Beached.... Day 29

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Beached.... Day 29

Postby wayswin » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:32 pm

Drove to Bangor this morning.... passed the boatyard.... she is second row from the back, with 2 rows in front of her.... wrapped in blue.

It was sunny but cold. I knocked some ice off a buket yesteday, and it is still frozen on the lawn next to the garage.... It was DARK out... by 5PM

Work is gonna slow down fast... so I will do a few boat related projects in the garage over the winter.... gonna teach myself to weld aluminum for my hard top supports.

For the time being, Im gonna count days beached.....
I plan on splashing early May.....
Maybe in April I'll start a countdown.

Keep the Way of the Water.
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Postby brindez » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:38 pm

My....you sound sooooo depressed! :cry:

I'd hate to tell you what today looks like.....but since I like to tell it like it is, here it goes:

Sunny, Warm, In the upper 70's. The top is down on my car, and the shorts are on! :shock:

Still room to do some boating this rest of the Thanksgiving/Christmas season....and looking forward to it....

Sorry for the So. California stats,
Dezi :-)
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Postby sdk » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:23 pm

wayswin,

Ice already?

We had to wait for the frost plow to come by one day last week, before we could go to work! :wink: Temps. will be in the mid to upper 70s the next two days.

Keep warm! 8) :D
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Postby taffy3 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:06 am

Well...it's cold here in New York too.

Speaking for myself though wayswain has the better overall boating environment.

I have a brother in law in Simi, Ca and many friends in Boston up to Brunswick, Me so I have some experience in both areas.

Brindez, you certainly win the prize for longer boating season.

Wayswain, you win the prize hands down for scenic beauty and overall best boating grounds on the east coast. You just have to get out there in July and August to enjoy it.

I hope you both give thanks for what you have.

The question that comes to my mind is "Why am I still here in New York?"
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Beached..... Day 40

Postby wayswin » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:31 pm

taffy3 wrote:Wayswain, you win the prize hands down for scenic beauty and overall best boating grounds on the east coast. You just have to get out there in July and August to enjoy it.

I hope you both give thanks for what you have.



Im Thankful for the boat, the money to work on it, the time to work on it and enjoy it, the circumstances that taugth me the skills of boating and boatbuilding AND for the geography of Midcoast and Downeast Maine.
I am thankful for a Mrs Wayswin who loves the boat as much as I.
I'm thankful for this forum, and the connections it affords.

July and August???? My hull was solidly wet.... May thru October... LOL :D

Im sitting for my Capt'ns Licence in February.... everyone encourage me to study!
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Postby brindez » Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:51 pm

Taffy,

Yes, I am VERY THANKFUL for all that God has blessed us with! As I type this, I can see our boat out the window....ready to be taken out again for a date! :D

This year we didn't get to much time with her, but the times that we were out on the beautiful lakes and Pacific Ocean was priceless. Even tho' having a boat is alot of work, I wouldn't trade the crisp breeze on my face, the sound of the waves splashing on the bow, and the smiles on my family's face! :wink:

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

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Beached....... Day 64

Postby wayswin » Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:33 pm

My name is Jim.... and it has been 64 days since I last boated....
....this is one wagon that I can't wait to fall off. It is snowing like mad here on the coast of Maine, large floes of ice pass by on Penobscot Bay, (I can see them out the dining room window)... and my planned launch in early May seems like a lifetime away...

A bright point of light.... at last nites party, my secret Santa got me a gift card for our local boating supply store. There is nothing better, when your boat is shrink-wrapped and snow is flying, than walking around at Hamilton Marine and dreaming of new toys for the boat except maybe buying new toys for the boat.

4 and a half months to go.....
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Postby Chappy » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:20 pm

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Postby brindez » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:22 am

Hey boys!

We're planning a fishin' trip on December 30th to Lake Casitas.....wish y'all were here.... :?

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

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