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    Default Does sailing make you cry?

    I posted this film last night and this morning saw that some-one had commented on it

    "The only other thing that comes to mind that make me choke up as much as these videos is maybe listening to the Chancel Choir boys singing in the cathedral. I have tears running down by cheeks as I try to type this. God bless."



    this was filmed at the top of the Alde just by Iken Cliff - low tide just as the flood was returning - February just after first light - Xacti camera

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    Does sailing make you cry?

    Having just had my insurance renewal notice, the answer is yes.
    'The lyf so short
    the arte so long to lerne.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsifal View Post
    Does sailing make you cry?

    Having just had my insurance renewal notice, the answer is yes.
    having nursed an elderly diesel inboard for five years - makes me cry too

    Dylan

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    Default Does NOT Sailing make me Cry

    Yes!


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    Talking Was the piano playing aboard the boat?

    There isn't much, that a pianissimo score cannot evoke in viewers...reflective melancholy, evolving into a glorious uplifting coda...

    Nice film. But play it again with just the blocks rattling and a spot of chilly dawn chorus...and there won't be any high emotions!

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    The slack in the forestay and the time it took you to sheet home the jib brought tears to my eyes.
    Next time, it'll all be different.

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    I split my big toenail longitudinally on the companionway step 3 weeks ago. Came bloody close to crying but settled for a session of Anglo Saxon language practice!

    The frustration of a slightly incompetent rigger at the top of my mast trying to pull obviously tangled wires through the extruded conduit nearly had me crying too! Sorted that one out by letting the halyard slip an inch! ( kidding, but wish I had )
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    I wonder if anyone has a Meg Griffin avatar??

    Shaddup, Meg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twister_Ken View Post
    The slack in the forestay and the time it took you to sheet home the jib brought tears to my eyes.
    it is rather odd - I always think that I do some pretty sharp tacks until I actually watch them on film

    I am sure that for rew of us our tacks are seldom as sharp as we think they are

    as for the slack forestay

    on a longer beat then sheeting in the main straightens it up wonderfully

    however, it is the slg which has a very weird rig

    masthead forestay - but less than fulll length genoa

    no back shroud

    D
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    Lower and Upper Troublesome can make anybody cry!

    (the naughty thought occurs that the video stops at this point because Dylan incorrectly turned right and went on the putty... but I'm sure he would not do that!)

    Seriously I thought you were handling the Slug rather welll, there.

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