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Old 10-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #21
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Great time for boating (East of Vancouver Island)

Love watching the storms on the other side though; particularly the Brooks Peninsula.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:32 PM   #22
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Don, When did you buy the Big White Cat?
No cat. Just a dog. (not pictured, of course)
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:19 PM   #23
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We mentioned to our dock neighbor that we had an appointment with the mechanic this week and he asked if we were getting our boat winterized. After a moment of stunned silence my husband I both laughed and told him nope, just routine maintenance. Though I can appreciate the folks that have other hobbies they indulge in during their off season from boating. Looks like some fun times! I feel very lucky to live in a climate where I can boat year round as I don't have any "winter only" activities I'm into.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:09 PM   #24
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Winter here in Alaska The Prince William sound to be exact is Tanner crab season and sitka deer hunting and time for projects inside the boat. I have to shovel snow off the boat sometimes but hey that ain't gonna stop me.

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:02 PM   #25
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I feel very lucky to live in a climate where I can boat year round as I don't have any "winter only" activities I'm into.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #26
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A question for our friends down under...

Is the upcoming season for you called winter, even though it's warm, or do you call the warm months "summer" as we do in the northern hemisphere?
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #27
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Winter pictures from around the "hood" in Abaco. Glenn Patch is a professional photographer in Hopetown. He has excellent taste as he also owns a Sabre.

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:05 PM   #28
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Winter pictures from around the "hood" in Abaco. Glenn Patch is a professional photographer in Hopetown. He has excellent taste as he also owns a Sabre.

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Don - You need a bigger boat! Cool... err, warm... errrr, maybe even Hot! Picts. Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #29
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Don - You need a bigger boat! Cool... err, warm... errrr, maybe even Hot! Picts. Thanks!
No, no. I learned from Marin. If you have a bigger boat there will just be more people on it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:24 PM   #30
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A question for our friends down under...

Is the upcoming season for you called winter, even though it's warm, or do you call the warm months "summer" as we do in the northern hemisphere?
Flywright, I don't have an Australian keyboard, but I think they type summer upside down.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #31
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:11 PM   #32
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That seems to the same cat, HAYFU II, that Forkliftt reported seeing in Gulfport Mississippi recently.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #33
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There will be no winterizing for me this year as we are on the Great Loop! We are currently in Chattanooga and will be as far a Mobile by December. Then winter in FL and the Keys etc.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:57 PM   #34
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Always wonder how our friends keep things in their yachts down there!!!

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:00 PM   #35
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There will be no winterizing for me this year as we are on the Great Loop! We are currently in Chattanooga and will be as far a Mobile by December. Then winter in FL and the Keys etc.
Larry, if you are on the waterfront, I'll walk down to meet you. Do you need a lift for groceries or anything?

Edit: Just walked out on the bridge. I think I saw your boat---frist one by the ramp.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:16 PM   #36
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Winter here just means putting on a sweater and hat/hood.

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Old 10-16-2012, 02:01 AM   #37
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Ok cobbers, spring is here,the pet kangaroo,wallaby,emu,koala, wombat,platypus,and dingo are playing in the back garden (eating each other actually);the great white is "exercising" the humpback in the backyard pool, and my mate the eastern brown* is coiled on my desk giving admiring glances and the odd tongue flick, but can`t understand why I`m typing balanced on my head. I tell him it`s because those in the Americas read backwards, upside down.
Today it`s 30 degrees C ,early spring, sunny,light breeze,blue sky....mind you one day last week was 12 degrees max, it snowed 100Km west of Sydney, and I lit the fire.That`s Spring in Sydney. This may be an El Nino year,dry here, La Nina wet for your West coast. Summer is a coming.
No one here "winterizes" their boats (well maybe in Tasmania where it`s near arctic all year round they might). We get to use them all year round,with due respect to some nasty low pressure systems we sometimes get off the east coast.
So while many of you are freezing your butts off,and the brass monkeys are in search of a welder because some bits froze off,think of us basking in a sunny 30 degrees C plus, but sensibly covered up or smeared with sun cream,we`re the melanoma capital of the world. BruceK
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