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Old 17-08-2008, 10:01   #1
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No Real Topic just an observation

Seeing the activity and number of replies and comments made on this side of the forum today, the weather must be as crap in Europe, the States and everywhere else as it is in the UK today, dull, overcast, wet and hardly any wind or too much, as it has been most of our summer.
No real point to this thread just wanted to vent my frustrations, I was made to go shopping and do that gardening thing
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Old 17-08-2008, 10:09   #2
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sun here; probably lots of posts couse it's sunday
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sun here; probably lots of posts couse it's sunday
Yes, but if the weather was good with some wind we would all be out sailing and not thinking about having to go back to work tomorrow, that's if you have to work like me
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Old 17-08-2008, 10:47   #4
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It's nice here but the engines are out of the boat for overhaul. We did take the dink out last night and anchored to watch the sunset and full moon.

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Old 17-08-2008, 13:13   #6
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Very nice here in Berlin!
Took the oldtimer out of the garage for sunshine driving!
I know, why I avoided all my life to stay to long in the UK- Weather!
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Weather was good here to! Just a bit unlucky -looks like i've got a siezed saildrive.

My son was using the engines to keep us into the wind while I raised the main. He reversed the stbd. engine, it died. Tried to move the gearshift to neutral, but it wouldn't budge.

Anyway, went for a nice sail for a few hours, 10-14 knots of wind, had the boat up at around 8.8 at best. Once back in harbour, i checked the push/pull cables, engine wouldn't turn, so donned my swimming gear and dived to see if the prop was jammed or something. Nothing wrong, just wouldn't turn (water was cold, only 19 C). Couldn't move the gear shift. Pulled the lid off the gearbox, and it looks like one of the 2 small pins that limits the movement of the shifter is missing.

My bet is that it has fallen off, and jammed in between some of the gears. Just hope that I don't need to haul the boat, but that's not likely.

Will know tomorrow if I need to start saving

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Old 17-08-2008, 13:51   #8
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Beautiful day here in Chicago,got the jets ripping up and down the shore for the annual air show.
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We are having the wettest, snowiest, windyest, coldest winter since the early 1990's. I'm in the North where the snow doesn't reach (as yet) the North Island ski fields have
3,1/2 metres of snow making it superb for the skiers if they could only get there.
But the willows are budding and the daffodils are flowering so spring is afoot.
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Old 17-08-2008, 14:35   #10
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San Diego is, well, San Diego. That's why the property values are so high, the homeless so plentiful, and the anchorage packed with the weekend crowd of folks who know just enough to drop the hook, dinghy off to lunch, and come back to discover their boats are dragging toward the far shore. Life is good.
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San Diego is, well, San Diego. That's why the property values are so high, the homeless so plentiful, and the anchorage packed with the weekend crowd of folks who know just enough to drop the hook, dinghy off to lunch, and come back to discover their boats are dragging toward the far shore. Life is good.
That is one of the reasons why I like San Diego so much , used to live there and you could count on the weather 11 months of good sailing and always warm enough, we should all move there.

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Old 17-08-2008, 15:06   #12
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Depressed

Apart from Steve in New Zealand (mind you it is his winter) the rest of you (apart from I feel sorry for Alan with a possible seized saildrive) are making me even more depressed, this is our summer in the UK and in the SW where I live (where all the holiday makers (English Tourists) ['GROCKLES' to us Devonians or EMMETS if you are Cornish] come on holiday) it has been the worst summer since 1965 (so my 88 year old father tells me).
Mind you when we do have good weather, I can tell you, it is as good as you get anywhere else in the world, great beaches, lots of rivers to explore, always green countryside, English speaking, cream teas and fish and chips
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Old 17-08-2008, 19:44   #13
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perfect in Montreal.....
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Old 18-08-2008, 08:24   #14
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perfect in Montreal.....
Thanks Glenn, it is still pissing down here.
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Old 18-08-2008, 09:39   #15
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The weather in Venezuela, was (Rainy season) changeable. Over four days last weekend.... A short thunderstorm, ocassional rain, but generally sunny. However, I would swop a weekend for a real fresh haddock or cod "fish and chips, with clotted cream tea cornish style.

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