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Old 02-22-2016, 09:49 PM   #61
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"Pumping up" (physically/emotionally) for an overnight trip sometime around the upcoming weekend to purchase diesel fuel in Pittsburg; meanwhile dealing with home-association-member over-due payables as well as hosting sons' birthdays.
Two of the three sound nice. The HOA does not in any way. We're actually members of an HOA that all the fees are completely voluntary. It started decades ago as homeowners just going in together on security. That's still the main cost as the little bit of HOA property is maintained by volunteers.
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:18 PM   #62
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We're prepping for our transit from Oahu, Hawaii -to- Tahiti.
Most of the prep work goes into restructuring your 'life' for a forecasted absence of 6 months. Of course the boat needs some mechanical love too, that's planned for March. The loose plan is a few months in French Polynesia, then onwards through the Cook Islands, 6 weeks in Fiji, and final transit to New Zealand, ETA October 1st. I'll post up a plan on the 'Boaters-on-the-Go' section, in a couple of weeks.
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:20 PM   #63
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We're prepping for our transit from Oahu, Hawaii -to- Tahiti.
Most of the prep work goes into restructuring your 'life' for a forecasted absence of 6 months. Of course the boat needs some mechanical love too, that's planned for March. The loose plan is a few months in French Polynesia, then onwards through the Cook Islands, 6 weeks in Fiji, and final transit to New Zealand, ETA October 1st. I'll post up a plan on the 'Boaters-on-the-Go' section, in a couple of weeks.

You win!
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:40 PM   #64
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We're prepping for our transit from Oahu, Hawaii -to- Tahiti.
Most of the prep work goes into restructuring your 'life' for a forecasted absence of 6 months. Of course the boat needs some mechanical love too, that's planned for March. The loose plan is a few months in French Polynesia, then onwards through the Cook Islands, 6 weeks in Fiji, and final transit to New Zealand, ETA October 1st. I'll post up a plan on the 'Boaters-on-the-Go' section, in a couple of weeks.
You should have the restructuring for the forecast absence down pat by now, down to a science.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:36 PM   #65
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We're prepping for our transit from Oahu, Hawaii -to- Tahiti.
Most of the prep work goes into restructuring your 'life' for a forecasted absence of 6 months. Of course the boat needs some mechanical love too, that's planned for March. The loose plan is a few months in French Polynesia, then onwards through the Cook Islands, 6 weeks in Fiji, and final transit to New Zealand, ETA October 1st. I'll post up a plan on the 'Boaters-on-the-Go' section, in a couple of weeks.

How great!

Do you have a blog by chance?
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:24 PM   #66
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You mean all this time you've had a fake avatar? Your boat really doesn't look like that?

Ummmm...waitaminute...so do I...nevermind

Al, Bucky is not real. It's just a Photoshop image dreamed up by Larry. He also has a pet unicorn.
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:42 PM   #67
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:12 AM   #68
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:52 AM   #69
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Replacing terminal blocks for AC/DC. Moving things around to make room for new panel. Looked at my work from last night - two blocks are not equally spaced apart from top to bottom.. Left eye doesn't see what the right one does. Gotta see the humor, when is 5" not 5"?? I'll be doing this for awhile.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:03 PM   #70
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:15 PM   #71
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:21 AM   #72
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Wifey B: On our way home. Left home on January 13. Will get back there Sunday, February 28 around 2:00 PM. As always at the end of a trip, happy and sad. Can only smile because I can't find the sad smilie, which makes sense I guess. Well, 80 nm so far this morning. Only 920 to go. Will pick this trip up where we left off next winter. Had a huge Sunday type breakfast on the boat this morning which I guess is cheating since it's not Sunday. Seas nice as 5' but long period at 10 seconds. Current temp 80 degrees. Winds 10 knots. Visibility 9 nm. Humidity 73%.

Original plans called for flying home then back and continuing trip another 6 weeks, but change of plans as we're thinking might do loop this summer. Loop boat arriving early so it's possible although not definite.

So beautiful and peaceful out here although a good bit of traffic. Just had a beautiful 80'+ sailboat cross in front of us, on it's way from Puerto Rico to the Azores. Long trip ahead of them.
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:52 PM   #73
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Wifey B: On our way home. Left home on January 13. Will get back there Sunday, February 28 around 2:00 PM. As always at the end of a trip, happy and sad. Can only smile because I can't find the sad smilie, which makes sense I guess. Well, 80 nm so far this morning. Only 920 to go. Will pick this trip up where we left off next winter. Had a huge Sunday type breakfast on the boat this morning which I guess is cheating since it's not Sunday. Seas nice as 5' but long period at 10 seconds. Current temp 80 degrees. Winds 10 knots. Visibility 9 nm. Humidity 73%.

Original plans called for flying home then back and continuing trip another 6 weeks, but change of plans as we're thinking might do loop this summer. Loop boat arriving early so it's possible although not definite.

So beautiful and peaceful out here although a good bit of traffic. Just had a beautiful 80'+ sailboat cross in front of us, on it's way from Puerto Rico to the Azores. Long trip ahead of them.
That sounds like a pretty perfect day to me.
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:43 PM   #74
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That sounds like a pretty perfect day to me.
Wifey B: It is. In bed now. We return to the helm this morning. I say this morning as it's already morning out here. We expect light showers early morning and 80 degrees all day tomorrow.
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:28 AM   #75
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Moving everything from the house to the boat what doesn't fit goes to storage, It's live aboard time for us, woot woot...
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:48 AM   #76
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Moving everything from the house to the boat what doesn't fit goes to storage, It's live aboard time for us, woot woot...
Now that's exciting . Congratulations
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:29 PM   #77
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Moving everything from the house to the boat what doesn't fit goes to storage, It's live aboard time for us, woot woot...
Big mistake!

Only move stuff to the boat you actually NEED there. And anything on it that you have not used for a year (Other than spare parts), take off the boat.

But, I get it - congrats!
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:05 PM   #78
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I don't winterize, but I'll drink to that. Hell, I'll drink to anything!



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I'm anchored on the Caloosahatchee River at picnic island. I'm with my three of my boys ages 7, 12, and 16. The wife is working all weekend so we thought it would be a good time to spend the weekend on the water. The temperature is a little brisk for southern Florida this evening at 58 degrees, but we're surviving.

Tomorrow, we're thinking of anchoring around Ybel point and dinghy to a beach on Sanibel.

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