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Old 11-22-11, 06:54 PM   #1
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When I am not Cycling, I'm boating.

How many of us are Boat & Bike Fanatics?
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Old 11-22-11, 07:07 PM   #2
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OR if your looking for something funny and boat related. this was another of my favorites short shorts from this past summer.
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Old 11-22-11, 07:21 PM   #3
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WOW! That's awesome! Of course if I was to get into boating, I would insist on wearing at least this...

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Old 11-22-11, 07:45 PM   #4
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Shame they don't make floating pick-up trucks for boating down thar.
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Old 11-22-11, 07:52 PM   #5
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I work for a yacht club as a rowing coach (don't ask, I know it's odd).

On my weekends I go cycling to escape the water!
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Old 11-22-11, 08:05 PM   #6
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I work for a yacht club as a rowing coach (don't ask, I know it's odd).

On my weekends I go cycling to escape the water!
Is there a lot of "junk" in the water around your yacht club?

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Old 11-22-11, 08:20 PM   #7
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could have used a Honda floatation device to get home today - lots of localized flooding, and I had to drive 85 miles out of my way to get home!
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Old 11-22-11, 08:26 PM   #8
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A different kind of boating

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Old 11-22-11, 08:53 PM   #9
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Ahhhh the Quite type boating. Every time i try that it requires a 14" shaft 15 HP Johnson to get me back home.
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Old 11-22-11, 09:12 PM   #10
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A different kind of boating

Good call, I have owned my share of sail boats, great fun. My current water fix, my water "bicycle"
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Old 11-22-11, 09:17 PM   #11
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I'm in Florida, land of the alligators. I've been told gators like puertorrican meat so, nope... I'll stay on dry land.
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Old 11-22-11, 10:10 PM   #12
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I'm completely into boating. I have a 39 Silverton motor yacht configuration that is mostly a floating condo. People on the dock stare at me on the weekends walking down the dock with my cycling clothes.

I also love sailing and we debated between getting sail or power.

If money wasn't a factor, I would have a go fast cigarette boat, a sail boat for long range cruising, and a power boat for skiing.

I suppose my road bike with Zipp wheels is the marine equivalent
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Old 11-22-11, 10:13 PM   #13
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Ahhhh the Quite type boating. Every time i try that it requires a 14" shaft 15 HP Johnson to get me back home.
If I sail out, I sail in.
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Old 11-22-11, 10:19 PM   #14
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If I sail out, I sail in.
Ya never lost the stick, did ya?
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Old 11-22-11, 10:35 PM   #15
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I'm building that ^^^^ at the moment.
I've got the ribs cut out so far.
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Nice! Keep posting pictures and progress
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Ya never lost the stick, did ya?
Well, I did, in a Lake Michigan squall, once, in a Sharpie. The aluminum mast mast buckled and I had to cut the stays to keep the boat afloat. I sailed it in on the boom, juryrigged as a short mast flying the jib as a mainsail. It wasn't fast, but I made about 2 knots headway. I set the vang end of the boom down in the step well like a sunfish rig and had to reef the jib some on the foot of the sail to accommodate the short stick and rigged a boomless sheet rig. It wasn't efficient, but it worked.
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Is there a lot of "junk" in the water around your yacht club?

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Quite a bit!



And the occasional log too!
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Old 11-23-11, 07:31 AM   #21
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Old 11-23-11, 08:30 AM   #22
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Well, I did, in a Lake Michigan squall, once, in a Sharpie. The aluminum mast mast buckled and I had to cut the stays to keep the boat afloat. I sailed it in on the boom, juryrigged as a short mast flying the jib as a mainsail. It wasn't fast, but I made about 2 knots headway. I set the vang end of the boom down in the step well like a sunfish rig and had to reef the jib some on the foot of the sail to accommodate the short stick and rigged a boomless sheet rig. It wasn't efficient, but it worked.
Well done, I elected to power back..........
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