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Moonshadow
06-27-2006, 04:53 PM
It's blowing through here. Gusty. As Maine often sits, on the edge of frontal boundaries. Being fifteen miles from the coast, I see all of it. The drapes are blowing about. Good day to be sailing. I should be, rather than wasting time with you jamokes.

John of Phoenix
06-27-2006, 04:56 PM
It's never too late.

Moonshadow
06-27-2006, 05:42 PM
I wonder what it's like off the coast. I haven't looked at a weather map today

Maine gets this odd, turbulent mix. The fronts come through from both the west and the south. They seem to hover a lot.

Whatever else can be said of a Maine weatherman, he's fibbing if he talks about more than a day ahead. It must be a very interesting place to be a meteorologist.

Joe (SoCal)
06-27-2006, 06:36 PM
Good day to be sailing. I should be, rather than wasting time with you jamokes.

But you didn't go sailing, did ya ?

I did :D and yea it was WINDY exhilarating. I even helped out my fellow mariner. A guy sailing a very small sailboat was out in more wind than he should have been. I kept my eye on him figuring he would drop his sail or go over. Sure enough he went over I dropped my sails and motored over to him. By the time I arrived he was near exhaustion from attempting to right the boat. The dagger board ejected and was lost. So I tied a bow line and pulled him into tidbit and motored over to a beach. Just as the sherif boat pulled up and asked if he needed help. He took a tow back to the marina with him.

Anyway that was my good deed for the day and you think I would have been blessed with good luck. NOPE :( the wind was so strong it ripped a batten pocket on my sail. Arrrg now I have to find a place to repair the sail before this weekend.

Hey but nothing ventured nothing gained. Thats my philosophy on life Jack - I don't need no Jung to help me get the most out of life. While you spent most of the day masquerading as Moonbeam on the WoodenBoat forum, Now that's a waste :rolleyes:

Cuyahoga Chuck
06-27-2006, 07:51 PM
"The Wind", Lillian Gish,1928, Silent, National Film Registry ,1993

huisjen
06-27-2006, 08:21 PM
947-0511

Stiletto
06-28-2006, 12:52 AM
Get off his case Dan!:mad:

Joe (SoCal)
06-28-2006, 09:22 AM
I even helped out my fellow mariner. A guy sailing a very small sailboat was out in more wind than he should have been. I kept my eye on him figuring he would drop his sail or go over. Sure enough he went over I dropped my sails and motored over to him. By the time I arrived he was near exhaustion from attempting to right the boat. The dagger board ejected and was lost. So I tied a bow line and pulled him into tidbit and motored over to a beach. Just as the sherif boat pulled up and asked if he needed help. He took a tow back to the marina with him.

Forgot the Photos :D

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid208/p008dd6f13313ad815f6a44891f2bf04d/ee4987a2.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid208/pac3d676b0eb3fd6795d09c91c8041cef/ee4987ec.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid208/pbf7207024fd5e2d752d5b4f167007704/ee498825.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid208/p9a441fd8c79e1cbaab004bd2749854f8/ee498861.jpg


Then went to check out lil'bit and the mooring at Garrison.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid208/p124fcb507d8616f52d52c4fbc1988d86/ee498750.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid208/p8e6e88a21c247c7b436413e87c1803d3/ee49872a.jpg

What did you do yesterday Moonbeam Jack ???

Popeye
06-28-2006, 09:24 AM
i'm going sailing today right after i finish cleaning the cat

John of Phoenix
06-28-2006, 09:26 AM
Well done.
Nice pics. Are those taken with your Treo?

Joe (SoCal)
06-28-2006, 09:28 AM
Well done.
Nice pics. Are those taken with your Treo?

Nope Leica is always aboard ;)

John of Phoenix
06-28-2006, 09:35 AM
Makes sense. They look much better than what I get from my Treo.

brad9798
06-28-2006, 09:41 AM
I was gonna say, TREO ain't quite that high res.

Anyway, Joe. I am consistently amazed at what I used to think were sort of Paul Bunyon stories ... but I have learned over the years that you are brutally honest, real person.

No one could make up a story as good as that one ... and then you validate it with pix!!

GOOD JOB!!!! That water isn't warm, either.

Brad

Tim_H
06-28-2006, 09:52 AM
It was blowing like hell here last night. First time I have seen the ferry taking green water over the bow. We got blown way off course and I wasnt sure if he would ever get that thing turned around.

Joe (SoCal)
06-28-2006, 05:37 PM
Went out again today just to set the repaired sail and go and check on how much water lil'bit took on.

I had a nice first mate, Tess came along. Sail set fine but man was it HOT & HUMID and virtually NO WIND. We motored down to Garrison and WHOA lil'bit was about 1/3 full. Pumped her out, then Tess wanted to go to the beach. We went for a little bit.

Anyway Moonbeam what did you DO today ?

Leon m
06-28-2006, 05:43 PM
Joe is the man ! Not only does he rescue a guy ,but he takes picture while doing so...YOUR AWESOME DUDE ! :D

John of Phoenix
06-28-2006, 05:47 PM
Every boat should capsize so neatly. It's 99% out of the water. Wouldn't even get the seats wet.
Helium for ballast maybe? Must be very tender.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid208/pbf7207024fd5e2d752d5b4f167007704/ee498825.jpg