar fleece, a drysuit, neoprene gloves, and lots of hot coffee...
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I drive by the Bay and look longingly at the island and wish. Then, I look up at the temp sensor in the car and it says 34 degrees......lose that longing. It's cold out there. Snowed twice this week.

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Denise I know what you mean. My mother always wanted me to find "someone nice who will take care you". I'd tell her I was quite capable of taking care of myself, but I was looking for someone I wanted to spend life doing things with! Which is what I got Hey it's Thanksgiving time, a good time to reflect on how lucky we are to be living when we are. What a difference a generation or two has made for our gender, huh? But there is definately an overlap as I have friends and relatives who are very much in the old camp. It's sad how easily so many women are stumped when asked what they want - for themselves. "If time & money were no object, what would you do?"
I've been there much of my life. I've always enjoyed loading up the dogs and heading out on an adventure, but until I took up sailing I can't say I really got a focus on what I want. I still prefer to sail with Dave, most of the time But if he has something else to do it doesn't stop me from going out. And I've learned tons by single-handing - about sailing and myself.
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As stated before, I single hand about 50% of the time. It isn't my preferred choice to go sailing but when the sailing bug hits I never miss an opportunity to go out and enjoy mother nature. The boat is set up to single hand which makes it very enjoyable, both jib winches , and traveler lines next to helm station. Main-sheet line also in the cockpit.
The peace and solitude that sailing provides is the best therapy for myself. When I am one with wind and sea it is my nirvana. My only anxiety is when docking with the wind in the wrong direction. However help is always available.
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