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Old 17-04-2014, 15:49   #46
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Sorry for your troubles, hoppy. Wishing you a speedy recuperation.


Some weather gear">foul weather gear has pockets in knees and elbows for inserting padding.

If you can find or modify something to have that capability, you could possibly substitute something thicker, like the knee and elbow pads used by skaters or the kneepads flooring contractors wear?
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Ah ya wimps! Anybody can fly over and help ya there!
Were is your offshore spirit? :P Don't you have any true bravery? Why I would sail those waters with a complete orphanage on board!
Its a really good area for sailing. I like it... Can blow up a treat at times too.
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Old 17-04-2014, 16:37   #48
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Of Course. love can grow but you have to get the framework correct.
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Where do you sail out of Nigel? seems you could head for either coast...?

Liverpool when on leave, Aberdeen at work
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Liverpool when on leave, Aberdeen at work
I never sailed Liverpool.. I would do the River Wyre and out into Morecambe bay..
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why can't the view from my hospital bed be like this ?

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Well, hoppy,

Don't really know if you want any real advice here, but if you do...here's what I found: after two total knee replacement surgeries (bilateral) I worked like heck on my physical therapy, and didn't do badly. What I should have done, but didn't, 'cause I didn't know then, was to also join a gym, and keep all the rest of the bod tippy top while I was repairing the knee and collateral damage.

So I hope you do better than I did, and have a swift and total recovery.

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why can't the view from my hospital bed be like this ?

Because there would be a good chance of putting more than your knee out....
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Just wondering - how tall are you and are you clumsy by nature. The reason I ask is if you say you are agile as a cat a athletic then I will second guess any solo trips.

Your legs do not look muscular.

I try to keep good overall muscle tone, legs, chest, arms because you never know what will happen. If injured, might only have 1 leg and two arms to save my butt.

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That's life. You never know.
Mishap on Sabray. Jelly fish got macerated by the saltwater wash down pump. Misses was doing this great dance and me I am encouraging her. Until I realized she was in pain from the toxin in her shower. That took some joy out of the day. My ankle is still sore after twisting it 3 months ago. Missed a step at night on companionway. Crew opened a hatch put there head out the opening just as the boat met a wake. The hatch and deck played ping pong for about 7 volleys. That's just a few. Sometimes you just can't see what's coming down the pike.
Quick recovery to you. I left out all the times I forgot I had a floor board up.


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That's life. You never know.
Mishap on Sabray. Jelly fish got macerated by the saltwater wash down pump. Misses was doing this great dance and me I am encouraging her. Until I realized she was in pain from the toxin in her shower. That took some joy out of the day.
Several years ago we were Med moored in beautiful rocky cove on the east side of the Simi Island.
A girl, being the guest on our boat, went swimming - naked.
After some time she returned to the bathing ladder and stayed there for a rest. When she decided to climb back to the boat, she wanted to turn face to the ladder, and she spreaded her legs apart to help with the turn. At this very moment jelly fish appeared from under the boat, got between the girl's legs and... how to tell it... just raped her...
The scream of the girl was terrible. She was disabled completely for some days, and getting the stings of jelly fish disconnected from such a sensitive place was a real drama.
Jelly fishes are really devil's invention...
And they are coming just from nowhere...
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Were is your offshore spirit? :P Don't you have any true bravery? Why I would sail those waters with a complete orphanage on board!
Yeah, Newt, but would you carry a backup orphanage in case the first one fell overboard?

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