Got up early this morning to go out on the boat.
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x-post from my own journal. Current Mood: woohoo
Got my prop...
So I picked up my new prop today. That SHOULD make the last thing that this boat needs before it gets into the water (first time for me with this boat).
Since I've bought it I had to fix the tilt, and rewire a few things like the blower and the bilge pump.
Lucky me, my neighboor across the street is a marine mechanic - so he hooked me up with a good deal on the tilt pump and he did most of the work for me.
I was thinking about dropping it in the water on Saturday, maybe on the Moodus resevoir (I'm choosing there because it's not very busy, and for my first time out with this boat I don't want to get into any really stressful situations)
Weather reports are talking about thunderstorms though. I don't need that, that's for sure.
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I love non powered watersports such as sailing, rowing, and bodyboarding. I sailed a couple of times but then my buddy sold his boat so no more of that :(. I still have a bunch of friends who let me borrow their canoe every now and then but it is a pain to lug it around. I haven't figured out how to surf yet. I went to Misquamicut a couple of weeks ago with some people and didn't bring a boogie board since I was lazy and didn't check the conditions report and figured it was going to be somewhat normal. What a mistake. That was the day of the giant thunderstorm and we had 2-3ft swells during the afternoon! Oh well. I tried kneeboarding last year on someone's lake in East Haddam, but I couldn't get the hang of it. Did I mention I'm not a big fan of powerboats?
i come from a boating family so i've been on the water all my like. i graduated from the Sound School in New Haven in 2001 and i've been working for Fairclough Sailmakers ever since.
the only sailing i get to do is with my bro on his 20' Hobie Cat. i just made a new Mylar and Dacron sail for him and i'll tell you, that thing is blazing fast.
i also make bimini's, dodgers, sailcovers, awnings, backdrops, winch covers and damn near covers for anything.
i hope this community takes off.
okie.. I'll join! :-)
I don't have a 'boat' but I have a folding kayak (a Folbot) and my hub & I have a 22 foot tandem kayak (Necky Nootka). It's a sea kayak, not river.. so we usually head out to the Sound. The Thimbles is a great spot, and Norwalk is very kayak friendly..
:) Current Mood: *eyes open*
Everyone welcome, come on in and tell us about you, what kind of boat you have, or what kind of fun you like to have out on the water.