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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

The new Arcade Fire album is dope.

But more importantly, NEW BOAT! April can't come soon enough.

AppleMark
That looks great. You know what would improve it's awesomeness? Cannons!
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< SF bro hug >

+1, you softie
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EMart, nice job on the boat. swing by the harbor, i can get there in 10 minutes from my office.


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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

finally got a cellphone call through with my mom. my mom, dad, and sister are all fine. the house actually is totally intact and they took in neighbors who's houses were damaged. the water is actually still running and have a lot of food. their city wasn't hit nearly as bad as Tacloban (and immediate surrounding areas), mostly major property damage. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
the last couple of days have been a haze. we put out a text/call/contact brigade to find out if my parents and sister were all right, but it took until now (5 days to get confirmation).
I finally had one of those NYC'er moments where I saw an elderly couple on the 1 train and instantaly lost it and started crying in the middle of a crowded train yesterday. It was wicked embarrassing.

very happy to hear everyone is ok, doc. quite the rush of emotion that must be.

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today is looking to be the first semi relaxed day i will have had in a weeks.

also, i am really into this song right now. it makes me happy in a kind of somber way.
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The 2013 Secret Santa is shaping up to be the best ever!
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

The new Arcade Fire album is dope.

But more importantly, NEW BOAT! April can't come soon enough.

AppleMark

Cool, congrats.

I kind of wish they had some around here. The J/70 is building up steam, but you can't get a cheaper used one and most people are keeping them on land. Dry sailing is cheaper (and faster since you can skip bottom paint), but it is hard to beat the convenience of having the boat already in the water and ready to go...and fooling around on Lake Michigan might benefit from that extra meter in length.
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Thank god Larry. Happy for you
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Cool, congrats.

I kind of wish they had some around here. The J/70 is building up steam, but you can't get a cheaper used one and most people are keeping them on land. Dry sailing is cheaper (and faster since you can skip bottom paint), but it is hard to beat the convenience of having the boat already in the water and ready to go...and fooling around on Lake Michigan might benefit from that extra meter in length.

 

The 70s are cool but they don't have enough keel for the Lower NY Bay. This guy said he could beat the 70s too but given equal skippers that shouldn't happen. I don't understand why people even buy them when there are Melgi out there for half the price. But this 80 is absolutely beautiful. It's a 2006 and the first owner only daysailed her for a year and the owner we bought it from only had her for a year. 

 

We are currently debating names. I want to name it Boatmeal or Space Ice Cream or Harbor Dasher (haberdasher pun)

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I vote for Harbor Dasher!
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Boatmeal!
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I vote for cack n ballz!
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Betimes I vote for that as well. (We probably all do, you know?)
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Boatmeal!

Boatmeal! (Meal of a boat)
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I don't know much about sailing, but I think it would be pretty cool if there were parentheses in a boat's name. I wonder if that's even allowed?
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N a m i n g G u i d e l i n e s / Boat Name Tradition
a. Generally Named after Vessel’s Occupation or Something Personal For the Owner
– often feminine or terms of endearment

b. Keep it Simple, Use your Imagination & Have Fun!

b. Do Not:
– Name after a Ship of Misfortune ( Titanic, Lusitania, Andrea Doria, etc. )
– Have a name, which is pompous, arrogant or threatening
– Give an Impressive Name ( name should be humble )
=> humble is more likely to pass unnoticed by the elements
=> haughty named vessel is bound for trouble
– Name after Larger Denizens of the Deep; Oceans, Winds, Storms or Other
Cataclysmic Events that might offend the gods of the seas
Will your boat name weather this storm?
1) The Explanation Test. How often do you want to explain what the name means?
Bizarre Greek gods, in-jokes, and foreign words usually fail this test.
Names that are difficult to spell fall in this category.

2) The Non-cute Test. How sappy is the name? Puns, childhood nicknames, and in-jokes
usually fail this test.

3) The Brevity Test. "Brevity is the soul of wit" as well as the soul of boat names.
Imagine repeating your boat name 3 times, followed by a "Mayday".
Still sound like a good name?

4) The Hubris Test. If you're racing, try not to pick names like "Magic Bullet", "Blew By You"
(see test 2), or "Clear Ahead", unless you feel you can live up to them.

5) The "Been There, Done That" Test. Don't name your boat after a type of wind (Zypher,
Sirroco, Breeze), any historical boat (Dawn Treader, Ra, Spray) or an alcoholic
beverage. Unless, of course, that's what the boat tells you her name is.

6) The Embarrassment Factor. Imagine explaining your boat's name to someone you don't like,
and who doesn't like you. If grudging respect is not a possible outcome, you may wish
to reconsider.

7) The Corruption Test. What will your 'friends' call your boat? e.g. White Hawk = White Cloud
or Serenity=Senility.

8) The Omen test. Once followed a boat cutely named 'Das Broke' out one day. He promptly drove
over a submerged section of break wall at high speed and sank.

9) The radio Test. "Over and Out" would be a bad name. ... "This is Summertime calling Over and
Out. Do you copy?" Huh??
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slice of life
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