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Old 11-12-2009, 13:45   #1
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I'm going sailing this weekend solo.
The boat a peterson 44 is equipped with required equipment and is in good condition. I have checked the weather. It will be cold. Sailing on the chesapeake. I am experienced. Not inclined to use electric hair dyrers in the shower.
I am providing an opprtunity for all to tell me what I should have done shouldn't do prior to departing. that way If something did happen the event will have already been hashed out. I can defend my choices rather then be subject to post mortem spectulation. Should the government intervene or mandate that I have extra thermals? etc...
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Old 11-12-2009, 13:49   #2
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wish i was there going along for the ride. our boat has already been laid up since Sept. 20+- enjoy yourself there won't be to many days left to do that
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It was cold there last night and I hear it will be colder tonight. You may want to use that hairdryer to keep warm. I finally broke down and winterized my engine so I can't go out and run into you. I suspect that makes your trip much safer.

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wish i was there going along for the ride enjoy yourself there won't be to many days left to do that
I was hoping I had a few more years left. Given that were now counting days Ill make the best of it.
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Old 11-12-2009, 14:21   #5
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I was hoping I had a few more years left. Given that were now counting days Ill make the best of it.
Care to elaborate on that?

It sounds tragic!

Or have you elsewhere?
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Mike D said" enjoy yourself there won't be to many days left to do that"
I was surprised to hear this as well. Thinking that I have many years left to sail.
I think I may have taken it out of context.
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Shoot, I was hoping you had some really tragic story to tell.

I've been trying to convince my Wife to retire and go sailing but "Nooooo!" she has to WORK.

So I look for hart rending stories of guys cut down in their prime to work on her guilt lever.

Damn, thought I might be onto a good one.

PS - Let me know if the situation changes, would ya?
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Old 11-12-2009, 14:54   #8
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Hey,
you're in a KP44. Nothing can go wrong. (It is a little short though, maybe a little slow as well!!)
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k,i'll pretend to actually know something and give some advice

pre-make lunch if u plan to be out all day, hunger lessens the enjoyment factor at the least and at worst grumpiness can lead to poor decision making
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you're in a KP44. Nothing can go wrong. (It is a little short though, maybe a little slow as well!!)
Does the 46 have a longer waterline? Otherwise your paying the yards fir 2 more ft for the same boat. As for speed you up for a race. We could see who clocks off the most miles in say a 4 hour period. Could be any period and verified by photos off a plotter. Im not competive.
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I did my first solo sail ina big boat this last summer. I concentrated on making sure that each evolution would go smoothly (making sure fenders were accessable before I needed them, that they were on the boat long before docking and applied out of traffic etc). In the end it went really smoothly and I enjoyed it a lot - even when I got into a fog bank.

So, as creakyboy says have your lunch ready, have drinks and snacks to hand, wear your life jacket, clip in if at all rough and above all enjoy yourself!
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Of course that was on a stinking hot day in San Diego during the summer...
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I guess my post was a little pushy. Sorry about that.

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Does the 46 have a longer waterline? Otherwise your paying the yards fir 2 more ft for the same boat. As for speed you up for a race. We could see who clocks off the most miles in say a 4 hour period. Could be any period and verified by photos off a plotter. Im not competive.
I'm not competitive either; but 4 hrs is a little short. Lets meet in the middle and race home.[or have a few beers] I found a few stats from a website. May be right, may be wrong. Doesnt matter. They are good boats.
Performance Comparison
LOAKelly Peterson 46 46.25Peterson 44 43.8
LWLKelly Peterson 46 40.83Peterson 44 38.7
Sail AreaKelly Peterson 46 1100Peterson 44 1011
Hull SpeedKelly Peterson 46 8.56Peterson 44 8.34
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:50   #15
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Looks Like I'll get the advantage of a handicap. I assumed the difference in the 44 and 46 was a transom extension. Which may be right thinking about that on this boat it would extend the waterline and give you 2 more feet. Nice boat. Look fwd to the beer. The beer here is real cold it has to be chewed unless you warm it on the stove.
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