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01-06-2002 10:43 AM
HHJ
A good start...

To NYCSmith2K - I''ve got a 28 foot sloop at City Island and, as a dyed-in-the-wool NYC type myself, would be happy to welcome you aboard next Spring. Contact me at hjohan5576@aol.com if you''re interested. To Kimberlite - I''m in St. Thomas every February. If you don''t mind company, where can I find you?

Hans
01-03-2002 02:56 PM
NYCSmith2K
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I''m amused.

A story. A man is driving down the highway and is cut-off by another man in new Red Ford Explorer. The first man gives the exlorer the finger and promptly speeds up and tailgates for the next five miles, when the Explorer and the man both take the off ramp. The Explorer turns down a side street and the man continues on home fuming. Later that evening, our man is out raking the lawn when the new Red Ford Explorer pulls into the driveway next door.

01-03-2002 02:09 PM
sailorman_10
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Although BigRed56 occasionally has some good points that I wholeheartedly agree with, its best to just ignore the mindless swagger that sometimes seeps through his fingertips.
01-03-2002 04:54 AM
BigRed56
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Ahoy, insensitive Big Red56 the Pirate here, FUNNY? FUNNY? MY dear NY newcommer I will not apologise or in any way change my comments. My sticking a cutlass in your ribs has well served your purpose by getting you a free intro which I suggest you jump on. My dear kimberlite,eric? , I see a lot of cyberspace nonsense on this site and very little real connections being made. Call this guy and follow through. We as a Nation must go on with our lives, to do anything else or to tip toe around NYorkers isn''t helping. This terrorist strike was meant to stop us and change the way we live and I will not let it. At the same time I do not think that it is being fair to the rest of the nation who suffer as well from the emotional and financial aftershocks of this terrible act. What I found disingenous was this persons use of" ohh woo is me whining" asking for someone to tell him its ok to run away from his sorrow. Sailing is not an escape from reality, it is a different reality to begin with. It is not funny to me that thousands never had the chance to escape.If you all really want to wear your hearts on you sleeves take your boat up there and give everyone a ride. Then sell your boat and give the proceeds to the relief effort. Otherwise strike your colors Im not the enemy! Big Red 56 Pirate
01-02-2002 06:46 PM
kimberlite
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nycsmith,
hiya,
we keep our boat in st thomas over the winter and huntington ny in the summer.
if you and your wife would like to drop by for a day sail either in st thomas or huntington, please drop me a note at kimberlt@optonline.net.
fair winds
eric
01-02-2002 06:43 PM
kimberlite
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red,
that last e-mail was really very harsh insensitive and unnecessary.we here in new york find nothing funny about the wtc disaster.
eric
eric
01-02-2002 09:12 AM
crownedone
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hey big red, sounds like you might need some therapy for being an inconsiderate jerk when you respond to someone you have never met. Why don''t you just keep your stupid remarks to yourself. I think it is great when someone wants to look into sailing
01-01-2002 08:31 PM
BigRed56
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Ahoy , Big Apple survivor. Whats a matter big fella does it take 220 stories of rubble to get you to think about sailing. I think you need therapy first. The last thing I need is another burned out city dweller freaking out when I put the rail in the water or ask him to go foward and clamp on the lightning cables to the shrouds before the thunderstorm roll in. But if your really serious get out you briefcase and fill it with cash and go see Jeff_ in Maryland and I''m sure the loss of your cash will make it all better. Big Red56
01-01-2002 09:45 AM
valhalla2005
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As long as you don''t take it too seriously you can''t fail. Allways remember that sailing''s supposed to be fun:-)
Try take some lessons, or find someone to crew for in the local marinas. If you have any questions on "how to", e-mail me...
If you''ve got money, check with the moorings about both classes and charters.
12-04-2001 07:11 PM
OdysseyGirl
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I''m looking to find youth from the ages betweem 14-18 in the tacoma area in Washington to crew on a 90 foot Yawl, no experience needed, we will teach you everything....... Sea scout program
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