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Old 02-15-2014, 06:07 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by magicbus View Post
Don - I stopped by to say hello while we were at the Framer's Market and your covers are on the the dinghy and stern. Luckily a neighbor confirmed it was your boat! Sorry we missed you.

Dave, sorry we missed you. We have had to stay in town for a funeral Monday morning. We plan to be in Ft. Pierce Tuesday evening. If you or Scott have not been up to Marine connection, I will be glad to take you. Always fun to browse around up there.

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Old 02-15-2014, 07:24 PM   #42
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That sound like fun but it will just be a pleasure to meet strings attached.

I do have to ride out to buy something from FF... this could be a record for meeting internet friends in one stop!

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Old 02-16-2014, 04:33 PM   #43
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Thanks Don, that's on our list of places to visit while here. We're across the river from you and Scott on Hutchinson Island at a funky marina we really like called Nettles Island. We were going to stay here a month but like it so much we cancelled Ft Pierce City Marina and are staying here through March. Since I'm working from the boat we only manage to get over the bridge on weekends!

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Old 03-12-2014, 02:15 PM   #44
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My boat and 3 sailboats are the only ones left in the water at my marina over the winter. Is it a sailboat thing? Maybe I'm really still a sailor!
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:17 PM   #45
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Interesting observation.

We would try to pull our sailboat out every other winter. The ablative bottom paint was always good for two seasons and a few times lasted three seasons. Fewer zincs to replace also lessened the need to haul. Given the closed nature of sailboats, I suspect they also seem to be better able to "weather" winter conditions.

Another disctinction we noticed is that most sailboats on the hard are not shrink wrapped, hereas many more trawlers/motor yachts are.
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:58 PM   #46
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Today -- hopefully a sign of the times (weather-wise). KJ

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Old 03-12-2014, 06:33 PM   #47
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It was a beautiful day in Carquinez Strait yesterday. Here is research vessel Polaris seen going eastward, enjoying its passage too:

Later that day, this freighter passed us on its way to Japan, entering a calm San Pablo Bay as we motored across its stern for Mare Island Strait and home berth:


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