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Old 15-01-2004, 14:17   #1
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Thumbs up Greetings fellow blowboaters

Greetings! By way of introduction, my wife, Josephine and our 6-month old son, William, sail throughout New England and Long Island Sound aboard our '99 Morris 40/42, 'KATHRYN' (Newport, RI). Previously, we owned a Bristol 33.3 and a Shields and prior to that, raced a J/24 on Smith Mountain Lake, VA for a dozen years.

It's always great to share my passion for the water and all things boat-related!
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Old 15-01-2004, 18:11   #2
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Sharing passion is fine--ahhh,wait a minnit

This doesn't entail physical contact does it? Im-a watchin' you,Son. Seriously, welcome to the brawl. Pointed Opinions fly like peas in a food fight. Just remember, only MY opinions are truely thought out, the rest are just hearsay.
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Old 15-01-2004, 18:55   #3
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Cascade:
I hear you say all other opinions are not as well thought out, as yours are.
Some of us, though, don't offer opinions - just facts (as I do).
When you hear a true fact - is not, then, "hearsay"?

MShea:
We're not normally this much "fun" around here. Usually more serious.

Welcome & best regards,
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Old 15-01-2004, 20:29   #4
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Ahhhh, I feel right at home in that warm, sea breeze of B.S. Thanks for the welcome!
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Old 15-01-2004, 21:13   #5
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And a Wey Hey

from out West as well. Hope to hear some fresh stories and comments from a formal sailor.

Welcome aboard!

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Old 16-01-2004, 03:29   #6
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Ahhh, Yess. Lawn ornament.

I, yes I, have re-dedicated myself to get Warchant in the water this coming years sailing season. " Lawn decoration " somehow doesn't feel right anymore. I have come to realize that the Ol' Cascade was a wonderfull find as a first boat. The reading I have done on this line of boats gives me pride in her lineage. Strong, capable, maybe not fast, but you do your part, she'll do hers'. I really lucked out ( serendipity ?) when I bought her. I believe she is probably way beyond what I will, through fear, NOT put her through. I have a decided tendency to grow feathers and turn chicken in times of decision making.
Therefore, I have dropped the Lawn Decoration signature, and put one there that describes the new viewpoint. She comes from a 50 - 60 year heritage, they've been to all parts of the globe. Reminds me of the ol' VW bug in a lot of ways.
Hmmm. I think I'm in love
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CascadeFixer wrote:
"I believe she is probably way beyond what I will, through fear, NOT put her through. I have a decided tendency to grow feathers and turn chicken in times of decision making.


Sounds like prudence to me. Lawyers might call it "due dilligence", Engineers "safety factor", Carpenters "measure twice, cut once" ... et al.

You're not chicken - you're smart!

I too, "have been there, done that" - and I've found that prudence pays!
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Old 16-01-2004, 10:42   #8
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Welcome aboard MShea,

You've had some nice boats in your sailing career. When you move up from the one you have now, can I have it?

Yes, there is a varied bunch here. But we are all men and women of the cloth,enjoy a good yarn or two, and try to learn from each other in the process. Like an old Lazy boy recliner that's been "worn in",this board has a good feel to it.So,settle yourself in,and make yourself at home. Welcome!
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