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Old 05-12-2007, 09:41   #1
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Greetings from the great white North

Hello, bonjour, hola !!
One hour north of Toronto and under 40 cms of snow.
My little Nordica 20 is having cosmetic surgery in anticipation of next season.
Any Lake Simcoe or Georgian Bay sailers on here ?

5 months util April

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Old 05-12-2007, 13:03   #2
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Welcome aboard DJ

fellow frozen cannuc here too, downstream a bit from you on the St. Lawrence Seaway. How freakin' long till spring? Brrrrrrrr~
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Old 05-12-2007, 14:23   #3
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Old 05-12-2007, 14:35   #4
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Hello, bonjour, hola !!
One hour north of Toronto and under 40 cms of snow.
My little Nordica 20 is having cosmetic surgery in anticipation of next season.
Any Lake Simcoe or Georgian Bay sailers on here ?

5 months util April

Hope to contribute to and learn from this board. I'm not computer savvy so please bear with me.

Kind regards,
DJ Simec
We're a couple of hours east of you and also in the deep freeze though we don't get as much white stuff as you guys do. Lived in Barrie from '72 to '75, some wicked nasty stuff comes in off G. Bay in winter. You've been shovelling a lot the last few days I see from the nightly news. Our boat's on Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County area.
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Old 05-12-2007, 15:38   #5
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DJ,

We sail the North Channel (right next door to Georgian Bay, for those of you in Oz), but the boat is in Michigan in the winter.

What is your boat name?

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Old 05-12-2007, 18:18   #6
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Welcome DJ
Done a bit of sailing on Georgian Bay. Mainly on the north end, Killarney, Collins Inlet, Beaverstone Bay, French River, the Bustards , and Key Harbour area. May get back in 2008. Looking forward to Mr. Perch at Killarney. We usually launch in Little Current after the 16 hour drive from Minneapolis.
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Old 05-12-2007, 19:03   #7
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Welcome aboard from a fellow Canuck. From the other side of Canada. Temporarily lost in the middle east. LOL
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Old 05-12-2007, 19:51   #8
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I just got back from Grenada for Christmas. I have been working on recommissioning my boat. It still has a bit to go before I can launch it. The first day back I had the thermostat up to 23 Celsius, wearing a sweater and was still freezing. Looking outside I could see snowdrifts up to a metre high.

Hopefully the warmth of family will keep me warm during Christmas and let me survive until January when I return to the sunny south.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:27   #9
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Many thanks for the warm reception guys.
Will take all the warmth I can get !!
Current boat is a 1978 Nordica 20. Picked it up in September after sailing ( and not sailing ) a Nordica 16 for a number of years.
Have already stipped her down to bare hull and will start sanding/fairing/painting after the holidays. Planning on spending a great deal of time on her now that both daughters are teenagers
She was named at one time and must have been applied with vinyl. When the light hit the canoe stern just right I could just make it out - RIFF RAFF in calligraphy (sp?).
It has kind of grown on me and kind of sums up how I am so...will likely remain.
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The 15" - 16" of snow, we (in Thunder Bay) got Sunday, darn near killed me.
I’m too old for this “shti” ...
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The 15" - 16" of snow, we (in Thunder Bay) got Sunday, darn near killed me.
I’m too old for this “shti” ...
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:46   #13
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Welcome aboard neighbor !!
my boat is in Penetang... under two feet of Gord's "white sh.." Head up!! be positive - this is ONLY 5 months. Could you imagine how many months were in September?

Gord ... this white ... is to keep you in shape for the next season. Cheers!
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