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Too Much Work, part #2 the boat

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Sea Harbour Yacht Club is a beautiful place with many wonderful people who have also become good friends. It will be sad to leave but, if we're lucky, we'll be able to return. Ziveli_at_..bour__1.jpg

If getting the house ready was a lot of work, getting the boat ready was even more.The amount of stuff we need to cruise safely and somewhat comfortably, e.g. food, is large; the amount of space to stow the stuff on the boat is small. The technical word is blivit, or, as we used to say in the Navy, "5-lbs. of s___ in a 3-lb. bag." Things not only need to be stowed, they need to be secured for bad weather and they need to be organized so as to be located quickly in an emergency. The result is that stuff gets glommed onto the deck and pulpits about like barnacles glom onto the hull. Underneath all of the detritus is a very sleek, beautiful sailboat.Ziveli_at_..bour__2.jpg The boat 36-ft long, 12-ft. wide and the top of the mast is 50-ft. above the water. And ... I will always fly an American flag.

Posted by sailziveli 05:38

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Well guys, I made it to AZ and home again. Was surprised that Wylie was at G's. But we are all home now. The boat looks great. Good luck and happy sailing. Be safe and have fun. Will enjoy seeing your progress. Marilyn

by mcgreen

I'm freezing here in Chicago but am in awe of your cold and wintery water adventure. Love the fact I can follow you while sitting in my toasty kitchen. Are you two getting warmer?

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