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Old 06-20-2010, 10:55 AM   #21
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What bbbamI said, nothing has changed, it's later the same day, Act II of a three act play, same set as Act I, we're all still in our jammies or less.

Great to see you back, Sarah, I'll check out your boat when I open the big computer, iPod can't see it. Take a look at the long long iPad thread. Missed you and your humor.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:09 PM   #22
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Sarah, Welcome back! I was worried you had been banished for meeting FD IRL...

Congrats on finishing your degree.. a great accomplishment.

... and the boat looks good, too!

All the best,

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May be of interest: Ditch It All, Buy a Boat, and Head Out to Sea? New Book Tells The Story of Someone Who Did.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:39 PM   #24
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Geez, Milton, she took off in a mighty big boat (and steel to boot). That is a lot for a solo to handle. That's why we started with a Hobie Cat, then a 21 foot trailer sailor, then the 28 footer we took to the Bahamas for a summer. Only then did we consider the trawler, and ours is a 34' compared to her 40'. She succumbed to the BBB (bigger better boat). It happens. We probably won't take off in ours for a while, but I do think a Bahamas trip and maybe the Great Loop could be in our future.

FD?--he's a harmless fuzzball. Just like all of you guys....

What? You've still got your jammies on? --I heard there was skinny dipping while I was gone!
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Congrats on the degree. Your time and effort resulted in an accomplishment that you will treasure forever - and your vessel is amazing!
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Different people have different ideas of how much boat is enough, don't they?

My own preference is KISS. A Folkboat is probably sufficient for most cruising needs. Frank Dye made some pretty impressive voyages in Wayfarers, too.

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Different people have different ideas of how much boat is enough, don't they?
I know nothing about boats, and have not owned even a kayak. I see the appeal in your sailboat, but I strongly suspect that it is going to be tough to spend a night in it, or is it on it?
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Different people have different ideas of how much boat is enough, don't they?

My own preference is KISS. A Folkboat is probably sufficient for most cruising needs. Frank Dye made some pretty impressive voyages in Wayfarers, too.
But where do you put the genset and watermaker?
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Tough, perhaps. But that sort of thing appeals to hardy souls!

For more information, see Margaret Dye's book Dinghy Cruising; or see generally the Dinghy Cruising Association website.
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Conga rats on your degree and the boat !
Perhaps me & Fuego should really take you on your sunset cruise offer with all of our small kids at the same time
That would teach you not to type irresponsible posts.
Although - some of the crew here is becoming moderately useful, do you need your boat washed?

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Tough, perhaps. But that sort of thing appeals to hardy souls!

For more information, see Margaret Dye's book Dinghy Cruising; or see generally the Dinghy Cruising Association website.
Wow! Learn something everyday. I'll pass though. I am not that tough. I'll try RV'ing without TV and Internet first. I am not sure I will even survive such hardship.
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FD?--he's a harmless fuzzball. Just like all of you guys....
You obviously missed the picture thread...
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Now, Sailor, Fuego's kids are charming, polite, and good-natured--must get all that from his wife--they are welcome on Stella Rose anytime! FD's kids are likewise but, being boys, a tiny bit rowdier! We didn't get to take them out on the water when they visited, too rough in the harbor. But I'm betting your little Sailor is the handiest one aboard ship of the lot!
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When do we get more boat pics?
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Although - some of the crew here is becoming moderately useful, do you need your boat washed?
Man, he's growin' fast!
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Welcome back. Gonna just keep her tied up or start the grand loop? ahhh life at 7mph. Come see us at Lat 34.0399365 Long -77.896159
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I'm waiting for the boat to arrive! Last reported at Oriental, NC leaving the dock at 5am this morning. Next stop Wilmington tonight and a crew change and then on to Charleston. Hope to arrive here Monday!
We definitely need to make the trip back up NC way this summer!
And the loop is a dream--but probably a good many years away.
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Welcome back! Don't forget that CruisersForum.com has a powered boat section with some Trawler discussions and the rest of the forums have info on tons of other system and restoration topics.

I hope you get to kick back and enjoy one of these at sunset:



I am jealous!
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Hey, I love that glass--one of my more delinquent friends promises to swipe some of those from her local bar in honor of the Stella Rose.

I will check out the forum, of course. And I can't wait till she gets here--micromanaging the crew from a distance isn't nearly as much fun as micromanaging in person.
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Hi, my name is Sarah and I've been away for far too long from my early retirement peeps that I felt I needed to post a "Hi, I am"!

But I have been busy in the interim, wrapping up my classes next week to finish my bachelor's degree. Commencement is on July 10th. The best news of all is that I got a boat for graduation! She's just outside of Annapolis now and will be coming home via the ICW by the 4th of July.

I've missed this place so much as school dragged on and on, but I'm so happy to be done. It was worth it to lose my social life for 8 months, I suppose....so....what'd I miss?

Here's a picture of the Stella Rose. She's a 1976 Marine Trader Double Cabin trawler and she's just lovely!

Coming to Charleston? Get ready to go on an sunset cruise--we'll be waiting at the dock!

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Welcome back Sarah!!! Congrats on the graduation AND on the boat. DH and I really need to make our way out to Charleston sometime for that sunset cruise!
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