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Old 09-12-2009, 21:46   #1
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Cold Weather Activities

this goes out to all your pacific northwest liveaboards. looking to see what other cold winter liveaboards do for social fun when it's minus 5 outside. anyone have any favorite things they like to do.
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Old 09-12-2009, 23:10   #2
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Yup.

(It's why lots of northern born folks have birthdays in Aug/Sept/Oct, doncha know)
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Now it's time to do all the fix'n on the inside!

And spend a lot of time on the CF............._/)
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I was thinking that I have to take off all of the varnish, so why not wait for the coldest day and have at it with the heat gun, that way I don't freeze and I don't end up pealing paint on a day when I could be varnishing later in the spring.

I will probably asking CF a million and one hypothetical quesitons too.
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We're going to Leavenworth this weekend- it is a Christmas overload, and I know the kids will love it!

We also go to the Children's Museum here in Everett, go swimming in the indoor pool, go to the rockclimbing gym, watch football/movies...

We also go shopping for really long water hoses to reach the one spigot that you can still get water at!

When does the Olympics start?

We're pretty much stuck around a bunch of ice!! I doubt the lighted boat parade will be able to happen this weekend unless the weather really changes!
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We're going to Leavenworth this weekend ...
What are you in for, and when's your hearing?
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Not a livaboard. I love to ski as much as sail. So winter in Vancouver is alright. Mostly the snow stays where it belongs.. on the slopes.


Its still being on the water its just frozen!

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Oh Yeah. I spend time reading sailing blogs and dreaming of spring
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Sleep late. Watch DVDs. Read. Cook. Occasional all-day trips into town (no car). Getting really good at crossword puzzles. Listen to music. Do a few small inside projects. Volunteer at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Oh, and since the pipes froze on the dock and the water's turned off, I spent part of today recommissioning the watermaker.

Weather's beginning to warm up a bit and the clouds are rolling in.
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Lake Erie water temp- 39 degrees F, wind 20-35kts, waves 4-10' air temp 28 and falling, but the sun is out!!! Lets go sailing! Not.

Guess I'm a glutton for punishment, but I am wondering what the warm climate sailors are doing.
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Well lets see..just today:

Break ice in the horses water trough....figure out why the trough heater and water feed hose heat tape shorted out..find a hose that wasn't frozen solid...clean the carport..and back patio...make a hay and salt block run...put straw in the dogs kennel...replace a worn out plug in the house...move a partially restored 77 Monty Carlo into the shop in preparation of the snow..fix the port headlight on my moms van.( she hit her mail box)....fix the mail box, sort of...walk a bit of fence line and repair break in the hot wire...picked up some wind downed tree branches..

Dang I hate winter... too darn much to do!..wish I had some of thoes boring summer sailing days...
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Well lets see..just today:

Break ice in the horses water trough................

Dang I hate winter... too darn much to do!..wish I had some of thoes boring summer sailing days...
Well lets see.. just today

Get down to the boatyard at 5 am (temp is 68 F) and do whatever work that doesn't require power tools (too noisy as its in a residental area); start power tools around 8 am (temp 86 F); continue to 11.30 am and then stop as temp is now 104 F. Hide from the heat for the rest of day; & see what's on CF.

Yep, I hate summer .. can't get anything done .. too hot
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Well lets see.. just today

Get down to the boatyard at 5 am (temp is 68 F) and do whatever work that doesn't require power tools (too noisy as its in a residental area); start power tools around 8 am (temp 86 F); continue to 11.30 am and then stop as temp is now 104 F. Hide from the heat for the rest of day; & see what's on CF.

Yep, I hate summer .. can't get anything done .. too hot
Not sure, are you bragging or complaining?
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Lately, we’ve had sub-zero (F) morning temperatures, and ice in the harbour (Thunder Bay, Lake Superior).
We always carried travel versions of Scrabble, Chess, and cribbage; and BOOKS ... many books.
On miserable evenings in remote anchorages, I’d often play a vintage radio play or an audio book over the VHF, if anyone was interested (they always were).
These days, I just read, ‘till I go to bed (fair or foul).

I was thinking of Leavenworth, KANSAS (not Wa), home of the "Big House”.

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