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Old 28-06-2015, 10:38   #61
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Re: Confessions of a Cockpit Potato

Yes the potato life is definitely for me. I spent too many years racing trying to make boats go as fast as possible.
Now if someone new on board wants to know about sail trim, I will explain all the things we could do to get the most out of the sails. Inevitably they will ask "should we do that now?" My usual response is "well we could, but the boat is moving nice, and the weather is pretty, and I think I'll just sit back and enjoy it for awhile, but you go ahead and knock yourself out. Please get me another beer first though".
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Old 28-06-2015, 14:21   #62
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Re: Confessions of a Cockpit Potato

So are cockpit potatoes better with ketchup (ketch-up) or vinegar?😀


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Old 28-06-2015, 16:51   #63
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a little Mustaad?
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Old 28-06-2015, 18:48   #64
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Hi there Group 9. Still heading out in Sept? Might just stay around here and wait for you. Hard to leave the Cove!

We know we fit the Potato lifestyle, as last Dec . We left from Slidell, LA, with the Keys as a loose goal. As of today we have managed to sail/motor a total of around 150 miles and are still in Pirates Cove, AL. where we arrived in April.
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Re: Confessions of a Cockpit Potato

So:

Spent the morning and lunch and earl afternoon on the boat. Went home to attend to some things. Mid evening I came back to the boat and replaced a hose clamp, made coffee, chatted with a couple of fresh berthers, and walked over to a great restaurant.

Im still here, probably will stay the night. So very comfortable being on a boat even in the home port.

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Oh man-what a glorious rest on the boat last night. At the clinic now and missing the gentle movement of the boat already.

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Old 29-06-2015, 01:10   #67
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LoL Paul this is the stage i'm at now --- i've still got the all singing all dancing racing machine but i want to switch off and just chill out but she doesnt want me too

yesterday was a good day had the scooper up yesterday and saw seeing upwards of 15kts at most times - wind speed average 5 conditions pretty good Ruby Tuesday was on rails and it felt good -- the faster she went the more time seemed to just fly by she was just sooooo happy to be in a groove and yup me and girlie did some mile munching but that was only cos she wanted it - i was sat in the pit with the autopilot on and a coke in my hand

Yesterday was a fantastic day to be alone in the watery wilderness
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I noticed that Nancie and I have been out on this cruise for 45 days and logged about 700 miles. That gives us an average of about 15 miles per day. This seems most typical or us. We might slow down when we reach the Chesapeake.
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I noticed that Nancie and I have been out on this cruise for 45 days and logged about 700 miles. That gives us an average of about 15 miles per day. This seems most typical or us. We might slow down when we reach the Chesapeake.
Was thinking you were pushing it a little.......
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I noticed that Nancie and I have been out on this cruise for 45 days and logged about 700 miles. That gives us an average of about 15 miles per day. This seems most typical or us. We might slow down when we reach the Chesapeake.
. . . . . . . . and besides, the dog gets a little nervous when you sail out of sight of trees.
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. . . . . . . . and besides, the dog gets a little nervous when you sail out of sight of trees.
Sadly, our dog, Zorro, is no longer with us...




He was the best aboard for 13 years and never needed a tree.



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Hi there Group 9. Still heading out in Sept? Might just stay around here and wait for you. Hard to leave the Cove!

We know we fit the Potato lifestyle, as last Dec . We left from Slidell, LA, with the Keys as a loose goal. As of today we have managed to sail/motor a total of around 150 miles and are still in Pirates Cove, AL. where we arrived in April.
Yep, looking good so far. Got it out of the yard with new barrier coat and bottom paint last week. I put in a new toilet two days ago (crappy job I had been putting off). I was putting the just varnished floorboards back in this morning for the heads.
Waiting for the mainsail to come back from the sail loft. It's coming together.

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Re: Confessions of a Cockpit Potato

We've been exploring some new places while poking about the Chesapeake. We cruised up the James River to Smithfield, Virginia and today we cruised up the Rapahanock River to Urbanna. These little historic towns are gems!
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Is a cockpit potato on a boat like a couch potato in a house?

Nope. Not at all. Sometimes I just go down to my boat, crack a brew and pretend like I did something. On the couch that would be depressing. On the boat it's a vacation.
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