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Off Watch

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  • Birthday 06/11/1956

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    Performance Sailboats
    Boatbuilding and Repair
    Offshore Sailing

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  1. This time of the year the Oregon Coast is absolutely the best place on Earth. The down side is from October through April the sky is solid grey with constant drizzle and 40 degrees. I have lived here my whole life and over that time I have had lots of neighbors and acquaintances who have move here from other parts of the country and after one Winter they are done.
  2. Yes things are getting back to normal. Thank you Hotbot!!!
  3. That ad goes back at least 2 and a half years from when I was spending a lot of time on Craigslist and yacht world looking for boats.
  4. This made my day! Welcome back Hotbot!
  5. Won't go into details but I feel your wifes pain. Just because they are your mother doesn't make them a good person. Its taken me a lifetime to come to peace with that, I hope your wife doesn't take that long.
  6. Boomer, Thank you for keeping us up to date with Hotbot and IB. I am sure this has got to have taken a toll on you also (hell its taken a toll on me just reading the threads) take care of yourself.
  7. I will have to give a lot of credit to my Mrs. Off Watch, she has been on the organic/ healthy food for the last 40 years. I have to hide a pint of Ben and Jerry's out in the 1950s fridge in the garage. I started back running pretty seriously 12 years ago after my daughter talked me into doing a 10k with her. As usual I can't do anything casually but have to go in 100 percent. I spent two years and seven marathons training to qualify for the Boston marathon but got my BQ time on a marathon I ran on my 60th birthday 3 hrs and 42 min. Some things you can't control but being in good shape I feel
  8. Thank you! This has made my weekend.
  9. Words do fail when when you find out that someone that has brought so much enjoyment for all these years is in a serious condition. Sending as much positive energy as I can to you Hope and Fluffer.
  10. When I met my current wife in 1974 she was managing a record store. She turned me on to Bonnie Raitt, and John Prine. I would add to that Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell.
  11. Back in the 80s I owned a appliance retail store. This was the sound track of my life. "We've got to install microwave ovens, custom kitchens delivery, we've got to move these refrigerators, we've got to move these colored t vs
  12. I had downloaded a bunch of music before I did the delivery of a previous boat I had just purchased home down the coast. This song just seemed the perfect name to rename a sailboat. The turning lead into gold just seamed perfect for a race sailboat. When I got home I mentioned that I was thinking of renaming the boat Philosophers Stone, my sons girlfriend at the time 18 years old says oh after Harry Potter..... Its still one of my favorite Van Morrison tunes.
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