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Old 28-03-2010, 08:24   #1
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Splash Day !

Friends & Patient Adversaries,

Splash day is here! Watching paint dry for 5 days is enough. Outta here. Peace and quiet will return to CF. You're on you own grasshoppers. Your over-posting geek-egotist switches to sporadic mode.

In the last eleven days on the hard:

Bottom paint, the odd blister filled, faired rudder, cleaned every locker, rewired entire nav station, wired SSB, PACTOR, GPS and AIS for MacBook, polished topsides, removed redundant antennas, got new FCC callsign, registered 3 EPIRBS, installed MacENC and new chart subscriptions.

All that while posting relentlessly on CF, plus:

Tossed out 300 kilos of useless cruiser junk: WX fax, 1000W inverter, shore power system, 155% genoa cars, 30m rusted chain, redundant anchors, 5th and 6th table settings, propane bottles, dead electronics gizmos, cans of ptomaine veggies, rusted tools, towels for the 5th thru the 30th visitor (what was she thinking?), and the old spare docklines (does one need spare docklines?), all the instruction manuals for stuff long gone.

All that and 99% success in closing the hatches for every squall.

Practiced guitar, updated the blog, worked on my curry skilz, grocery shopping, recon prowl of every local chandelry, propane fill, crashed local YC party, cleaned the bilge and pumps, repaired galley faucets.

Only one thing on the to-do list (kinda kidding):

Buy and add distilled water for the old-school batteries, oops, forgot they were not all AGM.

Later, miss you already, I remain,

Daddle
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Old 28-03-2010, 08:47   #2
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Congrats, good job!
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Old 28-03-2010, 09:05   #3
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WHOOOOOO HOOOOOO! Great job Daddle (if you can still read this)! That's a lot of work for eleven days...infact, that's a lot of work for a month. She looks like a sweetheart too!
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Thanks...I did splash and sail away from the internet. A day late because of the tides and other boats...now I'm hanging around 2 days getting checked into Malaysia and provisioning for a long trip out to the islands and eastward.

No barnacles totally rocks!
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Later, miss you already, I remain,
Well, I thought I would be leaving CF when we went crusing too! LOLOLOL

I still need the forum to answer my boat problems! And cruising problems! And to give a good (mostly) group of cruisers to chat with.

Hopefully you will contribte even more now you are out there doing it


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