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post #31 of 38 Old 12-28-2008
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Guess he doesnt get much snow at the walla walla yacht club. The sailboats are designed for these giant lead things hanging under them but not for thousands of weight up top to just lower it more this puts the boat under unnecessary stress causing things to go wrong.

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We just got back from a 4 day cruise and the lowest temp was 31 degrees C (88 degrees F) and I burnt my feet walking on the dock! The next three days are 38, 36 & 39 (100, 97 & 102). Hard to contemplate your photos from here.

Gotta go (& jump in the pool)

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We just got back from a 4 day cruise and the lowest temp was 31 degrees C (88 degrees F) and I burnt my feet walking on the dock! The next three days are 38, 36 & 39 (100, 97 & 102). Hard to contemplate your photos from here.

Gotta go (& jump in the pool)

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rub it in..........BUT, next summer when it is YOUR winter, and OUR summer! and it is warmer here in the bottom part of the world, and colder in the top part..........well any way, must be what makes the world go round and round and round......................: D

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Had six inches of snow on the deck a few days ago.

Cleaned it off. Boat didn't sink. In fact that reminds me, I need to check the tire inflation on the trailer...

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I say this from all the sailors up in New England and the Great Lakes...

BITE US!!!, you bastardo sujo.
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I just had to jump in here.

I find it extremely hard to believe that you could pile enough snow on top of a well found sailboat to cause it to sink. After all there is already several thousand pounds of lead/iron hanging under it.

If it sinks it's because there is another problem that the owner failed to address and just got away with it until times got bad.
I don't recall the exact numbers right now, but an AWFUL lot of people suffer from heart attacks every year, shoveling snow.

Here in Colorado we get a few inches at a time (where I live) and it generally only stays a few hours or a couple of days.

In Michigan, near Lake St. Clair we used to get a LOT of snow that stuck around (and killed people from heart attacks) every year.

In Oklahoma, we got ICE. Always ICE. No snow to speak of. Always that incessant, awful ice.... In DC and Virgina we got massive blizzards of wet, heavy snow (and I saw at least two boats that had been left in the water on Anacostia River go under, through the ice.... that was sad)....(Neither was a sail boat either).

So... snow can kill ya. It can destroy roofs, buildings, boats, pretty much anything not built to take it.

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