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Old 17-02-2009, 20:21   #1
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Hello from cold Ontario.

New to this forum, but not to sailing.
If the water ever returns to its natural state, liquid , we sail Maaike, an O'Day Mariner on the local lakes and Georgian Bay.
Looks like we can pick up a few tips and tricks on this forum.

Cheers, Dutch.
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Old 17-02-2009, 20:28   #2
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If the water ever returns to its natural state, liquid , we sail Maaike, an O'Day Mariner on the local lakes and Georgian Bay.
Look at it this way. If it were nice all the time you wouldn't be able to stand the crowds. I assume you just have more fun during the better weather. To be honest it hasn't been that great here down at 37 degrees S Latitude either. I did a New Years Day Race, but it wasn't long and was wicked cold even if bright sun, but was followed by good food and drink. The wind blew strong and we did the short course and missed 3rd by 15 seconds corrected. I ate and drank more than any of the crew that came in first. It was fun.

Time to start planning for better sailing weather. Perhaps you have some boat projects to tend to? I know I have. Welcome to all we have.
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Old 17-02-2009, 22:19   #3
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Aloha Dutch...I was born in Hamilton where the snow was yellow from the Steel mills. My situation has turned around a bit since. Welcome to the forum!
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Hey Dutch, I feel your coldness pain! We'll be sailing soon enough
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Old 20-02-2009, 23:01   #5
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Welcome Dutch.
I am from Ontario but was never able to boat Georgian Bay. I've camped on the shores though. Beautiful area.
I've done a lot of boating in the Thousand Islands near Kingston.
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Old 20-02-2009, 23:13   #6
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Welcome to this international forum. Be aware that there are several Southern hemisphere members. We are in mid summer here and it is our usual mid summer warm of about 27 (Celsius.) We are looking forward to fall when the temperature will fall all the way to 12!
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Old 21-02-2009, 04:51   #7
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Welcome aboard Dutch. I spent a few years in Northern BC, I know cold. I don't want to know it that well again.It's 24 C here right now but in a few months the heat will be unbearable, then I will head back to Victoria,BC. I am trying to keep a step ahead of extreme weather. LOL
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Aloha Dutch,
Welcome aboard! Got down to 54 degrees F last night. Brrrrr!
Had to build a fire in the fireplace.
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Old 23-02-2009, 11:13   #9
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Welcome Dutch, it looks like the water will remain solid for quite a while there. I was last Saturday in Penetang to check on my boat and the snow bank around it is mountainous.
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Welcome Dutch. Don't let those Southern SOBs get you down. We'll be out there soon enough. That being said, I got back from the Dominican last night and THIS SUCKS.

Stay warm. Maybe we'll hook up out on the Bay.
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Welcome Dutch. Interesting boat you have, wonder how large? I have never been or sailed on one, but always wondered how it was with only one sail, I know the interiors are hard to beat. I hope you get an early thaw at the Bay. Was there 25 years ago, really beautifull, still beautifull I bet, but I can just imagine how it has grown.
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Welcome Dutch. Interesting boat you have, wonder how large? I have never been or sailed on one, but always wondered how it was with only one sail, I know the interiors are hard to beat. I hope you get an early thaw at the Bay. Was there 25 years ago, really beautifull, still beautifull I bet, but I can just imagine how it has grown.
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Hi Exocet,the Mariner has a fractional rig,flies a spinakker when so inclined and 19'-2" long.Huge cockpit and small cuddy which supposedly sleeps 4, and no intention of trying it out!
If the weather keeps up we'll be icesailing instead.
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