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Old 05-02-2015, 06:40   #16
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Re: Snow thrower vs Solar Panels

Here's a lovely February day of sailing in the Catskills.

Once my kids are off to college, I hope to spend at least several months per winter in the Florida Keys, Bahamas, and maybe farther south and east than that.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:08   #17
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Re: Snow thrower vs Solar Panels

The snow will melt but the electricity isn't going to make itself.....

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Old 05-02-2015, 10:21   #18
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Re: Snow thrower vs Solar Panels

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Not one more winter for me ! ..............................
Odd that I'm making the same claim. Here we are in North Florida working on some refits and complaining about another day that likely won't rise above around 60*F. We could have been in the Keys or Bahamas, but no! -we're complaining! Some nights around here have been approching freezing and seriously, we are complaining. I received word yesterday that my new anchor davit will be finished within a week, but by the time it's remounted and I finish some portlight work, we'll likely do best to plan our cruise north for the summer!
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Old 05-02-2015, 16:36   #19
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Re: Snow thrower vs Solar Panels

You should consider coming through the Erie Canal into the Canadian Great Lakes. Fresh water, and in the summer time it's nice and warm. You can give your boat a season out of salt water, and do some bass fishing. Also, we're really super welcoming up here in Canada. Nothing can beat a nice, cold REAL beer on the shores of the Gananoque, or motoring through the locks from Kingston along the Ottawa Canal en route to the Ottawa River. Gorgeous! Not to mention, the Canadian dollar has been dropping compared to the American, so the trip is getting cheaper by the day lol.

If you did that, you could stop off here in Windsor and give me some tips on my boat in exchange for a nice meal and some drinks. After all, I AM a chef
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Old 05-02-2015, 18:24   #20
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Something to cling to for hope..... will be in Little Torch Key the first week of April......

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