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Old 02-20-2016, 07:34 AM   #21
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BandB. No snow, no ice, very calm seas 8-9hours at + 25 kts auto pilot, pack of stinkies and two beers at arrival - easypeasey. Next trip will be from St. Petersburg, Putinland, w. a Targa 44 twin 435 Volvo´s IPS- really looking forward to it. Will go there a few days in advance to check out this magnificient city and Borstj (Red beet soup)+ Vodka.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:05 AM   #22
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Very much enjoying the beginning of spring-like weather here in Utah - most of the snow in our yard has melted in the last few days. But it's getting me antsy to be on the water. Unfortunately that will have to wait until the kid's school is over at end of May, when we can hit the road northward. But it's getting warm enough inside the "boathouse" I can start spring tinkering - Yay!
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:22 AM   #23
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Back home in Anacortes, enjoying the cloudy, gray, rainy skies and washing my underwear. This after experiencing the horrific weather in Hallendale, Florida last Tuesday (day after Yachts Miami Beach Show closed). We were staying with friends on the beach (25th floor condo) and deck furniture from above was raining down due to the high winds and reported tornadoes in the area. All four of us got simultaneous tornado warning alarms on our iPhones. Much prefer the more benign conditions here at home.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:33 AM   #24
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A quiet weekend with chores - including fixing some problems I found on my trip last weekend. That's the problem with actually using your boat!

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Old 02-20-2016, 11:37 AM   #25
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Back home in Anacortes, enjoying the cloudy, gray, rainy skies and washing my underwear. This after experiencing the horrific weather in Hallendale, Florida last Tuesday (day after Yachts Miami Beach Show closed). We were staying with friends on the beach (25th floor condo) and deck furniture from above was raining down due to the high winds and reported tornadoes in the area. All four of us got simultaneous tornado warning alarms on our iPhones. Much prefer the more benign conditions here at home.
Tornadoes on the SE coast of FL are extremely unusual. We weren't home, but got full reports. A couple of boats in Lake Sylvia flipped. Power knocked out in areas of Pompano. Really been strange weather. Not sorry we missed it. It didn't really hit our home. Some wind but not that much worse than we see at other times. Yet the tornado areas weren't far from us at all.
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:05 PM   #26
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:11 PM   #27
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:19 PM   #28
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Wifey B: Tennis this morning. Lunch at Mermaid. On the way to Fredericksted to see Fort Frederick, the Estate Whim Museum, the Little La Grange Farm and Museum and the Estate Mount Washington Plantation. 72 degrees now, high today 82.
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:38 PM   #29
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Old 02-20-2016, 04:25 PM   #30
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Thank you for asking.
We had a quick boat ride for the first time of the year, spent 2 hours at the anchor then back to the marina.

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Old 02-20-2016, 04:29 PM   #31
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Heading out for a short cruise & swim with 12 on board. A little crowded for my liking, but we won't be going far. 35C today (95F) so there will be a few dive bombs off the pilothouse roof.

Tomorrow, I'll be doing a solo trip back to Kangaroo Island, to pick up my dinghy which I lost last month. Luckily it blew ashore near Kingscote and a local turned it in the the police station.
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Old 02-20-2016, 04:54 PM   #32
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Old 02-20-2016, 04:54 PM   #33
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I'm at anchor on the Gold Coast, having a nice coffee, and about to cook bacon and eggs for breakfast, we're heading back early to do some work on the boat, getting it ready to put it up for sale
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Old 02-20-2016, 05:17 PM   #34
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Enjoying unseasonably warm weather in the mid-Chesapeake wishing we had our new trawler already while my husband watches LSU baseball and smokes a couple chickens on the Big Green Egg.
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Old 02-20-2016, 05:36 PM   #35
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Wifey B: Tennis this morning. Lunch at Mermaid. On the way to Fredericksted to see Fort Frederick, the Estate Whim Museum, the Little La Grange Farm and Museum and the Estate Mount Washington Plantation. 72 degrees now, high today 82.

Enjoy St Croix, lived there for 3 years.
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:55 PM   #36
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I took a day off working on my new anchor winch and we drove to Seattle. A nice day w lots of sunshine.

Went to Sure Marine about a stove issue and then to Fisheries Supply. Looked at the anchors of course and saw the Vulcan for the first time. Not a Rocna fan but I actually like this Vulcan a lot. It has a ballast chamber but it's shaped for minimal drag and then there's the Jaguar like shank. Like a very strong "I" beam and even classy looking.

But I've never seen a performance test of the Vulcan. So good as it looks it's basically an unknown but it really looks good to me. Don't know if I could ever purchase a product from the company though.

The best part of the day was lunch at the Salmon Bay Cafe.
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Old 02-21-2016, 12:32 AM   #37
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Eric, isn't that the anchor Hopcar delivers for free? Maybe we could get a big enough order together to justify a Hopcar visit to the left coast.
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Old 02-21-2016, 12:35 AM   #38
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Eric-The SB Café is one of my favorite out of the way places in Seattle! Forget all the new, fancy places springing up in Ballard, lunch there and dinner at Hattie's Hat and good band at the Tractor Tavern. Old-time Ballard. Plus, after you eat lunch there, you can pick up a few tons of sand or gravel right next door!
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I took a day off working on my new anchor winch and we drove to Seattle. A nice day w lots of sunshine. Looked at the anchors of course and saw the Vulcan for the first time. Not a Rocna fan but I actually like this Vulcan a lot. It has a ballast chamber but it's shaped for minimal drag and then there's the Jaguar like shank. Like a very strong "I" beam and even classy looking.
The best part of the day was lunch at the Salmon Bay Cafe.
Just one question Eric...did wondering about that Vulcan anchor leave you sleepless..?
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Just one question Eric...did wondering about that Vulcan anchor leave you sleepless..?
Wifey B: Probably not unless he spent the night in Seattle. I figure he went home.
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