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sailfish restoration

I stumbled on some great pictures of the before and after restoration of a Sailfish sailboat.

a “before” photo:

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the Sailfish was the precursor to the Sunfish style of sailboat that I sail today.  it was a similar “board” boat, this one without any type of cockpit or hull.  just some wooden rails along the edges – and you’d sit right up on top of the deck.

an “after” photo:

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the Irish Boat Shop certainly did a fine job – she’s a great looking boat now, and I’m sure will last several more years for its owner.

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gift idea: small ships boat model

if you are looking for a gift idea for the nautical person in your life, here is one cute idea: small model boats that you can build from a kit.

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there are 3 models to choose from: a tugboat, a schooner, and a sloop.

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what about the Great Lakes, Joe?

does it always have to be salt water? The Great Lakes would offer some pretty spectacular sailing, Joe. the America’s Cup racing could have been hosted by Chicago, for sure!

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today’s tunes: loose lips sink ships

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I love this song.

big boat sailing: Altair [video]

some of these big boats are so beautiful and graceful as they glide across the water.

let this load up in HD and enjoy it full screen.

the ebb and flow of life

it has been different this year.

my weekends were usually pretty filled up with working on finishing our barn. it’s not done yet, but it has come along nicely, and is getting closer. we are having the house plans drawn up now, so maybe the house will be next summer?

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early July brought along another distraction. Mrs My2Fish and I were blessed with our 4th boy.

4 boys!

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so I didn’t get to sail very much. almost not at all, really. just two afternoons on Lake Michigan.

but, those were pretty special days: I got to sail for the first time with my 2 older boys sailing on their own, in their own sailboat – a Minifish. sailing alongside me, instead of just riding along with dad on the Sunfish.

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both of them took the 2 week sailing classes again thus summer, and they really enjoyed it. my oldest son even sailed a Laser (and loved it, *gasp*).

so did I sail much this year? hardly. but it hasn’t been a lost year.

it was a year that brought new life.

new beginnings.

new adventures.


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