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Old 16-11-2009, 17:06   #1
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Do I Get an Award, or a Medal or Just a 'Congrats'

Yesterday and today were big days for me, well from my point of view. Yesterday I towed the boat ( I was nervous as heck ) launched it ( without launching my truck) got the mast and rigging all set up, at that point it was getting dark, yeah I got a late start. Today, I got the boom up and the lines running right. Then I tried to start the outboard to motor out from the dock, it wouldn't start, so I just pushed off and sailed away, the wind was at my back easy sailing, so I FINALLY got to SAIL my boat!!! I did a little sail out to the middle of the bay, dropped the anchor, let a little scope, then fidgeted with the dang outboard got it started and it seems to run good, I think the reason it didn't start was I forgot to "choke" it, I am to used to fuel injected engines, just start and go. So then I hauled up the anchor and sailed around the Roberts Bay here in Venice. I sailed through a little channel, with the wind still at my back, but had to motor back through, too narrow for a newbie to try to tack through. I need some good open water practice at that. Then I picked an anchoring spot, dropped the anchor, in about 6 feet of water and let out about 50 feet of scope. probably more than I need, but I am not close to any other boats, so I figured more is better, seeing how my anchor might be considered to be a little on the lite side. Then I made sure all was secure and rowed the dinghy back to the dock. And that end my big two days!
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Old 16-11-2009, 17:18   #2
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Old 16-11-2009, 17:25   #3
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Hope you set that anchor as well or you may get the wrong kind of "award".
Just kidding, congratulations. You survived and had fun, what else is there?

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Old 16-11-2009, 18:19   #4
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Congratulations! The awards and metals go to the racers...
it's good to hear you are launching...here in the northeast
the focus is on pulling the boat, covering and winterizing.
Venice...great location with Tampa Bay to the north and Port
Charlotte to the south. Enjoy!
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Old 16-11-2009, 19:03   #5
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anchor, in about 6 feet of water and let out about 50 feet of scope. probably more than I need,
Thats exactly fine! Thats what we use, maybe more. In 3 meters of water (1 meter under the bottom of the keel) we would use 25 to 30 meters chain. Thats 9 feet water: 75 to 90 ft chain.


Glad you had a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!


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No, it's better. You get to do it again. That is much better than an award. You really need to pull a lot togther to do this and it looks like you may have a chance at making it really work. You've earned the best award possible.
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Well done! Sara has the right award for you.
You're due for another award once you go over 100 posts.
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I think he gets another star *after* his name when he manages that!
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Old 17-11-2009, 20:39   #13
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100 huh, well considering how many stupid questions I have asked, how many more I will ask now that the boat is actually in the water and I have actually sailed at a bit.
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