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Old 12-04-2008, 19:05   #1
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First time poster, long time sailer.

There are some sites that you wish you never visited and then others that you wish you had YEARS ago. This is the one I needed to find years ago. I hope I can share some of my "Never do that again!" wisdom? and learn some new and better ways to let the wind take me there.

I down sized recently to a Hunter 280 and its docked at Lake Lanier, GA. I bought it just in time for the lake to drop 18-20 feet! lol. Its been raining, finally, and the lake is up about 7 feet now. AND I'm back in my original slip that was dry for the last 6 months.
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Old 12-04-2008, 19:45   #2
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Welcome Richkd…….. We all know sailing has it’s ups and downs, but you landlocked guys bring it to a whole new level (lol)

We look forward to your stories!
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Old 12-04-2008, 22:22   #3
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I down sized recently to a Hunter 280 and its docked at Lake Lanier, GA. I bought it just in time for the lake to drop 18-20 feet! lol. Its been raining, finally, and the lake is up about 7 feet now. AND I'm back in my original slip that was dry for the last 6 months.

Its just practice for tide changes in New Foundland or BC or parts of England with alot of tidal range. LOL
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Aloha Rich,
Welcome aboard!! Good to have you here. I'm glad the lake is filling once again.
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Old 16-04-2008, 16:41   #5
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At least you didn't get stuck on the hard. Lakes have finicky water line in the winter. Take that baby to sea!
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At least you didn't get stuck on the hard. Lakes have finicky water line in the winter. Take that baby to sea!

Been to sea but sadly I am now 3.5-4 hours away from salt. So a sailors gotz to do whatz a sailors gotz to do. Wind still howls here.
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Welcome Ricky

I am sorry that you have to be so far the ocean! I have a hard time being stuck in Long Island Sound opposed to the OCEAN! A sailor's heart is always broken when the sailor to far from the sea! My heart is broken being stuck to the computer for a thrills about sailing!
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but he still got to meet me.....how much better can life get?
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but he still got to meet me.....how much better can life get?
Only if the next time it involves a few beers or better yet SCOTCH!
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I am sorry that you have to be so far the ocean! I have a hard time being stuck in Long Island Sound opposed to the OCEAN! A sailor's heart is always broken when the sailor to far from the sea! My heart is broken being stuck to the computer for a thrills about sailing!

Broken heart??? Lemme tell ya 'bout broken heart. Buy a boat in Febuary 2007 and not step on it until April 2008. Havent raised the sails yet. Been traveling to much, but its time NOW!
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Only if the next time it involves a few beers or better yet SCOTCH!
NewCastle or Honey Brown are great bribes
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hoist the sails and feel them take draft! I wish I was there!!! Congradulations! Are you gonna sail the atlantic down there in SC! God it's great sailing there in the summer!
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NewCastle or Honey Brown are great bribes
My personal favorite is Sailor Jerry's and a new castle!
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Richkd,
you mean you haven't taken your hunter out for her maiden voyage yet?? That should be against the law!
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