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Message 1352211 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 18:39:44 UTC - in response to Message 1351879.

Nice to hear Kenz. The Seymour river, Burrard inlet, English bay?




Coal Harbour Marina, under the Lions Gate Bridge and on to English Bay . . . and quickly returned.

We learned that Allie is prone to sea-sickness. :P

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Message 1352214 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 18:56:02 UTC

We learned that Allie is prone to sea-sickness.

Oh dear, not exactly condusive to sailing. That reminds me of the time over 35 years ago when some mates and me went across the English Channel from Hamble to Cherbourg, for an overnight saunter in a 1/4 tonner 22 footer sailboat. Next day we went down the French coast to Alderney, and got caught up in the Alderney Races, so we had to use the diesel engine to go out to sea and come back in to Brae Harbour.

On the way back home that night across the Channel, we hit a force 7 gusting 8, and in a small boat like that we were bobbing up and down like a cork. Normally I'm pretty good on the water but that night I was violently seasick from 11pm until dawn the next day. It was an experince I'm not sure I want to repeat!

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Message 1352219 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 19:13:03 UTC

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Message 1352223 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 19:27:29 UTC - in response to Message 1352214.

We learned that Allie is prone to sea-sickness.

Oh dear, not exactly condusive to sailing. That reminds me of the time over 35 years ago when some mates and me went across the English Channel from Hamble to Cherbourg, for an overnight saunter in a 1/4 tonner 22 footer sailboat. Next day we went down the French coast to Alderney, and got caught up in the Alderney Races, so we had to use the diesel engine to go out to sea and come back in to Brae Harbour.

On the way back home that night across the Channel, we hit a force 7 gusting 8, and in a small boat like that we were bobbing up and down like a cork. Normally I'm pretty good on the water but that night I was violently seasick from 11pm until dawn the next day. It was an experince I'm not sure I want to repeat!



Yeah getting sick on a rolling sea is no fun. Smallish boats like your 22 foot'er or the 26' San Juan that I'm a 1/3 owner of are designed and built to handle relatively rough weather, but nothing can make it comfortable.

Yesterday was sunny, warm, light winds and a calm sea. Allie + open water is just not a good mix. :D

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Message 1352224 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 19:28:15 UTC

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Message 1352233 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 19:51:20 UTC

Yesterday was sunny, warm, light winds and a calm sea. Allie + open water is just not a good mix. :D

That sailboat was professionally built, and the owner and other crew there were experienced, we could probably have gone up to force 9-10 without any probs. I knew we wouldn't sink or drown, it was just a wretched few hours of unpleasantness. But I wouldn't have missed it for the world!!

My Stepsister lives in Vancouver Island, and my old mucker Es, is in Vancouver main town. I have every intention of coming to see you all in the next couple of years. Aye aye Cap'n, splice the mainbrace over the yardarm .... :-)

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Message 1352261 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 22:19:29 UTC

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Message 1352262 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 22:27:10 UTC

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Message 1352264 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 22:33:30 UTC - in response to Message 1352223.

We learned that Allie is prone to sea-sickness.

Oh dear, not exactly condusive to sailing. That reminds me of the time over 35 years ago when some mates and me went across the English Channel from Hamble to Cherbourg, for an overnight saunter in a 1/4 tonner 22 footer sailboat. Next day we went down the French coast to Alderney, and got caught up in the Alderney Races, so we had to use the diesel engine to go out to sea and come back in to Brae Harbour.

On the way back home that night across the Channel, we hit a force 7 gusting 8, and in a small boat like that we were bobbing up and down like a cork. Normally I'm pretty good on the water but that night I was violently seasick from 11pm until dawn the next day. It was an experince I'm not sure I want to repeat!



Yeah getting sick on a rolling sea is no fun. Smallish boats like your 22 foot'er or the 26' San Juan that I'm a 1/3 owner of are designed and built to handle relatively rough weather, but nothing can make it comfortable.

Yesterday was sunny, warm, light winds and a calm sea. Allie + open water is just not a good mix. :D


Last time i was sailing i catched a bad sunburn.

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Message 1352266 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 22:40:30 UTC

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Message 1352269 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 22:47:54 UTC

Winning as Saturday slowly slips in to being Easter Sunday, when I can ...
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Message 1352276 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 23:22:13 UTC

Back in the counting house ... and a way to go yet.
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Message 1352277 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 23:41:32 UTC

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Message 1352279 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 23:54:04 UTC - in response to Message 1352277.

Than I'll push it along some...

Good man!

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Message 1352284 - Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 0:35:32 UTC

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Message 1352314 - Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 4:29:22 UTC

Winning on a clear, moon-lit Saturday evening. Weather-guessers calling for chance of rain Sunday afternoon - we'll see.

Happy Easter to all.
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Message 1352324 - Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 5:25:57 UTC

Winning in bed after an educative, if not exactly fun, day. Drove home in light mist, the precursor of the rain that's supposed to be done by morning.

Changed my mind again. I do have a cold, but it's a mild one. I only feel like minor crap, not completely miserable. And of course the timing is about right for me have picked it up when I went to my doctor's office for some paperwork. :(

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Message 1352363 - Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 8:27:53 UTC

Good morning win.

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Message 1352386 - Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 9:43:09 UTC

A BST win! what with the hour going forward and me taking a nighttime "cold capsule" I didn't wake up till 10.00!!!
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