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Marlene A. Sassaman's Blog – June 2011 Archive (5)

Almost there, thanks to your response

Thanks to Russell, Steve, Sail Dancer, Mark and Karen for your encouraging words. Now that I decided to buy the boat the challenge is finding a 3rd crew to assist with sailing her home. Time is short as I need to get plane reservations at a reasonable rate and have 'er home by August 2. There is always a challenge, always an obstacle to overcome and always a reason to change one's mind. Been trying to hook up with Suky but the computer, Sea Knots, and I are also having our communication…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on June 25, 2011 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

Hello, is anybody out there???

Not one person responded to my question about wood/epoxy boats. So, on my own, with some research and a conference with my boat mentor, along with that good old woman's intuition the decision has been made. Tomorrow, I will make a reasonable offer on the trimaran of my dream.Okay, so she needs some prettying up, but I believe she is a secure well made beast that isn't simply good enough, rather she is going to complement SPRAY. A cross between my Corsair, SPRAY, and Slocum's cruiser, this…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on June 21, 2011 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

Wood/epoxy

Wood/epoxy boats, what are your thoughts????????

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on June 18, 2011 at 6:42pm — 1 Comment

Cold Feet

Oh dear, with this dern cold lingering another day my feet are awful chilly. Is it because of the reality of how incapacatated one becomes when hit with flu like symptoms. Just like seasickness that quesy stomach, accompanied with a weird headache and inability to keep food or drink flowing through the digestive tract took control of me yesterday. I was able to function, albiet laborously with the cold symptoms. When my stomach got quesy though, my ability to focus on reading, watching tv or…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on June 9, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

To buy or not to buy, that is the challenge...

Back from the Catamaran Hotel in Rio Dolce, Guatamala, I keep asking myself, "Is this the right boat?, Is this really what I want?"

The cockpit seemed so confining, yet secure. The sails are in good condition, yet the main may need some sort of widget so when the sail comes down all of the little slides don't come out of the mast. The boat sailed a steady course yet we only had 5 - 8 knots to test her in. The brow over the gps on the port side of the helm has some cracks and is soft,…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on June 8, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments

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