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  • woody
    Well my son fell asleep about 20 min before it hit and my dad stayed down below with him. He never woke up till morning. Dad was a big help handing stuff back
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 1, 2013
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      Well my son fell asleep about 20 min before it hit and my dad stayed down below with him. He never woke up till morning. Dad was a big help handing stuff back and forth. Both have sailed with me since and still like sailing just not storms.
      --- In newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com, david snow <Captndlbrown@...> wrote:
      >
      > Your story got my attention. will your dad or son go back out in your
      > boat with you after that? I have this year's opposite Newport story for
      > you.
      >
      > Remember hurricane Irene? well my little lake flooded pretty seriously
      > with that spring of 11 storm, so somebody decided to lower the lake level
      > so folks could fix up their waterfront. Ok but then it didn't rain all
      > summer or the winter of 11-12 or all summer this year. My N17 is a great
      > gunkholer, so I got to use my dock for a while before putting her out on a
      > mooring 50 feet into the lake. I canoed out to her all summer ,but as the
      > fall continued to be dry I had to actually pole out 200 feet to get to open
      > water. I always wait until the last minute to take Comfort Zone out of the
      > water, and honestly I thought we would get some rain before the winter set
      > in,but........It took two of us with all the tricks in the book to pull her
      > out of 4 feet of muck! One trick I used was to pull her on her side with
      > the main sheet(the rope that hauls the main to the top of the mast)...of
      > course I didn't think about how I would get the main up with out that.
      > Lady Luck was finally home and I was able to sail my boat the 1/2 mile
      > with only the jib to the marina. I think that was just before
      > Thanksgiving....Ah yes another successful year on the Fingerlakes. Happy
      > New Year to all. Diana
      >
      >
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      >
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