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Old 08-09-2009, 12:16   #31
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If all else fails, piss on it...
Umm, does that mean the same in American English as it does in British English?

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Old 08-09-2009, 12:33   #32
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Umm, does that mean the same in American English as it does in British English?
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Old 08-09-2009, 16:31   #33
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Originally Posted by sarafina View Post
Suddenly the old scungy ropes don't seem so bad. I think I'll live with them .
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slomotion:One of the biggest differences between getting ready to go and actually being underway is not that everything is finally done. It's that all those things that still aren't quite right suddenly don't seem so important anymore.

There is NOTHING wrong with an old scungy rope! We have 2 Genoa sheets we have been trying to break for the last 17,000 NM's!

When we bought the boat we couldn't afford new sheets though we knew they were desperately needed. They get frayed where they pass around the baby stay if the lazy sheet isnt fully let off. So we end for ended the sheets and the other ends frayed! So now we have sheets with 2 deep frays in each! We have bought ONE spare utility-for-everything sheet/rope/line. Surely one sheet must pop soon!? (lets not bring on a harbinger..)

What I am saying is to carefully read slomotion's post. Slowly and carefully read it.

It is the wisest post you will ever see in this forum.

Instead of sitting in port wasting your life with irrelevancies you should be getting away cruising. Change your silly ropes in 17,000 miles. Also then you will realise breaking strain has nothing to do with new sheets. Its whats gunna fit your blocks that counts!

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Old 08-09-2009, 16:52   #34
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I'm sorry, what was the question? All I have in my backpack is this stuff:

In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
Hannah Arendt

Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again.
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Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
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The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism ... is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly - indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
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and for a really big finish ...

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
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Old 08-09-2009, 16:57   #35
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Mark, Dude, did ya totally miss the part about WE GOT TO SAIL HER??? ; -) I mean, we want to be cruising already but have one still in highschool and other land locked complications and a need to work for a few more years before the cruising happens. But at least we are clear from all the excellent advice we get here... 'Go Sail' is the bottom line on it all!

Cause it was gonna be a beautiful day and Himself was all prepped to work all day and I just said "come on we are going sailing!" and he was pretty nervous with all the issues we have had the last two times, but he got himself a brass pair and said "sure!" so out we went... and it was just glorious.

And talking to Himself on the phone later today I mentioned I was putting the lines on a back burner and he just said "OK, sounds like a good idea"

It's way to easy to get too wrapped up in the inconsequential details, or to not be able to tell the critical stuff from the extraneous stuff.

Yeah, that's one of the things I come here for. reality checks.

And Speakeasy... love the quotes. my own is
"Life is NOT a dress rehearsal!"
It's good to remember that once in a while...

ain't what ya do, it's the way that ya do it...
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Old 08-09-2009, 17:01   #36
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It is ok to be overwhelmed now and then. Happens to everyone - at least it happens to me too.

Just take a break, kick back, and chill. All that stuff you mention in post #1 is just like dirty dishes - they will still be there in the morning if you don't take care of them now. Just ignore them for a little while and go do something that makes you happy you are still young, alive and healthy. Give those annoying chores some space and time - when you come back - the chores won't seem like such mountains I'll bet.

Maybe some chocolate or your favorite alcoholic beverage would be appropriate. Maybe a short trip out of town. It's ok - really. Just let it go.
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Mark, Dude, did ya totally miss the part about WE GOT TO SAIL HER???
OK here is the drill. It's mostly about showing up! You have to be present to win! In the overall game plan you get screwed a bunch but you get "those days" where the magic works. Those are what it's all about. Darn glad to to hear you got one. You swallowed the hook now and you want more! Perfect sail and everything.

Details may be inconsequential but they fall in your lap and you got them all over yourself (or himself). You get better and then you know more, then you figure out you know less, then you know more.

If you think it's over you are clearly in serious trouble. Look for the things you don't know and take the days you get. You can have a lot of fun if you only can do that much. Think how good it could be if you could do more! No limit on too much fun! Sure beats fishing.
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Here's one site...

New England Ropes Selection Guide at Mauri Pro Sailing

There's another site where you can select a boat and it will give you sizes and lengths but it's on the other PC or lost. I'll check tonight...

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