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Jimmyt
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Fish Class Championships

Post by Jimmyt » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:13 am

Helped a new friend do a few repairs on a boat owned by an amazing woman. She wanted her boat in competition even if she didn't feel up to being at the helm while racing anymore. Wound up getting to crew on her boat during the Pensacola Fish Class championship. The last known eight seaworthy boats were all there. Our boat is the "1" boat. Our best single finish was a third (which was more of a miracle than we expected given the competition). Our helmsman, had to find a crew and train them with only the Fairhope series to practice on the week before. What are the odds that the other crewman was my old high school friend that I hadn't seen in over 30 years? Fortunately, Frank had more racing experience than I. Great weekend of very hard racing and fun. Pensacola Yacht Club put on a great event! The wives had a great time at the yacht club and terrorizing Pensacola while their idiot husbands were out playing in their little boats...

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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by Russ » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:31 am

Jimmyt wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:13 am
What are the odds that the other crewman was my old high school friend that I hadn't seen in over 30 years?
How cool!

Thanks for sharing. Looks like a lot of fun. I'm living vicariously via other members' posts.
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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by Jimmyt » Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:53 pm

On a lighter note, I just tested positive. Looks like a need a two week mod project to pass the time... :P

Fully vaccinated-Pfizer. No booster yet.
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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by Russ » Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:04 am

Jimmyt wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:53 pm
On a lighter note, I just tested positive. Looks like a need a two week mod project to pass the time... :P

Fully vaccinated-Pfizer. No booster yet.
Oh no!

Symptoms? What made you get tested?
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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by Be Free » Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:46 am

Jimmyt wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:53 pm
On a lighter note, I just tested positive. Looks like a need a two week mod project to pass the time... :P

Fully vaccinated-Pfizer. No booster yet.
Sorry to hear that. Take care of yourself and keep in touch. :(
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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by Jimmyt » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:02 am

Russ wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:04 am
Symptoms? What made you get tested?
Cold symptoms came on. Occasional cough. Was supposed to go see grandtwins this weekend. They are just 2 so haven't been vaccinated. Took a test to make sure I wasn't taking it up to them. Good thing I did.

So far, it's been the equivalent of an average cold. Glad I was vaccinated.

Two of my kids are in healthcare, so I'm getting loads of advice and questions. :D Had to get a pulse-ox meter to satisfy them. They said I needed to take readings to see when I was having trouble breathing. I told them that if I was having trouble breathing, I wouldn't need the meter to tell me. :wink: But, you can guess who the Admiral listened to. :P
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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by Jimmyt » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:05 am

Be Free wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:46 am
Sorry to hear that. Take care of yourself and keep in touch. :(
Thanks for the kind words Bill! I'm going to rub some dirt on it and forge ahead (well, after I spend 10 days in the dog house). :)
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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by Russ » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:14 am

Jimmyt wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:02 am
Russ wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:04 am
Symptoms? What made you get tested?
Cold symptoms came on. Occasional cough. Was supposed to go see grandtwins this weekend. They are just 2 so haven't been vaccinated. Took a test to make sure I wasn't taking it up to them. Good thing I did.

So far, it's been the equivalent of an average cold. Glad I was vaccinated.

Two of my kids are in healthcare, so I'm getting loads of advice and questions. :D Had to get a pulse-ox meter to satisfy them. They said I needed to take readings to see when I was having trouble breathing. I told them that if I was having trouble breathing, I wouldn't need the meter to tell me. :wink: But, you can guess who the Admiral listened to. :P
Sounds like you have lots of good people in your orbit. Good that you are vaxxed. No telling what you would be going through otherwise.

Well, you will have some time to find another project. On gloomy days, I get lost in how to videos on youtube. Although you probably could make a bunch of them. Hey.....that's an idea.
--Russ

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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by OverEasy » Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:13 pm

Hi JimmyT! :| :|

“Oh Bother!!!” as Eeyore says in Winnie the Poo.

Glad yer vaccinated and that you got tested before visiting the grandkids!! :o :o

Hope you are feeling better soon! :) :)

Guess gittin that booster my daughter has been pesterin’ us about may be a good idea!

Get Well Soon!
Best Regards and a Speedy Recovery,
Over Easy 😎😎🐩🐈

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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by Jimmyt » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:02 am

Update: I took a second rapid test 24 hours after the initial positive result - just to confirm. It was negative. So, I decided to get the long test done, which is supposedly more accurate. Just got the results back and I'm sick, but it's NOT COVID. So, very relieved that I wasn't around my good friends with a freakin' highly infectious virus. They were pretty happy about it, too. :wink:

Moral of this story: Don't take the rapid test. Get the long test. It is unpleasant, but worth it. 8)
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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by OverEasy » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:20 am

A bit of good news there JimmyT! Celebrate 🎊 🎉 when we can amongst and for each other!:) :)

Glad to hear that your not having one of those breakthrough items.

Best to get a COVID-19 booster vaccination if possible.

My Doc had me get the “regular” seasonal influenza vaccination at last check up as they are two very different beasts to contend with!

Try AlcaSeltzer Cold…It doesn’t cure what ails you but it does make me feel better when under the weather 🤧.

Here’s to a speedy recovery!!!

Best News Today!

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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by Russ » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:57 am

Good news Jimmy.

Hopefully, you will be back to 100% and on to the next project.

We got the Pfizer and are not in the group for a booster. However, we just got the flu vax, because who wants to be sick? Had the flu from hull a few years back and don't want a repeat.
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Re: Fish Class Championships

Post by Be Free » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:52 am

Great news! Here's to a quick recovery!
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