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    first ice free day

    The ice has gone off the lake in the front yard over the last three days. Time to start getting the sailboat ready to go. Any other Tdub sailors out there?
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    Yep.



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    May 25th..? How can you stand that sh*t? I love the northwoods and upstate NY, but for Gawd's Sake I lived in Northern Wisconsin for 2 years....and 9 months of winter and 3 months of rough sledding doesn't make it in my world....Ohio is bad enough....damn Global Warming anyway..
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    Nice looking day sailer, glad you can put in water soon. I used to play around with Hobbie cats and car top dingys on mountain lakes but got tired of blowdowns from erratic gusts and being wet and cold as I never had a cabin. I gave up the sport after a missing drain plug sunk my CarTopper at far end of Hell Hole Resivoir. I was able to run her aground on submerged granite shelf, de-rig lines and pulleys to slowly winch her up a cliff to drain while swimming around looking for driftwood to carve a new drain plug. Glad I had my pocketknife!
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    Glad I had my pocketknife!
    Silly as it sounds, I somewhat evaluate a man's value by whether he has a pocket knife. I don't need to see a big hulking liner lock, regular old Scout Knife will work. To me it shows a level of preparedness that makes me more comfortable, and tells me he is a man who expects to encounter and accomplish things during his day.
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    Beautiful boat and lake, too. My father and uncle used to build and race sailboats. There were some trophies, so they must have had a passion for it. My dad taught me to sail as soon as I was big enough to hold the tiller and many summer hours were spent in the sailboat, a 14' Pintail. Used to love taking it out by myself, running the mainsail and jib in a stiff gusty whitecap breeze, barely hanging on to the hiking stick, taking on water. Flipped a couple of times but it was an addictive thrill.

    May the wind fill you sails 'till you have to spill some or go over!
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    Missed your chance.

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    I windsurf ,but unfortunately I don't get out much anymore .

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    My confuse-or, oops mean computer, will not open Borneo's " missed your chance". What did I miss?

    I mentioned my pocket knife above, considered starting a knife thread awhile ago to see what tools, not weapons we carried. I favor something small enough to always be with me ready to help solve small problems. Small solutions can sometimes be big problem solvers. In my case it allowed a self rescue and salvage of a borrowed boat. Otherwise I would have had to hike out or wait for some other boat to eventually come by. My hero was simply a Spydico Ladybug 2.5" keychain knife.

    Now back to Sailing and troll's gorgeous lake.

    Ok, see iceburg wranglers now on video.Audacious but why not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borneo View Post
    Missed your chance.

    That is nuts, never seen anything like that. Looked like the beer was cold too. Cheers.
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