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Thats a wrap....2018 season officially over for me.

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  1. nat55

    nat55

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    184 posts, 195 likes
    Gulfstar 1979 Gulfstar 37
    Un BELFAST
    MAIAOUT2018.jpg Even with a wedding in August and the usual summer mayhem we managed to get about 30 nights on the boat. Not only that but we didn't have any major mechanical issues! Oh the usual stuff, bilge pump failure mid season, but all in all a success!
     


  2. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,715 posts, 1,254 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Nice pic Nat55. I'm headed out this weekend to winterize before we haul out. They're talking about a trace of snow Sunday.
     


  3. nat55

    nat55

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    184 posts, 195 likes
    Gulfstar 1979 Gulfstar 37
    Un BELFAST
    It was a busy day at the Belfast boat ramp at high tide, with two trucks from the boatyard and others lined up for space.....and lots of spectators.....
    BUSYDAY.jpg
     


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  4. plenny7

    plenny7

    Joined Oct 3, 2014
    248 posts, 149 likes
    Hunter 33.5
    US & Lake City, MN
    We're winterizing this weekend as well. I'm about 10 minutes from leaving work early to get the sails off this afternoon. We've been waiting for a calm, dry day but haven't had one. It looks like tonight, around sundown, is as close as we're going to get before we haul out Monday. My wife refuses to walk around the deck once it's on the cradle so we can't do it after. If it turns out to be too windy to take the sails off tonight I'll have to get my son to help me next weekend.

    Then it's back to the marina tomorrow afternoon to putz around, finish up as much of my holding tank project as I can, work on a few other minor projects, and do our in-slip winterizing. I'm spending one last night on the boat tomorrow night but with temps dipping below freezing, my wife said I can have the rear berth all to myself, LOL!
     


  5. T Dunn

    T Dunn

    Joined May 23, 2018
    10 posts, 9 likes
    Allied Princess
    US Southwest Harbor
    I just scheduled my haulout earlier this afternoon. Seaquestor will come out (weather permitting) the morning of the 23rd. That leaves me 10 days to get a couple more sails in and strip the boat for haulout. So far October has been cold and I find I no longer enjoy sailing when I am cold.
     


  6. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,760 posts, 2,752 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    That is a beautiful boat, nat55.
    It must be sad every year about this time.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  7. Rick486

    Rick486

    Joined Oct 1, 2007
    1,318 posts, 370 likes
    Hunter 44DS
    US Pt. Judith
    I've always admired the lines on the G 37. Very handsome yacht.
     


  8. JRacer

    JRacer

    Joined Aug 9, 2011
    943 posts, 346 likes
    Beneteau 310
    US Cheney KS (Wichita)
    Better bring your chest waders to get to the dock. The water is over the patio of the AD and likely in the basement.
     


  9. JRacer

    JRacer

    Joined Aug 9, 2011
    943 posts, 346 likes
    Beneteau 310
    US Cheney KS (Wichita)
    Yes, GS boats are beautiful things!
     


  10. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,403 posts, 1,772 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    Launch and retrieval IS a spectator sport.

    Nice pics.
     


  11. dirt rd

    dirt rd

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    57 posts, 13 likes
    Gulfstar 47
    US NC
    Beautiful. How long have you owned her?
     


  12. nat55

    nat55

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    184 posts, 195 likes
    Gulfstar 1979 Gulfstar 37
    Un BELFAST
    Hey DR, thanks we bought her in 2014, love the way she sails, as one of my friends said after a particularly blustery day on the delivery from Connecticut to Maine, "she sails like a church"....as in, solid as a......
     


  13. Paul D13

    Paul D13

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    9 posts, 9 likes
    Pearson Alberg 35
    US Freeport, Maine
    We had hoped to get in one more overnight before haulout but a look the weather forecast for the week made the decision for us. Yesterday was absolutely perfect for bringing the boat around to the yard for winter storage. The dog enjoyed it too.

    Sniffs.jpg
     


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  14. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,776 posts, 1,795 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    I just can't,...yet.
    Rockport Harbor October 2018.jpg
     


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  15. Rick486

    Rick486

    Joined Oct 1, 2007
    1,318 posts, 370 likes
    Hunter 44DS
    US Pt. Judith
    Me either.....although it would be harder if the weather were better....
     


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  16. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,715 posts, 1,254 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS


  17. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,346 posts, 673 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    Yah finished covering our Sapphire yesterday
    Ah End.jpg
     


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  18. plenny7

    plenny7

    Joined Oct 3, 2014
    248 posts, 149 likes
    Hunter 33.5
    US & Lake City, MN
    I spent the Saturday night on the boat as I finished up some projects and did some winterizing before our haul out today. I woke up Sunday to quite a bit of unexpected snow! I knew it was going to get cold, but the forecast I saw indicated only a 10% chance of precipitation. There was some accumulation for a while, but later it started to melt. On my way out of the marina I noticed the beautiful snow covered trees on the bluff behind the fall colors nearby.

    I'm not sure if the snow made it easier or harder to say goodbye to the season.

    IMG_20181014_113050816.jpg

    IMG_20181014_172813939 (1).jpg
     


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  19. Kh3412

    Kh3412

    Joined Oct 11, 2012
    56 posts, 13 likes
    Catalina 34
    US Lake Erie
    I feel your pain. Remember the day after you haul is one day closer to splash
     

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  20. Dalliance

    Dalliance

    Joined Oct 6, 2007
    658 posts, 103 likes
    Hunter 1982 H30 Cherubini
    US Chicago (Burnham)
    The season is over for me too. We did the Chicago river trip last Wednesday — one lock from the lake into the river & then 24 draw bridges down to Canal St. I finished my winterizing work at the yacht yard on Saturday and Dalliance is ready for shrink-wrap. The fenders came off after I took the photo. It might look silly to some, but every fender I have goes on the boat for the river trip because after each bridge we pull off to the side out of river traffic and tie up or hang on with boat hooks while we wait for the next bridge to open and some of the walls are in real rough shape - broken wood rails and nasty bolts sticking out of steel sheet piles.

    It was a shortened season for me. Launched the boat as usual just before Memorial Day but was in a car accident the first week of June that cost me half the season. Guy behind me on the expressway fell asleep in morning rush hour traffic and rear-ended me. Totaled my car and put me in the ER with whiplash and a concussion. Anyway, the boat didn’t leave the dock again until almost August, but I made the most of the remainder of the season and it could have been worse. That’s my sweet new car in front of the boat.
    9E58A577-FDF4-4FE9-A2D1-F3E9D3060FAE.jpeg
     


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