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Old 11-25-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Christmas Decorations

Putting lights up outside today got me wondering if anyone is going to decorate their boat?? The admiral plans on putting up a small tree again this year.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Skinny Dippin' was decorated last year with lights and garland. This year she is in the boatyard until the 21st. I very well might decorate her on the cruise up river to our home slip.

This was last year's Holiday Card:


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Old 11-25-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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Eh what! Why? Not us. The boat is on the hard, shrunk wrapped in an obscure corner of an off the beaten track boat yard and might soon have a mound of snow around it. No one would see it. Of course, "no one sees it" is what my wife says about a lot of the things I want to fix and my response has always been that I know its there. Maybe a small wreath on the bow?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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My Galley Wench and I spent part of yesterday and today decorating the boat for the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. It's on 12/7 & 8, and we have a crowd going out with us both nights.

We're doing it a bit different this year. Every year we have a theme. This year is going to be quite different. I'll post pics of I can get someone on another boat to take them and send them to me.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:16 PM   #5
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I screwed in a red and green bulb in the construction string of lights.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:06 PM   #6
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we have lights strung below the hand rail and a blow up santa on the sundeck. We put the decorations up Friday and motored about four hours yesterday with santa inflated. He seemed quite happy.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:41 PM   #7
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We're about 3/4 decorated- finish up tomorrow. Next Sunday, we're part of the Special Peoples cruise for our yacht club, so we have to git-'er-dun this weekend.....

Photos after we're done....
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:15 AM   #8
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Here is mine from a few years ago. We have about twice as many lights these days...
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:42 AM   #9
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Here is mine from a few years ago. We have about twice as many lights these days...
That's impressive/beautiful.
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I string a garland of silver tinsel around my swim-step to keep the ducks and the mountains of duck poop off it. Does that count?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #11
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We will not be decorating our boat with "Winter Holiday" (to be PC) lights but we will be out on a friends committee boat for the PC "Parade of Lights" on San Diego Bay.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:51 PM   #12
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I decorate my boat each year. Nothing fancy, just lights and a wreath. Folks can see it from the bridge on the Interstate highway.

I'm planning on Tuesday to do it.
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I string a garland of silver tinsel around my swim-step to keep the ducks and the mountains of duck poop off it. Does that count?
I need to mention that tactic to my neighbor Mike.

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Old 11-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #14
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It works and looks very festive!
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:33 PM   #15
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In Seattle they have the "Christmas Ships" several nights during December-the Argosy boats light up and sail around with a choir. We ususally decorate and take friends on at least two of the cruises-one around Elliott Bay and one through the Locks to Lake Union and Lake Washington. Makes for a fun evening cruise!
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #16
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Putting lights up outside today got me wondering if anyone is going to decorate their boat?? The admiral plans on putting up a small tree again this year.
No. One, the wind would blow it all off in a heartbeat and two, if you put all that crap up you have to take it all down.
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December snow

Xmas ship (not mine) in Seattle a few years ago .
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No. One, the wind would blow it all off in a heartbeat and two, if you put all that crap up you have to take it all down.
Bah, humbug!
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I should have worded my statement to read that if the wind doesn't rip it all the lights and crap off the boat, which it will in our marina where storms with gusts to 60 mph are the norm rather than the exception, then you have to take it all down.

But most of the time you only have to put it up. Occasionally boaters in our marina get all Christmasy and put lights on their boats. Usually sailboaters---the powerboaters learned their lesson a long time ago. If the strings of lights and other "decor" last a week it's a miracle. They end up trailing in the water shorted out or sunk out of sight.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:02 AM   #20
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We're all decorated and hoping for decent weather this Saturday for the Lighted Boat Parade at Everett. Should be fun. Hopefully the weather guessers are wrong again.
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