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Marlene A. Sassaman's Blog – October 2011 Archive (2)

Candy overdose....

UUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGG, it's just too much camraderie with kids, friends, and neighbors. When will it end? I have a round the world cruise to plan. I have excess fat to remove. I have organizing that needs to be organized.I have a boat to spiff up, another boat to sell (boo hoo and bye bye Hobie 14) .... and cute little sunifsh is on her way out as well. I have a women's team that may default, a job I don't want to wake up for and I hate way too much candy.

 

Tomorrow will begin…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on October 31, 2011 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Once again Success Follows Failure

After days of trying to get my blog log in correct I finally succeeded. What annoys me is that I finally succeeded after admitting my failed attempts to a fellow sailing friend and blogger. At least I answered her inquiry about writing up my adventure purchasing a Marples 35 foot tri in the Rio Dulce.

 

I guess with my log in back in order I'm ready to tell my story. Just to give you a taste, my journey actually culminated this afternoon while sailing with Jim Brown. If you…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on October 24, 2011 at 9:15pm — No Comments

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Simo Makkonen replied to Simo Makkonen's discussion Oceanis 40 Sprayhood in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike, I have separate sprayhood and bimini, which is good for me. But I still like to have visibility over the sprayhood. I checked the Yachtworld but all B40 boats seemed to be fitted with the B standard sprayhood. Have to make a new sprayhood…"
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Simo Makkonen replied to Simo Makkonen's discussion Oceanis 40 Sprayhood in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"That's right Harry. I normally also keep the sprayhood down but in some weather conditions it would be good to have it up and still be able to see over it, not through the windows. Lowering the standard sprayhood by 10 - 15 cm would be good for…"
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Mike Brown replied to Simo Makkonen's discussion Oceanis 40 Sprayhood in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Simo Makkonen replied to Simo Makkonen's discussion Oceanis 40 Sprayhood in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Mike Brown replied to Simo Makkonen's discussion Oceanis 40 Sprayhood in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The dodger/spray hood in the US are custom made by local,canvas makers. Ours is made so I can see forward without any issues. Mike"
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Oceanis 40 Sprayhood

My experience is that the original sprayhood is too high for proper visibility from the rudderposts. Has anyone tried to modify the design? Would be grateful for any advice or opinion.See More
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