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10-18-2010 01:50 PM
cb32863
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Might be a bit chilly, but they look like they're having fun...
Thanks SD. Yes they do enjoy sailing with me. The boy is even thinking of doing ASA101 next year. My daughter likes to take pics and ride. I feel like we have finally found our "thing".
10-18-2010 01:04 PM
rockDAWG My wife is definitively OUT. No sailing if she can't see land and be at the dock at nite.

Despite all that, she is always a good supporter to my career and my hobbies (I have many). She packs for me, organize all logistics, and prepare all pre-cooked meals and book all my travel. When I get home, she will do the laundry and takes care of the images I took during the trip.

I wish she hangs out with me more, but ......... It can be worse.

So I don't live alone, but I ride my bikes alone, I camp alone, I sail alone, I go to home depot alone, I work on the house alone and work in garage alone, I clean the bathroom alone, and even I hang out with young chicks alone. .

You win some and lose some. Life goes on,
10-18-2010 12:33 PM
TintedChrome As I start to post more and more on this forum this is a good a time as any to show my mug..

My better half is totally in - Before meeting her, I had decided that an extended cruise was the way to go for me, so relationships I started after that decision was made have that caveat in there that I may be gone for extended periods. She has a child from a former marriage, so the plan is for me to get my sea-legs back over the next couple of years, with progressively longer overnight, weekend, week long and month long trips, with her and her son coming along as her work and his schooling permits.

There's about 8 years to go before he heads to college, which extends my "departure" date (which now includes her) by 3 years. There's a small tinge of feeling like I'm being held back, but it's quickly over-shadowed by the fact that I can't imagine leaving without her. In the meantime, around 4 years from now I'm going to cruise part time with "smaller" trips like a 6 month-ish trip to Europe (have family there), or the obligatory ICW run down south.

Here's me happy as a clam right after sealing the deal on my first boat..

10-18-2010 11:42 AM
sailingdog Might be a bit chilly, but they look like they're having fun...
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Originally Posted by cb32863 View Post
It's currently just me and my kids. No boat of our own yet but we have a pretty good deal on the local lake with the boat club I belong too. As for the First Mate, the proverbial "It's complicated" is that situation. Anyway, here is a shot of the three of us on a bit of a chill day sailing a Pearson 26, my boat of choice in the boat club.



Next season we hope to do at least one charter in the Apostle Islands and of course more local sailing.
10-17-2010 11:18 AM
cb32863 It's currently just me and my kids. No boat of our own yet but we have a pretty good deal on the local lake with the boat club I belong too. As for the First Mate, the proverbial "It's complicated" is that situation. Anyway, here is a shot of the three of us on a bit of a chill day sailing a Pearson 26, my boat of choice in the boat club.



Next season we hope to do at least one charter in the Apostle Islands and of course more local sailing.
10-16-2010 11:52 AM
Stillraining Time to bump this thread as there have been a lot of new members that we barley know and you barley know us.

This is a great Feel good thread...so please feel free to add to it with your story and your PICTURE....After all we are a family here...most of us come here here to connect in a social environment built around the Sea and around our boats or at least the desire of the two...but definitely for more then just information...Some of my Dearest friends have come from this Forum.

So don't be shy ..post up! and enjoy all the past posts and stories...they are many.
11-13-2009 09:31 PM
YARDPRO my wife and I are high school sweethearts. I have grown up with motorboats. I sailed some when i was a kid ( sunfish, Hobie cats, and flying scotts).
we have a small 17' powerboat, and this year we were talking about how nice it would be to have something we could overnight on and head to the cape for the weekend. She then said she had never been to cape lookout... I was dumbfounded. We have spent countless hours out in boats. Icould not believe that I had never taken her.. 12miles away, and never took her....I promised to take her the next weekend.
I had heard of this "deal" on a 66 sagitta 30. I bought the boat and surprised her with it the next friday. I was so worried that she would freak out and I would be sleeping on the boat...LOL..
She loved it and thought that it was the sweetest thing that I bought HER a sailboat....

We have gone out as much as possible and she loves the boat. She was nervous about heeling, but now is fine with it....

wh have traveled to St. Thomas, St.Martin, cancun, cozumel, key west, and a few islands in the bahamas..... now we are flirting with how to get time off work to take OUR boat down there........
11-12-2009 04:56 PM
primerate84 My wife was not into sailing when we met, but she "tolerated" my Flying Scot on the resevoir not far from our house. Then in 2006, when she agreed to move up to our Cat 30, she started to get more and more acclimated until we went out in Lake Erie on a rather windy day, with pretty bad chop. She was hanging over the side yakking while I was trying to get the boat back into the harbor. She was a happy sailor at that point, but I think it was a positive turning point for her. She realized that she made it through the worst of it, and now she actually looks at the calendar to see when we are going up next. She also is pretty good at the docking procedures and has learned the terminology. This was a picture in October, when she took over the boat for a while just to get comfortable behind the wheel.

Lake Erie-09 picture by winningcolors_photos - Photobucket
11-06-2009 03:55 PM
josrulz
I am a lucky man

I grew up sailing. My wife did not, but she did grow up on the beach and always was a "water person". I was already crazy about her when I introduced her to sailing. She loved it. Whew, what a relief! I am very lucky.

Today, she enjoys her time out on our boat, easily as much as I do. What she doesn't know, she wants to learn. When we skip a weekend on the boat, whether due to weather or whatever, she's the one telling me we have to get her out there. I am very lucky.

A couple years ago, we moved to the Annapolis area so we could get closer to the Bay, and make owning a boat more worthwhile. We got married on a schooner in Annapolis, and our honeymoon was a two week bare boat charter on the Bay (before we bought our boat). I am very lucky.

Here she is at the helm on one of our charters, not so long before we bought our boat.


11-06-2009 01:19 PM
bloodhunter My lady and I had our first date at a boat show.
We bought a Tartan 37C for our wedding present.
My wife decided that we needed a bigger boat. She liked the way the Tartan sailed but didn't like the interior and the cockpit was too small.
We then bought a Morgan 45, but only after I promised that I would put in a real flush toilet, a real sink for the galley and a real shower. Did that, and we spent every weekend and a couple of weeks on the boat last summer. Next year we go offshore.
Yeah -- I gues you could say my wife was in.
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