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my mother woulndt understand any of you but I certainly do.she would say where do you eat
***i have a gourmet kitchen on the catalina400 and a full though small galley on my ericson 27.. same as her, and i have tables same as her.

where do you sleep
**which boat.. the catalina i have a kingsize bed and the ericson my v berth that is a comfy and snug nest..both are equally as comfortable.

where do you take a shower
***in a marina tend to use thier showers since they have unlimited hot water.
on both boats we have a shower..thought the ericson is a bit squashed
the catalina i have two bathrooms with showers and a shower on the swim platform..

what if you have to go...you know

******* same as her, only i pump the handle up and donw instead of one push on a lever..

..and then she would say well what about that time of the ...well you know.

that is why the goddess made storage lockesr and menopause.. grins..


.what if you need something from the drug store for that time... you know...

see the above answer.

it would be just as if she were traveling and made plans to anticipate such things..

my mom is a boat person.. so her repsonse was to remind me to plan ahead and have fun..
''bella

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I grew up in Colorado, so I did not have lots of sailing history. When I married, we bought a sailboat, but the "yelling" from my male counterpart deterred me from going out. After a nasty divorce I got to keep the sailboat :-)~ I took some basic classes from USPS, grabbed some more knowledgeable folks and experimented with sailing (without all the yelling). I realized I loved it and ended up living aboard for 5 years, sailing singlehanded. It was a great thrill whenever I was out. I, too got strange comments and looks whenever I came to a new port, but definitely worth all of it!!!
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Never thought of it like that, guess i''m an ONLY CHILD too, but I got you beat, I''ll soon be 55. Been sailing alone for 8 yrs. I used to get razzed relentlessly by the male boaters at my homeport marina, but not anymore. Because I sail to the Bahamas every year and stay 6 months and THEY DON''T!!!! Take care. Sheela
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Hey, I just re-found this thread. It''s wonderful to talk to other female sailorettes LOL. I''m a solo (and sometimes with crew) sailor on a 32-foot boat in the Med. For me it''s easier than driving a car and more fun than living in a house. I''m not crazy about engine maintenance and not looking forward to it when I get back to Barcelona where she is hopefully safely waiting for me. Anyone wants a change of scenery? I''m looking for crew. Check out my website: www.seagypsysailing.com
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I don''t singlehand but I need to learn how to handle our ketch by myself. Reading this thread is giving me some confidence that I can do this. My husband keeps encouraging me but I just get cold feet. I always take the helm when we are out on Lake Michigan but when it comes to putting him (the boat) in his slip I get cold feet. We are 44 feet of steel and am afraid I will wreck someone elses boat if a screw up. I can back him out of the slip but putting him in is a different story. I admire all of you women sailors out there that are doing it themselves. I love sailing just need a captain aboard and I just need the confidence. My husband would be so proud!
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You and me both.

Where on Lake Michigan are you? I sail out of Racine.
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Hi locrian13! We sail out of Kewaunee. We haven''t been in the water since 2004. We brought the boat up from Florida via the rivers starting from Mobile, AL to Lake Michigan. Great, exciting trip.
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That does sound exciting! Are you going to be in this season? If you get an itch to sail down to Racine, let me know. We''ll be up in that general area in late July, post-Hook Race. We''ll wave as we''re racing...hopefully we''ll have good breeze and we''ll just be a blur.
I am bound and determined to sail more and more independently this summer. I didn''t start sailing until I met my husband...he''s been doing this forever. I''m relatively new at this, though. He''s going to do some off-shore races on our previous boat (we co-owned it with a friend, who has agreed to let my husband race on weekends in exchange for storage and help), which frees up our current boat. I''ve got this great plan to race that one (I don''t expect to go very fast!) with my own crew. I don''t care if I come in DFL...I think it''ll be good experience.
Phew! I''ve rambled enough.
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If we get down in the Racine area I will let you know. But we kind of stay away from the areas down there. Too many people. We like to be on the hook in some lonely bay. Racing sounds like alot of fun. We don't race, we are too heavy and slow for that. We are going to sail up to Lake Superior this summer, Isle Royale. We have seen the Apostle Islands in our power boat, no longer have, about 10 years ago. But we have never been to Isle Royale. We are going to spend about 3 weeks up there in July. But you can still wave as you go by during the race. I will be thinking of you during that time. Good Luck and Fair Winds!
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logrian13, let me know how you do in the race and on your sailing skills. I am planning on working on mine also this summer. My biggest problem is putting the boat in the slip. I also want to learn and trust myself to sail by myself so my sisters and I can go without the men. We also need to get a windlass as I am not pulling up the anchor on a 44' boat. Have fun this summer, I know that I will!
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