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Old 01-03-2014, 10:55 AM   #1
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If not now, when?

If not now, when? If not us, who?

Screw the fuel prices. Let's make this a cruising year!!
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:11 AM   #2
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Couldn't agree more. If I cared about fuel I'd sell the boat.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:16 AM   #3
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Thats the plan half the erie canal this summer
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:20 AM   #4
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In a couple hours we plan to leave for a weekend aboard our Tolly! Been too few and far between... for toooo long!

Throughout most of 2013 our 90 yr beloved Matriarch had a fall-down accident that has required (and currently continues to need) much attention. Puts distinct damper on our ability for times out of town. She is improving!

We hope to get time for more boating in 2014. Wish us and her luck!!
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:39 AM   #5
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We wish you all well. Have a grand weekend!
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:20 PM   #7
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If not now, when? If not us, who? Screw the fuel prices. Let's make this a cruising year!!
We'll be seeing you guys this summer! As for fuel we have enough to cross an ocean, not worried about that.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:50 PM   #8
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By the end of February all of our maintenance and upgrades should be finished. Moonstruck is scheduled to be out of the paint shop by then Here is what we have been doing and having done.
  • Added the Raritan HoldnTreat system to the plumbing
  • Added Intellian I4 satalite system with new TVs
  • Added ACR to the charging system
  • All new exhaust hoses
  • New covers for Stidd seats
  • Painting the black hullsides
  • Adding a SureShade retractable top over the cockpit
  • Just received a new Weaver Hoist ordered through Hopcar. Should make lifting the dinghy a breeze.
  • Heat exchangers are still to be serviced

With Moonstruck approaching 10 years old, it was time to get the old girl back up to the latest standards. She is a joy to cruise and handle, and boy will she go.

So, early March we should be ready for some serious cruising time.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:54 PM   #9
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I'm with you. In 2012 we put ~165 hours on the meters. Last year just a bit over 100. This year I'm planning on 150+ again.

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Old 01-03-2014, 01:10 PM   #10
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Don, is this the system you mentioned above?

http://www.sureshade.com/sea-ray-boats
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #11
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That's it. Here is a link to the after market product for Sabres

SureShade Retractable Shade Tops for Boats - Sabre Yachts Canvas and Shade Solutions
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:46 PM   #12
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That's a cool solution Don

I'll save these links for future reference as I'm kinda tired of our canvas top.
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If not now, when? If not us, who?

Screw the fuel prices. Let's make this a cruising year!!
And if it makes you feel any better, here in Oz we are paying of the order of $1.73/ litre, so if you do the math as to how that equates to cost per gallon, you will find out just how lucky you are.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:16 PM   #14
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In a couple hours we plan to leave for a weekend aboard our Tolly! Been too few and far between... for toooo long!

Throughout most of 2013 our 90 yr beloved Matriarch had a fall-down accident that has required (and currently continues to need) much attention. Puts distinct damper on our ability for times out of town. She is improving!

We hope to get time for more boating in 2014. Wish us and her luck!!

Understanding first hand how accidents and illness to a love one can hold you back from enjoying the boating lifestyle we send our best wishes for healthy 2014 and more boating.

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Old 01-03-2014, 08:33 PM   #15
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And if it makes you feel any better, here in Oz we are paying of the order of $1.73/ litre, so if you do the math as to how that equates to cost per gallon, you will find out just how lucky you are.
Hey, Peter. I feel your pain at the price at the pump. My marina is at $4.09 per US gallon. I cruise with 1000 hp, so probably still total more cost. It is all relative, and probably one of the lowest expenses of the boat.
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I hear you, amen brother! Fuel prices are coming down, not low enough but moving in the right direction. US oil production is expected to surpass Saudi Arabia's next year.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:36 PM   #17
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Craig, I had kinda struggled with how to cover the cockpit and still be open for fishing. A bimina with all the frames and straps is just too busy. When I saw this a light went on. Push a button and it retracts completely. Shazams!!!

Oh, and I forgot one major upgrade. A new custom innerspring mattress for the master. A good nights sleep makes me feel better about buying all that fuel.
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And if it makes you feel any better, here in Oz we are paying of the order of $1.73/ litre, so if you do the math as to how that equates to cost per gallon, you will find out just how lucky you are.
In Sydney recently, at Baileys in Darling Harbor, I paid $1.66 per litre. We are linked to the Singapore "Tapis" price (why?- because it`s higher than the US barrel price). Fortunately the Lehmans don`t waste much of it, but I`d like to see it come down. As the Scots say, "a chance would be a fine thing".
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Don, I'm with you. I'm still trying log that first hour. I've finally convinced the wife to sell the center console, now I'll have the cash to finish the rose. Can't wait! The all important first hour will get me to 150+
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