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Old 13-04-2013, 05:42   #16
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Re: We Have Suffered Enough.

I spent most of my childhood in Port Moresby. A rough town, but the temperature only varied a few degrees year round. Then before coming to Minnesota, I worked as a laborer in the Northern Territory. My blood was thin and I did not even own a sweater/jumper. I thought "How cold can it really get?". Then in September 1995 the first cold front came through...

The weather makes everything in this part of the world harder. The weather can change a hundred degrees in one day so you never know what to wear. You never know what your boat should be wearing either. Just because it is light breeze when you leave your slip it doesn't mean it is not going to be a NE gale by the time you hit the entrance!

We are almost always reefed when we go out, and I've seen people giggle, but I've also noticed the gigglers put their boats in late and only take their boats out of the harbor in August and September...
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Old 13-04-2013, 07:23   #17
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Re: We Have Suffered Enough.

I just can't even imagine what that would be like. I live on the California Coast (Monterey Bay) and in the dead of winter it is, on avarage high 50's to low 60's during the daytime. This last week we have been getting daytime temps in the 70's and mid 50's at night. This is as far north as I would ever want to live.
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Old 13-04-2013, 08:20   #18
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Re: We Have Suffered Enough.

Tonight here in Key West is forcasted for a LOW of 78 degrees.

I have a great mooring here in my anchorage that I'm considering selling.
Just do it!
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Old 13-04-2013, 08:22   #19
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Re: We Have Suffered Enough.

We are in Muskegon Michigan, snowing here. We have to wait for ice-out on Muskegon Lake in order to reach the Lake Michigan channel. Most serious ice is gone. I was planning a work day today but the basement is more inviting. (Grand Haven & Muskegon harbors.)
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Re: We Have Suffered Enough.

I got sick of the rain and bailed out to San Diego for a week - 1st time back in 30 yrs - what an unbelievable mad house! Nice weather but I couldnt live there again - back to Anacortes for me!! Come on crab season!!
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Re: We Have Suffered Enough.

I once spent a winter crabbing in Warrenton OR, and it rained every day until Feb 02nd it snowed, Feb 03rd, I got on a greyhound bus and went to Portland and caught a plane to HI, haven't been back since.
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I'm glad I got in my boat and left. The winter in Mexico is, umm, well, perfect!
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It's about 8pm here in Key West, Fl and the Sun just went away for the day.
It's getting chilly laying on my foredeck while on my ipad, I better put on a T-shirt.
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We are in Muskegon Michigan, snowing here. We have to wait for ice-out on Muskegon Lake in order to reach the Lake Michigan channel. Most serious ice is gone. I was planning a work day today but the basement is more inviting. (Grand Haven & Muskegon harbors.)
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Going to town, I guess I should put a shirt on. Where are my flip flops?
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Old 14-04-2013, 11:07   #26
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I've shovelled snow yesterday and will do it again today. The forecast for tomorrow is calling for a low of +3 F (and a high of +35F, I should add). The water on the nearby lake is cold and hard, but there are rumours of iced out lakes a hundred miles south of here.

A month ago, we had a couple of weeks warm enough for varnishing. Spring in the Rockies, eh?
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What's the matter with you guys?? Haven't you heard of ice boat sailing??
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Re: We Have Suffered Enough.

Where I grew up in South Florida we would gather outside on those very cold days when the school was closed because the high for the day was not expected to reach 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Bundled in our jackets, we would huddle in a circle a share the amazement of "seeing our breath" as it would condense in the frigid air that was so harsh to inhale. In 1970 Nancie & I, newly married, left for a year in Maryland to buy our first liveaboard boat. I still remember the shock of actually living where there was snow instead of a setting for a brief exotic vacation. You guys sailing in the North are the true tough guys. We often cruise up to Maine in the summer and I wear the jacket and stay out of the water.
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Tonight here in Key West is forcasted for a LOW of 78 degrees.

I have a great mooring here in my anchorage that I'm considering selling.
Just do it!
What's 35C in F then?
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Sounds terrible, I'm really glad I'm at 20 degrees latitude in Mexico!
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