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August 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Weird

Deciding to update my profile and change the overall impact of my blog, I spent two hours discovering my new entries got lost in cyber space. Oh dear, , , ,

Anyway, I think I need a blog coach, you know someone who can help me put some pizazz in my writing; someone who can help me put inspiration in my writing, someone who can help me turn my experience, determination, and passion for wmaking my dream a reality into something that will have meaning and motivation for…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 30, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Some interesting hurricane related links

 

I thought it might be useful to list some links related to hurricanes:

 

The granddaddy of them all...NOAA....tracking Irene:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#IRENE

 

Hurricane preparedness for the home:  http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/hurricanes.html

 

Securing a boat for a hurricane: …

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Added by Charlotte Radford on August 24, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Tracking Hurricane Irene

 

It is looking more and more like Irene won't hit Florida directly, and so it looks like O Town is spared this time.   To all those people in NC who are looking at an incoming devastating storm, I offer my prayers.  Preparation is the key, as I am sure everyone knows. 

 

We always keep emergency items in our house.  There are always batteries (assorted sizes), at least 10 gallons of water, and food for at least a week.  We have a radio that is our "hurricane radio".  It…

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Added by Charlotte Radford on August 23, 2011 at 7:22pm — 3 Comments

Learning and re-learning

As I look forward to learning how to change the oil in my inboard diesel, I had to re-learn the importance of being upfront and honest. It's one thing to tell the truth, it's another thing to take the initiative to tell someone something they might not want to hear. For example, the lasttime I boarrowed a friend's sailboat the outboard was not very cooperative. It was easy for me to discount any mechanical problem and simply blame myself for not pulling the cord with enough torque. After 3…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 18, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Superstitious -- NOT

Is it really bad luck to change a boat's name? Please send me your thoughts. Thanks,

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 8, 2011 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Sailing in the Tampa Bay area

Is anyone in the Tampa FL. area that could put up with land locked dreamer. I came down from Alaska to visit a sick brother and thought I would like to look at how people rig and handle thier boat in this area. I have very little sailing experence but I am building a 36' steel sailboat and any new info always helps. I will only be here untill the 11th contact me here or email me at akenai@yahoo.com

 Aaron

  

Added by Aaron on August 5, 2011 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Crossing Something Else of the List

Doesn't it feel good to take something off the endless list? Now that I can say I did a 3 week open water voyage I am enthralled with myself. Tonight I saw at a meeting for an upcoming annual Mermaid Regatta. The competition will be stiff and I don't have the energy to coach my crew. I'm preoccuppied and tired of motivating others. So, I'll take this one on the chin. Gather up who I can and give it my all. I'll concentrate on driving the boat, having the boat in decent working order, and…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 4, 2011 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Crossing Something Else off the List

Doesn't it feel good to take something off the endless list? Now that I can say I did a 3 week open water voyage I am enthralled with myself. Tonight I saw at a meeting for an upcoming annual Mermaid Regatta. The competition will be stiff and I don't have the energy to coach my crew. I'm preoccuppied and tired of motivating others. So, I'll take this one on the chin. Gather up who I can and give it my all. I'll concentrate on driving the boat, having the boat in decent working order, and…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 4, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Hawaii

I admit I have been remiss in visiting here and keeping up with the blog etc.  We have, however, been busy sailing from San Francisco to Hawaii, then volunteering with the TransPac Hosts (Waikiki Yacht Club), then updating our own web site and YouTube Channel.  At the moment, sipping a cold beer behind the Ala Wai fuel dock in Honolulu, watching the outrigger canoe paddlers practice. The… Continue

Added by Orvil Newton on August 4, 2011 at 12:08am — 3 Comments

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