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Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:51 am

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I know the weather is still decent, but my fall vacation is wearing on and I need to do some repairs to spark. As with anything fresh out of being rebuilt, there are always things that need tweaking and fixing. I have a lengthy list to do before it gets too cold.

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Taken from Lake Lenape, the only lake local to me. It's not very big and with the water levels down, not very deep. It is, however, a really good place to have issues as you won't need to swim long or sink far. Still, any sailing is better than no sailing.

I was going to try to take a video, but couldn't find my camera. It was in the back of my rover, but looking for a black camera on black carpeting, in and among all the sailing detritus, I missed it

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Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:16 pm

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I tried to get a last sail in a couple weeks ago. No wind. My Sandpiper is on its trailer in my yard. Looking forward to next season.



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Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:02 pm

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92 here today with 8 kt breezes. Excellent day for sailing but alas I didn't go!



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Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:15 pm

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My season is over! It is getting colder by the days here in the north! Times to read and dream about next season. ;)

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Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:19 pm

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Michel wrote:
My season is over! It is getting colder by the days here in the north! Times to read and dream about next season. ;)

Get the new old book Josh is touting "Three Years In A Twelve Foot Boat". Ladd is an excellent writer but after reading it you will never venture south of Michigan again!!!



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Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:40 am

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I will get it! And I will not venture south of Michigan as well! ;)

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Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:51 am

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Actually, Ladd is an extremely good writer. This book is much better written than his serial in SCA a few years ago. I am not sure how to explain him, except that he is a bit of a whiner about lost love. Come on man, you meet a girl, 10 years younger than you and then you take off for years by yourself and you expect the relationship to last?

Other than that its a very good yarn, better, in my opinion, than Slocum's or Tristan Jones. He does paint a picture of the mind numbing poverty in much of Central America and you can certainly understand from this the current immigration crisis in this country as the natives try for a better life.



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Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:54 am

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That's it for this year! :(
ImageIMG_20191019_123808031 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

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Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:01 am

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Michel wrote:
That's it for this year! :(
ImageIMG_20191019_123808031 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr



Sad, sad, sad.

I am going out today!



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Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:41 am

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It was 3 degrees celcius this morming! Water freezes at 0! It would not be a good day for a capsize! ;)

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