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So who won the bet about me getting out after my surgery? I know that it will take some time for me to come back. Yesterday was an easy day, but I am not prepared yet for a jarring heavy wind steering day.
I need to stay away from repetitive motions for a while which put pressure on that area, till I build up. My strength. As well I am much more aware of body mechanics. When young that doesn’t make a difference, but I can see now how it means a big deal.
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We'll probably be down in your neck of the woods to deliver the boat to Bert Jabins within the next few weeks. I decided to submit my bent toe rail that I had posted about a couple months back as an insurance claim. To attempt to repair properly I would have needed to take a whole week off work. Quicker repairs always would have looked half-assed and we plan on keeping the boat a long time. Annapolis Yacht Sales service division will be performing the repair since they are the local Beneteau dealer.

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Dave, glad you had a successful surgery. My advice, take it easy, don't lift anything heavier than 10 pounds for at least the next three months, and play it safe. For me, nearly every day is a day of constant back pain, and unfortunately, surgery is no longer an option in my case. I just have to cope with the pain using a combination of booze and morphine.

Be careful out there and let that good looking gal you're married to take care of the heavy stuff.

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Y'all are making me more excited to be out on the water this weekend! I'm debating on Annapolis vs the Magothy for Thursday-Saturday from Sandy Point State Park. The wind predictions I'm seeing make me lean toward Annapolis and maybe Luce Creek.

Regarding the moorings in Annapolis - how strict are they on their noon check-out time? My wife and I would like to take the water taxi in for breakfast, but if they start running at 0930, we may not make it back to the boat exactly at noon. Any thoughts?
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Forgot to mention earlier that we saw dolphins off Gibson Island yesterday! Apparently there have been other sightings in the central bay. I've seen them down near Solomons before, but never this far north.
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Forgot to mention earlier that we saw dolphins off Gibson Island yesterday! Apparently there have been other sightings in the central bay. I've seen them down near Solomons before, but never this far north.
That's so awesome! I hope they stay the week - we've never seen dolphins from the boat.
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Back in June this year we were anchored in East River of Mobjack Bay. I stepped outside around two AM and was surrounded in the dark by dolphins blowing. Just the coolest thing.
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Well, I'm glad everyone seems to have had a glorious weekend. Saturday afternoon was great for me. Wind was a little fickle, but humidity was low and that was a nice change.

I went across and landed for supper on Tilghman Island. A cheeseburger and a beer hit the spot and I left Knapp's Narrows at sunset.


What I got on the way home was honestly the worst butt kicking I have ever had on the Bay. The wind had shifted Easterly and picked up, hard. It was dark, but seas had to have been running five feet at least and I could hear every third swell breaking behind me.


Running DDW, GPS was hitting six knots under reefed main alone (boat is 22' LWL). We were tossed like a cork in a washing machine. The rolling was so bad I was concerned, borderline scared, a cockpit coaming would break below the water and pin me in a broach before a breaking wave. Autopilot was useless and I was exhausted keeping the boat under control. I made it home safe, thanks be to God.


A wise old man once said sailing was tranquility punctuated by terror. I think he was right.
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Glad you made it home safely, @drew1711 . Sounds rough - I can't say I've seen the bay that way yet. And after your description, I'm not sure I want to.
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Y'all are making me more excited to be out on the water this weekend! I'm debating on Annapolis vs the Magothy for Thursday-Saturday from Sandy Point State Park. The wind predictions I'm seeing make me lean toward Annapolis and maybe Luce Creek.

Regarding the moorings in Annapolis - how strict are they on their noon check-out time? My wife and I would like to take the water taxi in for breakfast, but if they start running at 0930, we may not make it back to the boat exactly at noon. Any thoughts?
Strict enforcement as they are at a premium and other boats will be there early circling to get a mooring as they want to ha e the day in Annapolis.


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