Topic: Fair weather sailors

Steve51    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 11:34 AM
  Come on, you know who you are, boats out on the hard and wrapped up for the winter.  Playful Wink

Just to say that I'll be out on the rivers this Friday and Saturday. taking in the delights of empty rivers and deserted moorings.  Smile

Unless of course, the boat is frozen in, then you can have a laugh at me!  Blush

Steve. CM1

Dibbler    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 11:42 AM
  Steve, you can be a git at times! Smile  Playful

Guilty as charged...boat all wrapped up for winter.

You should be alright this weekend though...I'm told that temperatures are set to be a little higher than recently. Iceberg watch on hold.


TerryTibbs    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 11:43 AM
  Guilty your Honour!

Dave Playful Wink

if it is to be it is up to me!

Steve51    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 11:43 AM
Steve, you can be a git at times  


Steve. CM1

sidestand    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 12:18 PM
  We will be out on the northern rivers from Friday till Tuesday ..... Few extra bottles of brandy and vodka in the drinks cabinet just in case we get iced in.

Steve, Tracy, Billy and Lulu
the mutt...broadland lady.

Exile    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 12:48 PM
  I had a chilly and not very windy sail yesterday. Followed by a pub meal and a couple of pints.
An enjoyable day but I must concede that a bit more warmth and a SW breeze would have been welcome. But I suppose that I would not have had the whole place to myself then!!!

zacthedog    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 12:55 PM
  Ice is my only foe, but two more days afloat are still to be had. I love it...

A bad day on the Broads is better than a good day at work !
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SteveO    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 4:56 PM
  I have got my "unashamed fair weather sailor" badge too. We put our boat to bed in December after a long season that started in early March. For me, the 3 months of downtime between now and March is a valuable period when I attend to the house and garden, which tend to take second priority during the boating season. This period is a bit like the fishing "close season" as it sharpens the appetite for the coming nine months on the water.

Having said that, I do envy you hardy folk who manage to cruise in Winter.



heididobie    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 5:12 PM
  We've just arrived back in not so sunny Essex after 7 days afloat, and by eck the last 2 were blimin cold!!

Thank heavens for a last minute log burner being installed.  Did feel very guilty however when a small freeman moored in front of us yesterday and all they had on board were 2 small oil filled rads brrrrr!

some people are like slinkies
- no point - but when pushed
down the stairs bring a smile
to your face!

bruce-brundall    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 5:26 PM
  We were out yesterday with a trip from Brundall to Cantley and back. It was lovely. Great sunset on the return  Smile

Boat -  Bayliner 245 'Plink Plonk Fizz'

steve    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 5:33 PM
  wish we had a boat to go out on let alone winterise or put on hard stand  Frown

steve and vicky

Limbury1    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 6:00 PM
  My boats moored up but looking at the recent weather I think it needs winterising sooner than later.

Limbury 1
If you can't see it it's not there ,if you
can see it , it's still not there,the world
is all Illusion.

Sheque1    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 7:37 PM
  I shall be out sailing a Yeoman on Sunday as I do for almost every Sunday of the year plus other days as well.
The motor boat is afloat but not moving only due to a dead engine.!

The Q

Rough Collies, the best 4 by paws by Far

waterbuoy    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 7:53 PM
Crossbow is out on the hard standing having its bi-annual winter refit. Two years ago it was renovating and reseating the windows. This year it is fitting shore-power.

With that lot done, maybe I will not be such a fair weather sailor in future, but I doubt it. Besides, reading another post; I wouldn't get out of the basin, as it appears to be iced up.

Regards to you and all of the forum, have a good sailing season in 2015.


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This message was edited by waterbuoy on Dec-31-14 @ 7:55 PM

Mercator    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 8:18 PM
we are going to winterise next week.
then Steve has a list of 'home tasks' decorating , painting, a couple of garden projects. All to be completed before March 2015. ( boating season starts)

Can someone do a snow dance as our Harvey has not seen snow yet.


Steve & Maggie.

Not quite an ancient mariner ..... though some say he was at sea before Pontius was a pilate !

pauljill    -- Dec-31-2014 @ 8:28 PM
  Well with a near 600 mile round trip.
It is NOT the Norfolk weather why we winterize BUT the local weather or road conditions.
Two years ago our village was cut off until bin day.
We all don't live in the soft south where half an inch of snow is national news.

bruce-brundall    -- Jan-1-2015 @ 10:50 AM
  Hope to be out in it tomorrow as well  Smile

Boat -  Bayliner 245 'Plink Plonk Fizz'

garryn    -- Jan-1-2015 @ 12:26 PM
  We winterized this week until early march. Had some great late season cruising and can't wait to dewinterise in march.


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