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Old 23-01-2016, 03:59   #1
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Winter Maintenance Blues

It's warm (+11C) and sunny and it is pure torture to have to stay in the slip working on the boat. The Solent is full of yachts under sail, gliding by on the balmy, light, Southerly breeze. The soul wants nothing but to throw off the dock lines and go out. The brain says only three-odd months before the next long voyage, and the maintenance list runs into three pages. Argggghhhh!
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Old 23-01-2016, 07:30   #2
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Re: Winter Maintenance Blues

The joys of boat ownership !
I always thought that living some where which never gets below 23 c would make those chores a joy..... How wrong I was..... I still end up looking at CF rather than getting my butt in gear and shinning the bright work !
Best wishes from 27c sunny skies and 18 knots !


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We have a winter blizzard and can't even get to the boat to work on it!
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Old 23-01-2016, 07:44   #4
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We are live aboards in the middle of the bizzard, we would not get off the boat if we could, which we can't, at least until a few hours from now when the wind abates.
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22 inches of snow on the deck/docks this morning at 0800!...more coming but we are warm/toasty in our Gulfstar M53. Clearly an inside boat maintenance day but longing for Caribbean balminess!!!Click image for larger version

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It's warm (+11C) and sunny and it is pure torture to have to stay in the slip working on the boat. The Solent is full of yachts under sail, gliding by on the balmy, light, Southerly breeze. The soul wants nothing but to throw off the dock lines and go out. The brain says only three-odd months before the next long voyage, and the maintenance list runs into three pages. Argggghhhh!
Its been 6 to 20 F for several weeks here. Boats all on the hard. I will be driving the 100 mile round trip this morning to knock a foot of snow off the winter cover before the weight caves it in. The only plus is that it is enough work to warm one up. No possibility to do real work. + 11 C = heat wave.
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