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Old 12-04-2014, 19:39   #1
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Making Lemonaid

Not superstitious. Do subscribe the the rule of three.

Headed to the keys. Did a 200 mile jump then gave the ladies a couple of days of R&R on the hook. Looking for shells and doing the beach thing.

Weather forecast for thunderstorms and 25-30 mph winds then perfect few days for the Key West run.

Snubber stretching like a rubber band the old Delta anchor held like a champ. Gusts where 50-60 when I heard a pop and the wind genny shut down.

Waited until the wind died a bit and found the wind generator locked up, dinghy rope broken and dinghy out of sight. Started looking for number three. Minor electrical issue.

Now sitting in a marina. Waiting on parts, shopping for another dink and rewiring engine room.

The nights are cool. Life could be worse.

Working on spending my children's inheritance.
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Old 13-04-2014, 09:29   #2
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Re: Making Lemonaid

That's the way it works for me. No plan will go unchallenged. Have a great rest of the trip.

That derelict boat was another dream for somebody else, don't let it be your nightmare and a waste of your life.
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Old 13-04-2014, 13:59   #3
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Re: Making Lemonaid

Look at it this way, you got the bad out of the way early and can now enjoy the rest of your trip.

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Old 13-04-2014, 14:05   #4
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Re: Making Lemonaid

But then you are cruising!
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