829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Game Over




Did someone mention getting the mast stuck in the mud?
The spreaders are a great location for that mast to snap.

12 comments:

  1. Spreaders? What are they? Something to help you spread your Marmite on your crumpets?

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  2. And it must've been honkin' because we rarely ever wore our Elvstroms. That photo was taken going up Toms River, heading west. Out past the telegraph poles on Good Luck Point on the right side of the photo, the bay opens up and the swells have miles and miles to build with the southeasterly afternoon thermals. When you flip in that breeze, the mast is almost immediately driven into the muck.

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    1. Unless of course it was wooden. Then you had a few more minutes to remove your life jacket from your mouth.

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    2. West Coast sailors have it easy (deep water).

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  3. You, Bob, Dot and who's the lucky fourth?

    You couldn't look any more dejected if you tried.

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  4. Russell on the jib. Hey, you play with the hand you're dealt I guess... I probably lost my sandwich.

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  5. Baydog is the little dude on the starboard side near the stern with his head hanging?

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  6. Yes, his head nearly in his lap. I like his lost sammich explanation. Knowing him as I do, it's completely credible.

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  7. It looks like the boat is riding fairly high, which means that most of the bay water is out.
    The Elvstrom self-bailers (there's that name again) are effective, if a little slow. The big holes in the transom with the rip-stop tape over them had yet to be implemented, which would have drained the bilge in a few minutes after the tow began. A demoralizing ride, needless to say.

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  8. Oh, now I get it. You had been sailing! I thought you were out "tubing".

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