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Old 27-12-2011, 18:06   #1
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Greets from the Great White North

Hi all. I've been lurking for a while and figured best to get the FP over with. I am up here in Ontario, Canada living aboard an ancient 35 steel yawl hoping to point her south once the ice breaks come spring. Also a thanks for all the forum inputs, it's a huge resource and I hope perhaps I might contribute from time to time.

Fair winds! (and thin ice )
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Old 27-12-2011, 18:54   #2
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Welcome to our comunity. We usually have cold weather but today was 50 F and cloudy, not enough breeze to really enjoy sailing. Wish you the best crusing.
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Old 27-12-2011, 19:37   #3
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There is life after winter. I started in Thunder Bay in 2009 and now celebrating end of year here in Subic Bay, Philippines. I have a 42' steel sloop undergoing refit here (almost done) and will push off for Malaysia in 3 weeks.
Ok, I drove from TBay to Portland and sailed from there, singlehanding.
When you are really fed up (April is the cruelest) and bored, check out my blog at www.peterpowell.ca
I hope and pray never to pick up a snow shovel again.
Good luck and good traveling.
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Old 27-12-2011, 19:41   #4
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Welcome fellow Canuck
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Old 27-12-2011, 22:19   #5
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Thanks for the kind welcome folks.

@rigormortis "I buzzed the head off a froze-dead wolf once, to show him the danger."
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Welcome! You make me stop whining a moment about the cold in California! It's below 50*F at night & I complain. I gave up Michigan winters long ago...and my blood has thinned. Best of Luck in your voyage south!! 
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Welcome! You make me stop whining a moment about the cold in California! It's below 50*F at night & I complain. I gave up Michigan winters long ago...and my blood has thinned. Best of Luck in your voyage south!! 
7F (-14C) here today. A balmy 75F (24C) below decks though But as Pete said, I too hope and pray I never see another snow shovel after this. The dang penguins are using my furler as a slide

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7F (-14C) here today. A balmy 75F (24C) below decks though But as Pete said, I too hope and pray I never see another snow shovel after this. The dang penguins are using my furler as a slide

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Old 29-12-2011, 01:34   #9
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Always good to see people forming together to find more ways of free energy. This world needs more persons like you, great blog post, look forward to reading more. Thankx
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Great start of a blog. You create & write to make feel as I am going along. I can't wait to keep up with your travels!
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Aloha Red Sky and the other fellow Canucks that posted. Born in Hamilton, Ont. and left in 1977 and never looked back. Built a steel Van DaStat 30 up there. I remember wire brushing the metal in the dead of winter. Good luck on your voyages. This is a great forum for information.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I won't mention the temp. here but you can imagine.
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