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Old 21-01-2008, 01:02   #16
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Hey Celestial, let me take some heat off you. How does the saying go?

The happiest days in a sailor's life are when he buys his first wife, and when he sells her again? <GD&R>
"I wouldn't take a million bucks for my wife. OTOH, I wouldn't give a nickel for another one."

Jim King - Let's see last year married. This year living on a 39 foot boat. You are exactly the kind of guy my wife hates for me to associate with...

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Old 21-01-2008, 03:18   #17
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Good morning Jim
My boat is berthed in Deltaville on Jackson Creek.
I am currently going through the divorce thing & I tell you if it wasn't for the fact that it is an hour & a half commute to Richmond then I would be there myself. I still have to do the work thing & most of it is in the Richmond area.
I plan on being in D'ville this weekeend. Maybe we could get together for a cup of coffee. There is a nice little coffee shop there called "Coffee Creations". Bev, the owner is a nice lady & there is free wireless connection for us PC people. I'm not real sure of what her winter hours are but anyone can tell you how to get there. Email me & I will give you my cell phone number.
Keep the toes warm. It's currently 11 degrees F outside here near Richmond.

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Old 21-01-2008, 05:14   #18
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wow .. winter in virginia. I stay onboard during the week here in north florida: anytime the temps fall below 40 degrees I am in pain. I can't imagine 20 degrees!! but hey it's an adventure and maybe you are happier this way. good luck.
sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most.
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Old 21-01-2008, 07:40   #19

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"I can't imagine 20 degrees!! "
Well, parts of the Northeast were below 20 last night, with a wind chill right next to zero. 40F could seem downright attractive.<G>
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Old 21-01-2008, 09:01   #20
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I guess I should feel bad for guys.............
SHORTS are the order of the day here in MIAMI SHORES........
a little "overcast" but temperature is BEAUTIFUL!
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Old 21-01-2008, 12:29   #21
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16F this morning when I got out of bed on the boat.
19F when friends showed up to crew (they are as insane as I am - more they did all the sailing).
20F when the sailmaker showed up with my new 135.
22F when we got back to the slip two hours later.

Good sail, good friends, really cold. Went back to bed.
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Old 21-01-2008, 13:15   #22
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Aoha Jim,
Welcome aboard!! Unsupported rudders can be ok if they are in good condition. The rudder post needs to be sturdy and the tangs inside the rudder need to be attached to the rudder post very well. It is nice to have a bit of skeg ahead of the rudder in case it hits something.
Good to have you here on the forum.
Lots of great people here that can answer most your questions. Cal 39 is a great boat and you can make it better.
Kind Regards,
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Old 21-01-2008, 14:03   #23
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If you are worried about the rudder it is not tough to drop and have inspected. The rudder can be split along the leading and trailing edge, the post and tabbing can be inspected or replaced if needed, and the reassembled.

Or you can simply replace the existing rudder with a new one. The Foss Company Makes Quality Sailboat Rudders and Dagger Boards that Can Be Shipped Anywhere in the World from Newport Beach, California
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:05   #24
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Hi are just the medicine I needed today to give me inspiration. I don't own a boat yet.....actually not very informed on which one to buy or how to operate one when purchased....but I am willing to learn. Also single myself (for about 12 years now) the decisions are mine...but hey whatcha got to lose...gopher it! When one knows a change in lifestyle could prove positive....forge can always go back...Keep in touch....Tricia in Phoenix, AZ.
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:46   #25
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My wife decided to leave me three months ago so I decided to retire, buy a boat and become a liveaboard.
If I was in your shoes I would be as happy as a pig in mud and crap.
Good luck man,
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Old 06-02-2008, 16:16   #26
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Thanks to everyone for the welcome. Today was a record high 85 degrees...what a difference a few weeks make. I'm adjusting well to both the single life and the liveaboard life..."happy as a pig on crap".
Thanks to pblias for all the info and glad to inspire Tricia.
Please everyone...stay in touch.
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Old 06-02-2008, 16:50   #27
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Today was pretty nice. Being lucky still counts!
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Old 06-02-2008, 17:08   #28
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glad to inspire Tricia.
Please everyone...stay in touch.
You should get together!
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Old 06-02-2008, 17:33   #29
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Good Wife/Boat

A good wife and a good boat are equally hard to find, expensive to maintain but worth every penny in the long run. The Cal 39 is a great boat tho' she may take a while to perfect. Your only challenges are to survive the winter and remain in good spirits! From there its all down hill!


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