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  1. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,428 posts, 1,786 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    It is French so you have to say it through your nose while coughing up a hairball.

    Think "groan" but leave off the "n" and stress the vowels (because the French like vowels) and then "shay". Don't pronounce the final "r" (because the French hate consonants) "Groa-shay". It is also a Cajun name so it is tweaked a little more but that is hard to describe phonetically and is probably not strictly correct anyway.
     


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  2. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,791 posts, 2,788 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    You would probably hurt yourself if you attempted the Cajun pronunciation without proper training.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  3. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,428 posts, 1,786 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    Mais cher! C'est bon.
     


  4. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,346 posts, 674 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    C'est tres bon
     


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  5. Dalliance

    Dalliance

    Joined Oct 6, 2007
    658 posts, 103 likes
    Hunter 1982 H30 Cherubini
    US Chicago (Burnham)
    Oops. Sorry about the misspelling. Interesting entomology lesson though.
     


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  6. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,791 posts, 2,788 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    OOPS again:doh: That darn Shell Cheque. but we know what you mean:p.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  7. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,428 posts, 1,786 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    No worries
     


  8. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,791 posts, 2,788 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I couldn't help myself. It just bugged me too much.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  9. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,428 posts, 1,786 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
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    Ant no big deal
     


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  10. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,805 posts, 563 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Cruise year around in this neck of the woods. Moderate winters and summers due to the Pacific trade winds. Great time to be out on the water. Anchorages empty, warm inside the boat while sipping a hot toddy. Even some wonderful sailing conditions to boot.
     


  11. Dalliance

    Dalliance

    Joined Oct 6, 2007
    658 posts, 103 likes
    Hunter 1982 H30 Cherubini
    US Chicago (Burnham)
    :doh: I meant etymology. Not sure if spell check is truly sadistic or just has a sense of humor.
     


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  12. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,791 posts, 2,788 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    They aren't mutually exclusive.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  13. Tally Ho

    Tally Ho

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    1,403 posts, 306 likes
    Oday 322
    US East Chicago, IN
    Sad day today for me, as I pulled Tally Ho out of the water for the long, cold, windy winter lay up.

    At least we haven’t had snow yet, and the weather today was decent for pulling the boat out. Light winds off the nose when in the lift. Last week we had 50 kt winds, sleet and rain. Only 1 power boat pulled out last Saturday, all the rest of those scheduled wisely rescheduled. I was going to pull my sails last weekend, but quickly gave up on that idea and changed the oil, drained the water heater, and took care of some other chores.

    This morning was pretty mild (50 F) and 5kts or less wind. Easily got the canvas down, pumped out for the last time and hit the sling.
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    Once on the stands, winterized the head, the engine and the water system. Removed the wheel, chart plotter and remote radio handset. Grabbed a beer from the now almost empty fridge, ate some cold leftover pizza, and disconnected the batteries. Noted the volts so I can keep track whenever I get out to the marina.

    Then tackled the winter cover. Had this made several years ago. Has held up well so far. I just tied it to the toe rail this year, as I don’t like the marks the ropes make on the hull. Will have to see how it works. Cover is not as tight this way.
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    So, she is put away for the winter. May get a few projects done over the winter, but nothing really critical.

    Greg
     


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  14. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    487 posts, 182 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    I feel for you, Greg.
    If you decide to spend some time this winter thawing out in Arizona send me a PM and I’ll take you out.
     


  15. Tally Ho

    Tally Ho

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    1,403 posts, 306 likes
    Oday 322
    US East Chicago, IN
    Thanks @AlastairLC . If I get out that way...

    Wife and I will be in Maui for a few weeks in February. That (and the Mai Tai’s) always help the winter blues!

    Greg
     


  16. FDL S2

    FDL S2

    Joined Jun 29, 2014
    299 posts, 151 likes
    S2 7.3
    US Fond du Lac
    Haul out was today. :( I did get one last sail in yesterday. Very light winds when I got out, but they picked up to about 10 for an hour or so then they died completely.
     

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  17. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,782 posts, 1,804 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    In Hamilton Marine today and picked up the latest Points East magazine. I see the OP, our own Nat55 is the winner of this months, 'Mystery Harbor'. Nice work, Nat!
     


  18. T Dunn

    T Dunn

    Joined May 23, 2018
    10 posts, 9 likes
    Allied Princess
    US Southwest Harbor
    I hauled out on Tuesday (the 23rd). I took sails down last Friday and did all my winterization (oil change, water system, washdown pump, head) except the engine over the weekend. Tuesday morning I motored over to the ramp and was able to tie up easily as the light east wind blew me onto the dock beside the ramp. While I waited for the hydraulic trailer to arrive I winterized the engine. The hauler arrived exactly on time and we had the boat out and masts down in just over an hour. Now both boats are side by side in the shed for the winter.
     




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