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Evening by the bay

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by webbie, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a special time when the sun is almost down and the winds stop - the colors really come out and change quickly.

    My boat is the little one with three hulls in the far left of the pic.
    evening.jpg
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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I love being by water. River, Lake, Ocean - it doesn't really matter to me. The sights, sounds and smells. The wild life. The tranquility. The raw beauty. Absolutely love it.

    (Nice little ride - looks to be capable of scooting right along.)
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I got the waterproof action cam I'll be installing today - maybe get a pic of the action!
    So far, our top speed is 15.2 knots, which is pretty good for a small sailboat. That's almost fast enough to water ski.....

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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    15 knots is pretty darn respectable for a small sail.
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Very nice Webbie...Must admit to being jealous!
  6. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    If any of you ever find yourself driving up through the Northeast - in little rhody - give me a shout. Sometimes the stars align and you might get a ride. Don't feel too bad, though.....I had to wait until near retirement to have fun.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I make good ballast.
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Tri's don't use ballast.
    It's all about counterweight in this case! As long as you can lay out on the tramps and nurse a beer, you are golden. Speaking of that, drinks are less likely to spill on these boat.
    [​IMG]

    Tri sailors call the regular monohulls "lead sleds".
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Misspoke - I actually meant counterweight.
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Here's a few pics of "our" new boat.

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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Each big beer you drink has about an extra pound...as long as you don't sweat too much or pee through the tramps that should help keep the boat flat. I guess a Jags custom model would have a keg on each float and pipe the beer back and forth depending on which way the tack was.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I never tire of hearing those words....;lol

    Jake - looks like your boat sprung a couple of leaks. Might wanna look into getting that fixed.
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Here is a vid - I need to position the camera better, but you can get some idea that I am moving pretty well by looking at the water...

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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I just gotta know - was that Stella endorsement for me?==c
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep! I did drink it a little later.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    You have good taste my friend.

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