freewheelin

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  1. I need to have my cradle legs adjusted. Does anyone know a welder in the NYC or Westchester are that does good work at a reasonable price? Legs can be dropped off at a shop, no transo needed.
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    Florence

    no, that's zach galifianakis
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    Florence

    Marina footage stating at 1:09ish. Absolute mess.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Finally found something less enjoyable than sanding my own hull
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    Florence

    i don't even think the heavy shit has hit there yet. wind is still in the 40s.
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    Florence

    Probably a stormy daniels thing, it is fox...
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    Florence

    you gotta love a place where the on-scene reporters wear cargo shorts
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    Florence

    i am hoping that as well
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    Florence

    who's the dude on his cell phone haha
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    Florence

    its rocking now...
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    Florence

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    Florence

    uh oh, its moving.
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    Florence

    33°29′N 77°35′W By the way, the rig is for sale. If anyone is in the market for an offshore platform, bet you could make a low-ball right about now.
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    Florence

    it's mesmerizing. 34 miles or so southeast of southport. Its coooooming
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    Florence

    here is a live view from Frying Pan
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    Florence

    Hard to tell specifics, but this graphic seems to suggest 24 hours from Cape Lookout to Southport. That's only about 110 miles of coastline. The beaches and islands in between are going to get churned up and wiped clean.
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    Florence

    damn
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    Florence

    It is a calm, beautiful day here in coastal Carolina. What an eerie feeling knowing there is a monster out there coming our way. We are just Northeast of Wilmington on Topsail Island and mandatory evacuation has been issued, starting at 8 am tomorrow. My granddad bought the land for $200 and then built this house back in the 70s, and he built it the old way, the right way. We have fortified since. One story, built on stilts, sturdy as hell. The basement walls are designed to blow in allowing the storm surge to rip under. She has been through storms before, and hopefully will through them again. But there is only so much you can do if a Cat 4 punches in your coordinates. Time to get offline and get to work. Barricade, reinforce, close down, remove anything perishable, take the important and sentimental. One more walk on the beach. One more swim. then get the fuck out. Wish us luck. And fuck you Florence.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    The fact thought that they bought a busted up Amel is super funny to me for some reason. It had to be an Amel. I feel like they think they will do the same thing as delos, and it will work out the same for them. The result is the shitty high school play version of Delos, and it is cringe-worthy. Who are these patrons?
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    Florence

    for my sake, I hope he is right. of course, with so many others out in the opposite situation that is selfish to say.
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    Florence

    I think it will get ugly. We will be getting out of course regardless, but my guess is they will call an evacuation. We are right on the water and have gone from talking about getting the deck furniture in and secured to talking about getting valuables out.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Jesus, that intro...
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    Florence

    We are down at out beach house in NC, just northeast of Wilmington. Topsail Island. Early talk down here is this could be the worst hit since Hurricane Hazel, which leveled the island in 1954. Total rebuild. There is still a lot of time for the storm to change course and intensity. But simply put, this sucks.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    to all those who have alleged that the patreon beg is a millennial thing, I submit this evidence to the court: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/06/gilligans-island-star-dawn-wells-seeking-180k-from-fans-for-financial-debt.html
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    "Perfect" Compromise Boat?

    I had a similar list too, ended up with a First 305. As to space, here were the requirements Crash gave: As background, I want to both race casually (PHRF), coastal cruise (Catalina, Channel Islands, Santa Barbara, San Diego), and use the the boat as a weekend retreat on the water. There are only 3 of us, SWMBO, and a 10 year old boy, but would like room for him to be able to bring a friend. After a season on my boat, I would say it is just big enough for this, but not much more. We can coastal cruise with 4 fairly comfortable. for more than a night or two, 3 would be better - the v/b is comfortable for one smaller person. For us, its just the 2 of us so the boat has never seemed small. It's a pleasure to daysail though, and we do ok beercan.