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08-06-2012 05:33 PM
AncientTech
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

I sailed long ago and over the decades the feelings from those days never ever faded. It was always hard for me to describe to someone that had never sailed before until I viewed a short video in which the sailor spoke the phrase "Your life will never be as big as when you are sailing on a small boat". That stuck with me after hearing it and gave me a label to place on those feelings that never faded. The best course would be for you to take sailing class as others have suggested and see if your heart rings as you glide across the waves. After that if you can not go a day without thinking of it then time spent not sailing is time wasted.
08-06-2012 03:28 PM
DRFerron
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

Um. Well.

No, we did not name our boat. It came to us with the name. After doing some research we decided to keep it. I admit that I had not associated it with the end of the world. Thank you for that.
08-06-2012 02:46 PM
Woodvet
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

Has anyone seen those Optimists carrying those new sailors /kids?
If one overboard, he first yells for a pick up but if he doesn't learn the civil voice his teeth may chatter for some time.
A good education at any price...Excellent time to start!!!
I know of schools that are dirt cheap for adults.
The beginning of this thread is rather ambiguous though...
"Other vices."
No skipper should impair his or her judgement to remedy boredom!!!!

If a kid smokes pot he or she may forget which day they were suppose to sign up. I think drugs and alcohol are for the recluse. Met but a few who were not psychotic and to interact on a clear basis nothing beats sober.
It takes six months after a joint to reinstate a healthy bounty of dopamine but well worth it.
BE HAPPY SAILING!!!
Not STONED OR DRUNK!!!!! YOU OWE THAT to those who share your boat and the water...
Donna, your boat's name is 'Halcyon' did you name it?
Are you familiar with the Greek myth?
How it relates to a star in Taurus?
It's really about a sea bird. Or maybe the center of the universe, then about good old days and now the coming end of the world according to the Hopi.
How about this:
Not from successful love alone,
Nor wealth, nor honor'd middle age, nor victories of politics or war;
But as life wanes, and all the turbulent passions calm,
As gorgeous, vapory, silent hues cover the evening sky,
As softness, fulness, rest, suffuse the frame, like freshier, balmier air,
As the days take on a mellower light, and the apple at last hangs
really finish'd and indolent-ripe on the tree,
Then for the teeming quietest, happiest days of all!
The brooding and blissful halcyon days!
Walt Whitman
(1819-1892)
06-05-2012 04:49 PM
stegosaurus!
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

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Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
Rather than try and talk you into it, my suggestion is to try it.
You're a little late
06-05-2012 04:47 PM
anthemj24
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

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Originally Posted by stegosaurus! View Post
Well, I no longer need to be talked into it... I went out today with BubbleheadMd (thanks again Rich!) I am sunburned as crap, but I left wanting to sail that much more and all we did was talk. Throw in any amount of "cookout/relaxing activities" and I would be in bliss. This is all in spite of getting my hopes of traveling down to the bay from Alexandria semi crushed. I don't care. It was awesome.
Cool, now you can buy my boat . We were the 23 footer you guys passed at the entrance to the Rhode River. I am itching for a bigger boat, but am forbidden from buying more til I sell one. In all seriousness, glad to see you had a good time out there, the wind was perfect for a sail. We hated coming in, but had a long drive up to PA.
06-05-2012 02:31 PM
MarkSF
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

Rather than try and talk you into it, my suggestion is to try it.
06-04-2012 07:53 AM
stegosaurus!
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

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Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd View Post
Better buy stock in a sunscreen company. We were only out for 3 hours!
Haha and the worst part is I had sunscreen right in my car! This alway happens in the beginning of summer. Later in summer I don't burn, but early I burn like there is no tomorrow. It was worth it.
06-04-2012 07:50 AM
BubbleheadMd
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

Better buy stock in a sunscreen company. We were only out for 3 hours!
06-03-2012 08:24 PM
stegosaurus!
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

Well, I no longer need to be talked into it... I went out today with BubbleheadMd (thanks again Rich!) I am sunburned as crap, but I left wanting to sail that much more and all we did was talk. Throw in any amount of "cookout/relaxing activities" and I would be in bliss. This is all in spite of getting my hopes of traveling down to the bay from Alexandria semi crushed. I don't care. It was awesome.
06-02-2012 09:02 PM
WDS123
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

The best race race boat I ever sailed on was a beat up 30 footer.

On the last leg, we'd hoist the chute, one crew would go below and whip up some frozen drinks with a battery powered blender, the music would be turned on and life was good.

We even finished ahead of the occaisional boat.
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