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Old 02-08-2014, 06:45   #31
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Re: The True Stories Of Cruising

Bought a used boat in the water from a person I trusted and cruised over 900 nautical miles with very few problems from December thru May. Went sometimes for several days without seeing another boat. Some days close to zero degrees and once spent 2 days and nights plowing furrows in the bottom with a CQR anchor and all chain rode in 50 to 70 knot winds. Nothern lights at night, uncrowded anchorages, beautiful scenery, and lots of wildlife.

Put the boat on the hard to refinish the exterior and fix some things that I didn't like. I have spent the whole summer here fixing all the hidden terrors that should have sunk me. Might get out of here sometime in September.

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Old 02-08-2014, 07:42   #32
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Re: The True Stories Of Cruising

Originally Posted by TacomaSailor View Post
The Good
Great Friends and Pot Luck dinners at the Santa Rosalia Yacht Club in the Central Sea of Cortez

The Bad
Great Friends in nasty clothes and strange head gear at the Santa Rosalia Yacht Club
I think it's some inland magnetic anomaly there... Experiences in SR the same!

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Good...seeing a moon bow
Bad....the squall line that created it

Good=The Green Flash
Bad = The White Flash.... (rumble) .... Flash... (boom).... (hair tingle) Flash... (CRACK!) ..... New Shorts...

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
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