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 Post subject: Finally!
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 5:41 am 
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After dealing with a rather cold spring, we finally got the boat on the water this past weekend.

Saturday never warmed up like the weatherman had said it would, so we spent a good portion of the day tending to "boat projects". We patched a couple of holes in the main, cobbled a bracket fix for the new SitnSail wings until the new bracket arrives, and got everything squared away in case Sunday actually turned out to be decent.

And it was!

After getting things in shape for an open house (we're trying to move), the boys and I hitched up the trailer and took the boat out to our local pond, Lake Lansing, and dropped her in the water.

Winds were reasonable at about 8 mph, and we had a ball cruising the lake and trying out the new wing seats. What a gas! The seats make the boat feel like it's twice the size. Plenty of room and very comfortable! We sailed for about two hours, taking turns at the helm, and had a very enjoyable time.

Afterwards, we got the boat on the trailer, de-rigged and, after a quick stop at the gas station for goodies, headed on home.

Sailing season is finally here in Michigan and we can't wait to take "Burt" out on the water again.

Fair Winds,

Nick

1978 H16 "Burt the Cat"

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 6:52 pm 
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Nick,

Sounds like you had a good time out with your sailboat... but I have already been out 3 different times with mine here in Michigan.. albit a bit cold a couple of those times though...

I dont know if you check Fleet276's website that often... but they are planning a Hobie 101 day here in June at Whitmore Lake on the 20th...

Hope to catchup with you sometime so we can meet and go sailing...

Mark Colby
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 5:04 am 
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Mark:

You're a bit more stout hearted than I am concerning the weather! I'll admit it; I'm a fair weather sailor!

'Course, we've been really busy getting the house ready to sell and hosting open houses and all that. You know, the stuff that gets IN THE WAY of sailing!

I check 276's page fairly often. I may try to go to Hobie 101 if for nothing else than to meet up you guys. Saw the pics of the first "fun sail". Looked like everyone had a good time but I noticed everybody was wearing jackets! Brrrrr...

We'll get together sometime soon, I'm sure.

Fair winds,
Nick

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