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Old 01-10-2010, 21:33   #31
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At the risk of hijacking the thread, our Berninas have repaired all our sails, built our sail cover and various sunbrella projects as well. They aren't all plastic like most newer machines. There's a cast aluminum chassis under the hood that most sailors would really appreciate.

New Ultraleather upholstery is next.

We now turn the thread back to the sailing season, sorry mods!
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Old 01-10-2010, 21:57   #32
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Our season was great...and kinda sad. Unless something unexpected changes current plans this was our last season in the PNW. We had a great time, and will likely be heading to MD (not too shabby cruising) but we will always miss it up here. No sailing for the next 6 months either which means we'll miss out on a lot of nice quiet anchorages, but I have a feeling we'll make up for it once we're on the east coast. I'm sure one day we will be back!
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Old 01-10-2010, 21:59   #33
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my singer has stitched britches and zippers since 1938. Many of our finest have served in clothes sewed by this very machine. Recently involved in finishing off a bimini and several seat cushions. No one could mistake this for anything but very heavy cast iron reliable and certainly a very classic machine. Were you to consider a trade of the Bernina QE240 plus some thing else of considerable value for my singer I Might consider. Like maybe you sew the remaining covers and fabric projects I have planned give me the Bernia and you get this wonderful singer? was this thread about hatch covers? you could also sew hatch covers and then maybe Id give up my singer immidataley
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Old 01-10-2010, 23:26   #34
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Seasons? I stopped doing seasons years ago :-)

This was a good year. They all are. A year ago we did the Baja Ha-Ha (again), sailed around Mexico, big fun, girl trouble, heh. Sailed and bashed back to Monterey in the Spring. Then flew to SE Asia where I've been sailing around Malaysia. Headed for the Pacific now, out to Palau.
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Old 01-10-2010, 23:36   #35
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What is this season I hear tell of? Oh, yeah. I remember the snow shoveling season.

Our season is about to end - how sad. The southwest will soon give way to the northeast.

Bundle up you poor wretches!
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:31   #36
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That's why I asked season/year. Those that get to answer about their year don't need to rub it in the faces of those who answer based on a season.:-)

Strom blew though yesterday. Now it's Sat morning, sunny and nice looking from the house. But checking the bay bouys it's a little rough out on the water, so trying to decide whether it's a good or bad thing to try to convince my wife that it would be a great sailing day. On one hand its rough out, on the other theres only a few more weeks left!
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:21   #37
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Actually, it's a 180 (my machine) Hers is a 440QE.
Both machines only draw about 60 watts when sewing pedal to the metal.
We run them on a cheap 300 watt modified sinewave inverter.

When I looked a little closer at that photo, I cringed.
She ought to know better than sew with the handle up like that as it might snag the thread.

BTW, I'm a Certified Bernina Technician, so she gets her tuneups for free.
Oops! 440QE That's what I meant not 240. Sorry. Can't believe I did that as "Bernice" is the 2nd love of my life after my husband.

Free tuneups? You're killing me! You provide online tech support?
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:23   #38
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great first season

This was my first season as a sailor and even though at the begining of the season I was scared to take the boat out and found every excuss to not be able to, once I finally just did it, I had a great season. I sail solo more then with crew and although I did not meet all of my goals, I am very please with the ones I did meet.

I can take the boat out solo and have great confidence now that we can keep each other safe.

I have done some great trips (Day) and even fianlly managed to fly a spinakker about a week ago. Allot of the year was spent figuring out rigging and getting things set just right.

Although the year is done for the Zephyr and I in about two weeks. I am really looking forward to next year now. I will be adding and upgrading all kinds of new things on the boat over the non sailing season (winter) so this year the time out of the water will go fast...

Thanks for all those that helped get me ready and in the water this year. It was a year of GREAT learning.
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Get out of here with that heres a real machine. Itook this right before the sailing season started fixing zippers on the bimini enclosure
Nice machine!
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You provide online tech support?
PM me.
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We Loved the Exuma's

We left in January from Kemah, Texas and spent until the end of June in the Exumas. It was exquisite! We are back in Kemah and Rusty is working to fill the Cruising Kitty. We plan to leave the first of December to return to the Exuma's and parts unknown. We are so excited. Here are a few of the pictures but there are tons more with details on Sitton on the beach

Rusty designed a sail he calls the "creature". It was awesome. Very versatile in light winds. Check out the pictures and he explains how it works in the blog. Sorry I don't know the design elements.

I guess the highlights were the swimming pigs on Big Major, the wonderful cave at Thunderball and the caves in Rocky Dungas and the Jimentos.
Can't wait to go back.
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Old 02-10-2010, 15:14   #42
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Our season never ends but the summer is reallllyyyy HOT. Not much wind, then the thunderstorms come along.

April was taken advantage of though.
Well, Here Is Our Trip from April

We plan a couple of weeks for early November.

Not too much work on the boat needed either (knock wood). Nicro vent fan batteries died again. They apparently had a bad batch or two. They sent me the batts and o-rings for my trouble of calling. Rigging tuned. Fresh bottom job. Sure gets dirty sitting there all lonely like.

It is starting to be a little cooler so some weekend things will happen soon too.
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It's still going on. I had a great time yesterday dodging Tridents and working on my single handed procedures. Not much wind but still was able to ghost around in the fall sunshine.

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more good stories needed, we do lots to scare people. lets try to off set it more with good
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My sailing season was Jan- March in the Bahamas. The boat was new to me, so as expected had a few glitches to overcome, but other than that was a great cruise. I'll be doing it again this winter - probably spending the whole time in the Abacos. Can't wait.
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