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Old 20-03-2011, 07:33   #1
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Well.... Its finally here....
yesterday and today brilliant sunshine... 20c and busy beaches...
gonna ride the train down to the boat tomorrow..
see how much rainwater she's collected since Christmas... lol
Roll on next W/end.... I'm going sailing.....
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Old 20-03-2011, 08:31   #2
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Re: Spring has Sprung...

Sounds good, I am still waiting for autumn to arrive and for the day temps to drop below 30 C - I am over mid 30's
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We sailed in bare feet on Friday - how's that for warming up??
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Re: Spring has Sprung...

Phil your right, had a great afternoon down on the pontoon. Sails bended on ready to go. Finished off the wiring after moving the battery charger to a drier location from the cockpit locker. Solar panel has woken up from its winter sleep and now actually doing something useful even if it is only 0.8 amps.

The down side is the weed has started growing on the waterline, the hull looks like a furry toy.

Big tides in Portsmouth harbour at the moment too.

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Re: Spring has Sprung...

Well i'm still waiting.......not too bad though 2c today and sunny, tried wearing shorts to speed things up but didn't help. Soon ......
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Well i'm still waiting.......not too bad though 2c today and sunny, tried wearing shorts to speed things up but didn't help. Soon ......
ROTFL.... well I hope you've better legs than me then...
else you may have scared it of for a few more weeks....
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Well i'm still waiting.......not too bad though 2c today and sunny, tried wearing shorts to speed things up but didn't help. Soon ......

Google Earth suggests you are actually south of me (Portsmouth nearly 51N), which just goes to show how important the Gulf Stream is to NW Europe, so we don't want anyone sailing across it less it breaks if you don't mind

Whilst the temperature isn't particularly high, its t shirt weather in the nice sunshine with high pressure over us at the moment.

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Well I'm sorta dreading tomorrow...
the boat looked like crap when I lifted her in October, peeling varnish etc as I'd been otherwise occupied a lot of the year...
and I'd done nothing to her since I bought her in '09... she was borderline presentable then...
I think boat restorations are starting to wear thin on me... done it to many times in the past...
Must be getting old...
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I think boat restorations are starting to wear thin on me... done it to many times in the past... Must be getting old...
Yepper. Me too. That's why this has taken so long. My heart's barely in it.
The money is dribbling away however.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG HERE IN THE SE US too. A coincidence?

70F today and all last week. You EU folks are the only people that can go from metric to real measurements with facility.

34'N. Still much too far N for my skinny tail. But I am back in uniform: shorts and tees!

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