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Old 29-07-2009, 21:40   #1
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pirate Anchoring-Out with Kids

Shameless plug time: The August issue of Spinsheet is out - and it's free so go grab one and read my article on anchoring out with kids. Or read it online here:
SpinSheet August Page 46
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Old 30-07-2009, 09:17   #2
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I always though that Kids would make poor anchors

Typically think of Bait as a better option

Actually I was a single parent to my daughter for 14 years and she loved sailing... as long as she had a friend to play/argue with.
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Old 30-07-2009, 18:48   #3
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great article!
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Just awesome! I feel like I am learning a new language living aboard with two little girls. Reading your work makes me feel like it's not a gibberish language that my husband and I are inventing as we go. Well, it is sometimes... but at least we know we are not the only ones doing this.

I especially loved the line about "the grownups on board can make or break the trip with their attitude." Thanks for reminding me of that fundamental truth.
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That's a handsome Captain and Cute Admiral you have there... Sounds like you guys are really enjoying your time with them...



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Schoonerdog, I missed that one and don't see anything at the link. We would love to read the article as we love to anchor out with our kids. We had a great time anchoring out with our kids this summer and any more ideas that we can come up with there is great! Thanks!
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Wow - thanks everyone for the kind words! Sorry the link isn't working for you Clausont.... try clicking on my blog link below and then you should find a link to it in the sidebar on the left. (all the way down - called Kids Off The Hook)

If anyone who is more technically inclined than me has another way to link -- i'm all ears

Again, thanks everyone. It's nice to get some feedback

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Thanks, Cindy! That works! I will read this. I should have looked there first since I have your blog marked anyway
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I always though that Kids would make poor anchors

Typically think of Bait as a better option
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We cruise with a 14 and a 9yo girls. They love it. No major issues really bar the occasional sound of a heard of elephants running around on deck. Only the very odd time I have considered one of RC's above options for them. Mind you as soon as the anchor goes down they are usually off in the ding and/or sailing ding.

We have 3 towels. The white one off the backstay means come back soon please. The yellow means come back quickish and the red means get back here right now. Can be seen from a long way away and works very well.

D2, the younger one, now spend hours just cruising the seabed with a hooker unit we carry aboard. Keeps her quiet (not an easy task) and if we want her back we just turn it off, she pops to the surface a minute or so later, usually with a 'what the hell did you do that for?' look on her face
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Cute kids Dog! Bet they love it.

When they get older you can teach them how to inspect the rigging.



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In the spirit of full disclosure - the little girl in the article is not mine. It's my son's best friend who he's known since before age 1. It's uncanny how much they look alike and they run around telling everyone that they're twins all the time. I love her to pieces and would take her in a heart beat if she didn't already have a loving family of her own.
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Great article by the way! They sure do look alike! I didn't think they were brother and sister as you would have mentioned that in your blog somewhere along the way. Sure a lot of good information in that article. We have used some of it and some of it we will be using in the future. Thanks for the article!
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