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Marlene A. Sassaman's Blog – August 2010 Archive (2)

Jealousy - knowing how to rid it is easy . . .

Jealousy, that eenie, meanie, green monster that invades my soul at the sight of certain individuals, consumes way too much energy. As a practicing counselor for 30 years I know that jealousy is simply an emotional response to my own insecurity. It is my belief that I am not good enough coupled with the delusion that someone else is better than me. Simple solutions are to ignore those I am jealous of, reinforce my own knowledge and skill, or just hold my head up high and pretend to be…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 16, 2010 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Stop the Insanity

It is time stop doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. After two years of seeking and training new crew I have changed tactics. Earlier tonight I already spoke to my most dedicated, loyal and fun crew about a change in venue. One of the changes I will announce on Wednesday evening. The other change has to do with recruitment.

Race recruits and current crew, including myself will have to meet three crieteria: (a) a be physically fit or be making…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 8, 2010 at 12:29am — No Comments

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John Hanrahan commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Everyone, Just grabbed a mooring at Man-O-War in the Abaco.  Great sail in 30knt winds the boat stands up well.  I did notice when I went below that there is a foam backed plastic apron in the forward cabin that covers the screw nails…"
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Simo Makkonen replied to sail abroad's discussion Sanitation hose BO40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The two hoses you mentioned have probably been replaced more than 5 yrs ago, the hose to the bowl was changed 4 yrs ago. Somebody advised me to use seawater vaseline in the joints - easier to install and also remove next time. By the way, most…"
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sail abroad replied to sail abroad's discussion Sanitation hose BO40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"thanks again for your reply. much appreciated. sounds like a bit of  mission but I guess we need to do it as the pipe really smells. How long since you changed the pipe on your boat? "
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sail abroad replied to sail abroad's discussion Sail Sizes and Types for Beneteau 40 (2009) in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Simo, thanks for your reply and all your info. We do already have the flatbar you describe, it came with the boat (we are 2nd owners). "
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Simo Makkonen replied to Simo Makkonen's discussion Beneteau Oceanis 40 freshwater tank in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks. Unfortunately I had to remove the tank for repair.The material is PE. Finally got the PE hot air welding rods from Germany and got it fixed. (Tried first with HDPE rods but the melting temp difference was to high.)"
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Simo Makkonen replied to sail abroad's discussion Sanitation hose BO40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hard PVC is not safe and is not approved by the safety regulations. I had the same problem and had to order it from France. Installation is tricky: you have to remove the tank, fit the new tube into tank, heat and pre-bend it, install the tank with…"
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