surmising a sweet subtropical septuagenarian summer sailing system

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Post by dlandersson »

And L. M's "Night Ride Thought the Caucasus" on my MP3 player 8)
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 12:41 pm A nice time to be out sailing is the day of a full moon. See the sun set and then the moon rising.
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I just got promoted to Admiral. The last time I got moted was when I was in the army in Nam in '65, and got demoted from E5 to E4. It was shortly after I got blown into the Saigon River. I was so stressed that I was having audio hallucinations, as well as some agent orange conditions. I said that "I'm going to quit the army and walk home if I have to". That didn't go too good (see above).
When I was flying back to CONUS, the plane landed in Hawaii, and we were told that there was a free steak dinner inside. Everyone else got off the plane except for me. I was afraid that they were going to send me back to Nam. I stayed aboard, and tightened my seatbelt. There probably aren't many people that have flown to Hawaii and not gotten off the plane.
Sailing is a big help. I like to go out and listen to the quiet.
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Hi Bill

Thank you for your service.🙏
We each need to find our places and constructive methods to heal…

Best Regards,
Over Easy 😎😎🐩🐈
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Happy report for summer sailing in Peachtree Lake, GA. My son Kasey and I enjoyed a good four hours of sailing in 12-15 knot winds, albeit fluky at times due to shoreline effects on a relatively small lake. Still great sailing and even greater "father-son" outing.
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Herschel,

Two things:

(A) I corrected the photo for level land. You can now see your heel. Image

(B) You look good. Too young looking to have a son that old.
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NiceAft wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 8:23 am Herschel,

Two things:

(A) I corrected the photo for level land. You can now see your heel. Image

(B) You look good. Too young looking to have a son that old.
Coincidentally, about the time I took that selfie, I had remarked that I don't feel like I'm about to turn 80, and my son, Kasey, remarked that he didn't feel like he had just turned 50 either. And thanks for the corrected pic. The trimaran doesn't heel much, but a couple of gusts "encouraged" me to hop out of my seat and climb up on the trampoline just in case! The tandem island kayaks have a break away plastic bolt that holds each of the amas in their extended positions. If the leeward ama digs in too far, the drag causes the bolts to fail, the ama then folds into the hull...and then the drama begins, :o but the boat is not harmed. :)
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Been in the high 90's this week. Plus embroiled in a water intrusion problem in my garage due to failed hot water heater. If all else fails weather wise for sailing, i do have a summer back up plan. :D
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:D :D
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