What are the odds?

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dlandersson
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What are the odds?

Post by dlandersson » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:15 am

Okay, so I just spent Sunday afternoon blessing Lake Michigan with my presence. Good steady 10-12 knot SSW winds all afternoon.

Toodled on back and finished puttting my baby up just before it began to sprikle. On the way home, got off the I80/I94 interstate becasue Sunday afternoon/evening traffic west to Chicago is a zoo. Hopped on State Hwy 6 (Grand Army of the Republic). Saw a chinese buffet restaurant (out of several dozen food places) and purely on impluse pulled over for dinner.

While at dinner the group next to me was going on and on about what a great sailing day it was and how much they like sailing. I'm asked about my boat, and when I reply "MacGregor 26", the gent immediately asks "MacGregor 26X?" - which is not a common question. Of the two hundred boats in the Michigan City marina, there are four (4) 26X's. This gent owns one of the other ones. What are the odds? :P

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Re: What are the odds?

Post by March » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:07 am

One in the remaining three?

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Re: What are the odds?

Post by dlandersson » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:10 am

Out of 200 boat owners? Out of 100+ food places? At that particular time? :|
March wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:07 am
One in the remaining three?

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Re: What are the odds?

Post by Jimmyt » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:50 am

Maybe not lottery winner, but probably lightning strike :D

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Re: What are the odds?

Post by DaveC426913 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 pm

Mac owners can spot each other in a crowd. Look for
- big smiles on their faces
- well tanned from actually being out enjoying the water
- sense of peace that comes from having the perfect balance of enough boat for fun but not so much to be stressed
- full wallets

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Re: What are the odds?

Post by dlandersson » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:12 am

:D :D :D
DaveC426913 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Mac owners can spot each other in a crowd. Look for
- big smiles on their faces
- well tanned from actually being out enjoying the water
- sense of peace that comes from having the perfect balance of enough boat for fun but not so much to be stressed
- full wallets

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Re: What are the odds?

Post by Duquette5 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:39 am

Full wallets?! if my :mac19: isn't demanding money, the wife and daughters are. Oh and the Chris Craft is gonna bankrupt me!
DaveC426913 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Mac owners can spot each other in a crowd. Look for
- big smiles on their faces
- well tanned from actually being out enjoying the water
- sense of peace that comes from having the perfect balance of enough boat for fun but not so much to be stressed
- full wallets

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