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Old 25-12-2018, 05:49   #1
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Happy Christmas

Well Hello and Seasons Greetings to Everyone, I thought as no else had said it I would, Everyday I wait for my new bulletin on the CF and wonder at what surprises will be discussed that day. Always look forward to Jim and Ann and John61 and Tetpare and Gordon of course always rely on u lot for a calm informed opinion. In short thanks to us all for us all having something to chat about anmongst such well balanced people - well mainly

Big thankyou and congratulations to everybody on this happy day
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Merry Christmas to you as well, and to everyone on CF.
I too look forward to each day's topics.
Wishing everyone a Healthy and Prosperous 2019.
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Oppssss.!!!!!
Missed it this year but.. better late than never..
Merry Crimble and a Happy New Year
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Old 25-12-2018, 07:01   #4
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Glad you started this thread, Shaunskie,

I was thinking the same thing. There are 20+ of us online right now and happy merry Christmas to you all. Fair winds and following seas (I know it's a cliche toast, but wouldn't it be great if we were right now sitting on an ocean somewhere in precisely this wind/sea state?)

My only suggestion would be to all the unregistered "lurkers" (that's not meant to be a disparaging moniker - I was a lurker for years) to encourage you to take the plunge and become registered members and join the community.

Merry Christmas all,
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Old 25-12-2018, 07:14   #5
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Like to add my name to the Best Wishes,got up this morning and thought about posting it found Shaunskie beat me,good for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At the tender age of 77 started to outfit my last? new/old boat purchased this past June,found myself using this forum as my go to for advice and ideas,your unlimited patience on helping me has shown to be invaluable.
Merry Christmas,blessings to your particular Faith and a very very Happy New Year.
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Old 25-12-2018, 07:35   #6
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Merry Christmas and smooth sailing in 2019!

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Old 25-12-2018, 07:55   #8
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Christmas At Sea
Robert Louis Stevenson 1888


The sheets were frozen hard, and they cut the naked hand;
The decks were like a slide, where a seaman scarce could stand,
The wind was a nor'-wester, blowing squally off the sea;
And cliffs and spouting breakers were the only things a-lee.

They heard the surf a-roaring before the break of day;
But 'twas only with the peep of light we saw how ill we lay.
We tumbled every hand on deck instanter, with a shout,
And we gave her the maintops'l, and stood by to go about.

All day we tack'd and tack'd between the South Head and the North;
All day we haul'd the frozen sheets, and got no further forth;
All day as cold as charity, in bitter pain and dread,
For very life and nature we tack'd from head to head.

We gave the South a wider berth, for there the tide-race roar'd;
But every tack we made we brought the North Head close aboard;
So's we saw the cliffs and houses, and the breakers running high,
And the coastguard in his garden with his glass against his eye.

The frost was on the village roofs as white as ocean foam;
The good red fires were burning bright in every 'longshore home;
The windows sparkled clear, and the chimneys volley'd out;
And I vow we sniff'd the victuals as the vessel went about.

The bells upon the church were rung with a mighty jovial cheer;
For it's just that I should tell you how (of all days of the year)
This day of our adversity was blessed Christmas morn,
And the house above the coastguard's was the house where I was born.

O well I saw the pleasant room, the pleasant faces there,
My mother's silver spectacles, my father's silver hair;
And well I saw the firelight, like a flight of homely elves
Go dancing round the china-plates that stand upon the shelves!

And well I knew the talk they had, the talk that was of me,
Of the shadow on the household and the son that went to sea;
An O the wicked fool I seem'd, in every kind of way,
To be here and hauling frozen ropes on blessed Christmas Day.

They lit the high sea-light, and the dark began to fall.
'All hands to loose topgallant sails!' I heard the captain call.
'By the Lord, she'll never stand it,' our first mate Jackson cried.
. . . 'It's the one way or the other, Mr. Jackson,' he replied.

She stagger'd to her bearings, but the sails were new and good,
And the ship smelt up to windward just as though she understood.
As the winter's day was ending, in the entry of the night,
We clear'd the weary headland, and pass'd below the light.

And they heaved a mighty breath, every soul on board but me,
As they saw her nose again pointing handsome out to sea;
But all that I could think of, in the darkness and the cold,
Was just that I was leaving home and my folks were growing old.


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. May this year be even better than the last.
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Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year! May you be reaching in 18 knots of wind wherever you go!
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Oppssss.!!!!!
Missed it this year but.. better late than never..
Merry Crimble and a Happy New Year
To/
Zee, Wottie, Ann & Jim, Pelagic, TP, Atoll, Wolfgal, Bluecrab, Bluewater2812, MarkJ, Sailor Boy, Saucy S, Pete7, Sailorchic and all the other great folks who keep me coming back.. To many to list.



Happy New Year to all here!!!!


i've learned so much about boat-fixing and boat care and boat design on CF. White smoke, black smoke, a slick... i love it all!

Thanks to each for the input, for continuing the tradition of community in the sailing world.

i am sending a special thanks and huge smile to those friends i've made here who have helped keep me afloat while I look for my boat!

May this year bring life to our oceans and seas while materialising each and every of our individual sailing dreams.

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