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December 2014 Blog Posts (6)

From Sadness to Gladness

A few days ago I received an e-mail from a good friend. Her brother, who was also a friend of mine passed away earlier that morning. As the tears continued to flow I went through the regular morning rituals. Then, I rowed myself to town to get some exercise while savoring the memories of Mike. It was Mike, who put me on the biggest boogie board ride of my life. Surely, it only seemed logical that after he encouraged me to 'jump, on the count of 3' that he would follow me into the swollen… Continue

Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on December 25, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

From Sadness to Gladness

A few days ago I received an e-mail from a good friend. Her brother, who was also a friend of mine passed away earlier that morning. As the tears continued to flow I went through the regular morning rituals. Then, I rowed myself to town to get some exercise while savoring the memories of Mike. It was Mike, who put me on the biggest boogie board ride of my life. Surely, it only seemed logical that after he encouraged me to 'jump, on the count of 3' that he would follow me into the swollen… Continue

Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on December 25, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Party's Over

Now that my round the world plan is in a holding pattern, it is time to continue writing a book started many moons ago. With holding the title is essential. Of all the things I could be paranoid about, the concept of the book is too precious to risk it be taken by someone with more book writing savvy than I. Like the guy who wrote Cold Mountain the plan is to write a best seller. It may be my first book. That, indeed, may be the best reason to make it a good one.



What you can know is… Continue

Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on December 20, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Coincidence or Psychic

A few days ago I posted a blog about my new lifestyle as an unwed mate. Having no legal ties, I can't rightfully call myself a housewife. The role I have chosen brings me happiness as I relish the time enjoying the day's parade of wonders with someone who I am intimate with. The coincidence is that just a few minutes earlier I was logging on to a new website whereby they ask folks to describe their favorite anchorages. The concept intrigued me, though navigating the password situation has…

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on December 15, 2014 at 11:43pm — No Comments

What happened to the solo sailor???

Blogging has taken a back seat to living the life of an unwedded housewife. It is a strange new world. Interestingly, I recently met a fellow sailor who made this comment.



     I was a housewife my entire adult life. I wish I had taken on a career, some type of job. Now, at my age (about 55         +/-) I can't find work." The counselor in me questioned her choice of the word can't. Softly I whispered, it is never too late to make a change, learn a new skill, there are jobs…

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on December 11, 2014 at 4:25pm — No Comments

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on December 11, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments

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Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved. mike"
Oct 11
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots. The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August. All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
Oct 11
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
Oct 9
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible. I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
Oct 9
James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning????? (Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
Oct 9
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck Mike"
Sep 27
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It is only when sailing close-hauled. Unfortunately, this is the only course, where performance really matters. I‘m going to perform two tests: - Sailing with genoa only (track cars on the same position). In this case any (unequal) trim…"
Sep 27
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Our 43 had a shaft drive. Depending on how much water or fuel that was in her she would sometimes have a very small imbalance. Nothing that would cause her to sail unevenly. Do you have the problem on all points of sail? Is it more on any particular…"
Sep 27
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