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Old 02-04-2013, 03:10   #31
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Well Atoll, we have room behind the house for another boat or two ! but it was only 80 deg F here today !! Might not be warm enough for ya ?? Your welcome !!
i'm packing my bags!
untill i returned to the uk all i owned were shorts,tshirts and a pair of flip flops in the clothes dept!
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:37   #32
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Re: Winter Boating Sucks!

did i add the ungodly temps here are consistently 70 f at night and 88-93f in daytime, with 65 percent humidity???? and the breeezes here are not strong enough to make me sail out of here.....only to 10-12 kts daily...
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:00   #33
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did i add th eungodly temps here are consistently 70 f at night and 88-93 in daytime, with 65 percent humidity???? and the breeezes here are not strong enough to make me sail out of here.....only to 10-12 kts daily...
no need to rub it in!

temp is currently 6c here,the sun is shining
,wife and kids have gone to palma de mallorca for a week,
and the mice will play!
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temp is currently 6c here,the sun is shining
,wife and kids have gone to palma de mallorca for a week,
Damm, I wouldnt mind, a fortnight in the Canaries, damm startup has me chained to a deck at the moment. ( nice place to sail too, did a fair bit there)

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:04   #35
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Damm, I wouldnt mind, a fortnight in the Canaries, damm startup has me chained to a deck at the moment. ( nice place to sail too, did a fair bit there)

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for their sins its raining there for the next 2 days!,53 mm predicted
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Re: Winter Boating Sucks!

atoll....am basking in the sun, as it will go away soon fro the 100 inches of wet stuff spozedly gonna get me for bragging this past winter......good thing my topsides will have been sealed tightly before i head out again....i will only NEED my tarps for sun protection
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atoll....am basking in the sun, as it will go away soon fro the 100 inches of wet stuff spozedly gonna get me for bragging this past winter......good thing my topsides will have been sealed tightly before i head out again....i will only NEED my tarps for sun protection
yeh that is the down side of that west coast especially panama!
never seen so much rain at one time and crazy lightning storms once the rains start
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Re: Winter Boating Sucks!

not looking forward to lightning much--friends of mine were struck in cartagena and their carbon fibre mast was destroyed.
so i am not looking forward to the region. might have to give in and buy another set of jumper cables for my shrouds and stays....mebbe 3 more sets....

and yŠll say winter is sukky...lol
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just been down to do a bit of work on my macwester,only to find my rib has flipped itself during the night with the 25 hp sitting upsidedown in the mud!

fortunately it was low water and was able to right the thing ,not without difficulty as there is 2 foot of thick mud to stand in!

lost a shoe,feet and hands are now just about thawed out-- its 3deg c currently.

will have to return in a few hours when the tide is in to flush and get it running-------not looking forward to that as it will be even colder this evening

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Re: Winter Boating Sucks!

we sing that a lot here--is fun and we have perfect weather, so we have to do something ......
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I always thought Hud said it best: "I don't know what we do all day but I know it takes all day to do it."
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More snow coming to Denmark this weekend

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I always thought Hud said it best: "I don't know what we do all day but I know it takes all day to do it."

mebbe even more than one day....
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apart from the dinghy episode,(that is now sorted),i have lost 2 days that i otherwise would have been doing the final fitout on the macwester.

imagine my distress arriving at the boat with happy thoughts of turning on the heater,examining my perfect varnish work,fitting all the catches on the newly finished lockers,wiring and fitting the light switches,plumbing in the stove.

all in the cosy environment inside the boat...........to be faced with the prospect of having to jump off the dock into 2 foot of mud in the freezing wind before the tide rose!

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