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Old 03-10-2018, 02:16 PM   #41
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LOL Dont feel bad. My AT34 is in a marina surrounded by multi million dollar condos and BIG boats.
Just consider you have less upkeep and you will use your boat more often than the owners use their BIG boats.

I guess I will just have to single-hand this boat because I cannot find a beautiful woman who will tolerate me.
Hmmm, maybe I can go to a bar at closing time and shanghai a woman. LOL
"Hey little lady, want a ride on my windowless boat with puppies and candy in the back?"
Just tell the ladies you are taller when you sit on your wallet (from movie 'Secretariat')
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:20 PM   #42
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3 staterooms? You have way too many friends unless they are buying the food and fuel LOL
Can never have too many friends or too much family. I once thought differently myself, but changed now. Today we have 10 aboard as we were having withdrawal symptoms since we hadn't been out on the water since February 28. So made a two hour trip south, played four sets of tennis, had lunch, now almost home.
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:26 PM   #43
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3 staterooms? You have way too many friends unless they are buying the food and fuel LOL
One for friends and the other for storage lol
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So where’s a fun place to stop for a night between here (captiva island) and clearwater? Since we’re stuck waiting on weather, we have a few days to play around.
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So where痴 a fun place to stop for a night between here (captiva island) and clearwater? Since we池e stuck waiting on weather, we have a few days to play around.

Wifey B: Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Sarasota. Or on into St. Pete.
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We're in Sarasota now on a mooring at Marina Jack and it looks like they have dock space. It's a first class operation and you're within easy walking distance to at least a months worth of good restaurants. Give a shout if you stop.

https://www.marinajacks.com/
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We're in Sarasota now on a mooring at Marina Jack and it looks like they have dock space. It's a first class operation and you're within easy walking distance to at least a months worth of good restaurants. Give a shout if you stop.

https://www.marinajacks.com/
Wifey B: One of our favorite marinas. Lot's of great restaurants and we have friends there who know them all.
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We're in Sarasota now on a mooring at Marina Jack and it looks like they have dock space. It's a first class operation and you're within easy walking distance to at least a months worth of good restaurants. Give a shout if you stop.

https://www.marinajacks.com/
We reserved a dock space there for tomorrow night. A friend of ours back at home suggested it.

We値l head to Clearwater on Monday and figure out when we can cross. All these different weather and wave forecast sites say something different. How do you know which is accurate?
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We reserved a dock space there for tomorrow night. A friend of ours back at home suggested it.

We値l head to Clearwater on Monday and figure out when we can cross. All these different weather and wave forecast sites say something different. How do you know which is accurate?
Same way you know whose prediction for the big game is right. At the end of the day.
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All these different weather and wave forecast sites say something different. How do you know which is accurate?
Boy, does that sound so familiar! Been there, done that!

Following along also.

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One for friends and the other for storage lol
No doubt very true
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We値l head to Clearwater on Monday and figure out when we can cross. All these different weather and wave forecast sites say something different. How do you know which is accurate?
Very easy. Observe the weather as you travel.
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Same way you know whose prediction for the big game is right. At the end of the day.
Lol...yeah i suppose so.
Initially, today looked good for crossing and Sunday looked bad. Now tomorrow is looking good. So we are kicking ourselves for not leaving early this morning and getting to Clearwater today.
Oh well...live and learn.
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No doubt very true
There is a dishwasher in the galley. That space could have been used for two drawers or a cabinet...that would have been much more useful. Heck we mostly eat on paper plates. I値l likely very rarely use the dishwasher.
So therefore I had to store surplus stuff down in the little berth.
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There is a dishwasher in the galley. That space could have been used for two drawers or a cabinet...that would have been much more useful. Heck we mostly eat on paper plates. I値l likely very rarely use the dishwasher.
So therefore I had to store surplus stuff down in the little berth.
You will be surprised how many dishes you can wash in the sink with little water.
Start with the glasses, then the cleanest plates and flatware and finally the pans.
Put the rise water in the sink with the dirty dishes.
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We reserved a dock space there for tomorrow night...
Give a shout on your way by. Lena and I would love to say hello.
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Give a shout on your way by. Lena and I would love to say hello.
Will do!
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Looks like Sunday will give you favorable weather for the Bend crossing (windfinder). Monday thru Wednesday looks snotty out there. Don't push it, pick your best 2 day window then go. Enjoy the weather layovers! Heck you in some beautiful areas of FL.
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Looks like Sunday will give you favorable weather for the Bend crossing (windfinder). Monday thru Wednesday looks snotty out there. Don't push it, pick your best 2 day window then go. Enjoy the weather layovers! Heck you in some beautiful areas of FL.
Problem is...we have to be home no later than Saturday.
We are really kicking ourselves for not going to Clearwater today.
Oh well...no use crying about it now lol.
I can稚 figure out windfinder. Are you seeing wave data or just wind?
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Can never have too many friends or too much family. I once thought differently myself, but changed now. Today we have 10 aboard as we were having withdrawal symptoms since we hadn't been out on the water since February 28. So made a two hour trip south, played four sets of tennis, had lunch, now almost home.
Sounds like a great day! We are sitting on the boat watching it rain. Lol
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