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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Hey Gary... you're still GStud in my book. Hang in there... just the next chapter for you and the Mrs.

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Thanks Shawn. I wish we could have rafted up last summer, but maybe we can meet up and I'll buy you a beer next spring. Just won't be able to sail to your neighborhood anymore.

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Well, Saturday's Child has been on the hard for about two weeks, everything seems just fine, the solar panel is doing a great job keeping the batteries topped off and nothing has frozen despite the 20 degree temperatures last night.

The unfortunate thing is that the old gal will go up for sale in the next few months. The boat is in great shape, but the captain is shot to Hell. During the past month, my lung condition has deteriorated to the point where the stress of getting dressed causes me to be out of breath and have to use supplemental oxygen, and sometimes, a rescue inhaler. Consequently, I seriously doubt that I would be able to raise the main sail or safely climb to the foredeck. As the song goes, "The party's over, all good things come to an end."

I'll probably still hang around the sail net for a while, but not even sure about that. The one think I will always remember is all the wonderful folks I've met on this forum.

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Damn GAry sorry it's come to that

You are a fine man and a good contributor here. I feel lucky to have met you and been in your company a few times. You contributed also to some of our Sailnet Rondevous we sponsored at our previous place.

I will miss your stories as well as historical perspective only one who has lived would have, so don't give up on the site.

You are welcome anytime to home for a sail with Donna and I


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Thanks Dave. Unfortunately, I'm now tethered to an oxygen line, and because it draws a huge amount of current when connected to batteries, about 17 amps, it's really not practical to take it on a sailboat. The oxygen machine's onboard batteries only last about 45 minutes and there are only two of them. I really do appreciate the invitation, though.

All the best, and give my best to Donna

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Thanks Dave. Unfortunately, I'm now tethered to an oxygen line, and because it draws a huge amount of current when connected to batteries, about 17 amps, it's really not practical to take it on a sailboat. The oxygen machine's onboard batteries only last about 45 minutes and there are only two of them. I really do appreciate the invitation, though.

All the best, and give my best to Donna

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Gary,

We have 6-6volt Lifelines and carry 720 ah. More than enough for you to go with us for a 6-8 hour day sail and not impact our battery load.

We both have CPAPs which has quite a draw.

I would understand though about not being able to get to emergency situation out on the water quickly.

The offer still stands should you get a itch to go out for a sail


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Sorry to hear that, Gary. Do hang around here. Plenty of us enjoy our conversations with you.
Ditto what Ajax and the others have written. I've really enjoyed reading your contributions and regret not having sailed with you this year when you offered me the chance. I wish you health and happiness in the coming year.

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Gary, I never met you but I do think I know you a little. I always enjoyed reading about your adventures, in the present and in the past. Sometimes I don't agree with the positions you take but I always learn from them. I do hope you stick around here!
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Thanks guys, and I promise, I will stick around as long as I can still contribute.

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Sorry to hear that as well Gary.

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Gary, you're like family, and we look forward to your continuing presence here for all of your many remaining years.

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