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littlebookworm Posted - May 15 2013 : 22:45:54
Each day I check for some new postings from fellow Cruisers owners, but there are none. I guess you're all out boating and fishing. How about sharing? Hy
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Audrey II Posted - Oct 16 2017 : 23:34:40
I have completely Winterized and ready to wrap but if I have some time I hope to give it a good wash and maybe remove my radar mount to have it painted over the Winter.
HOGAN Posted - Oct 16 2017 : 09:44:09
quote:
Originally posted by Audrey II

Been almost a year since a post on this thread and much like Hogan last year I just hauled out yesterday I have a bunch of work to do to winterize the boat. I may head there tomorrow to bang out most of it.



I didn't haul early last year, I was in the water until early November. In my post, I just said I was thinking about hauling.

Spent Saturday and Sunday on our boat, after getting back from Aruba Friday night.

Our marina was threatening everyone that if we stayed in past Oct 15, they would charge us as transients, but have backed down. If there was another marina with deep water around, I'd move to it.

Still a couple of weeks to go for us. It's supposed to be in the high 70's this weekend.

Audrey II Posted - Oct 11 2017 : 01:16:34
Been almost a year since a post on this thread and much like Hogan last year I just hauled out yesterday I have a bunch of work to do to winterize the boat. I may head there tomorrow to bang out most of it.
trumanlake Posted - Oct 10 2017 : 23:54:53
Anyone check the cruiser yachts posts nowadays?
HOGAN Posted - Oct 13 2016 : 10:08:39
Unfortunately, it's coming to an end for all of us up "north". We spent last night on the boat, will be back up tomorrow for the weekend, then I have to start thinking about winterizing and getting her hauled.

We had a great season at our new marina, it's nice not having to live by the tides, and being right down the dock from most of our boating friends.
littlebookworm Posted - Oct 12 2016 : 22:08:32
Well, my season ends Monday; the boat's being hauled and prepared for the winter. It's been a good season with boating at least once a week and fishing three times. I even caught one quality fluke, which made for a good dinner that evening. My neck surgery seems to be holding, though I have had some problems occasionally from neck muscle spasms. My lower back (L1-S1) is in chronic pain and has been for over 30 years. It's beyond surgical correction. I live with it and get epidural injections periodically to deal with it. I won't take any narcotic meds, even though I've had doctors recommend them. Anyway, back to the boat. My wife is even happy with the boat. She has enjoyed the cruising and the dinners on the water. All in all, life is good. Have a safe winter; see you on the Sound next spring. Hy
littlebookworm Posted - Aug 10 2016 : 11:44:09
It's been quite a while since my last post. In the meantime, I had to have a second operation on my cervical spine because the first one didn't keep my neck in proper alignment. I now have a cage and a longer plate, C3-C6, in my neck. I lost an entire boating season because of it. Since the boat stayed on land for almost two years, it had severe engine problems the following season. Valves kept sticking and bending; lost that season. In May, 2015, we sold our house on Long Island and downsized to a co-op in Westchester, just north of NYC. I now boat on Long Island Sound rather than the bays of south shore Long Island, quite a change. I now have plenty of water under the boat (30' average as opposed to 3' average), but have to learn new territory and watch out for rocks! The good news is that we're using the boat a great deal, finally. The bad news is that it's much more expensive to dock and maintain it here. If I can't find a way to lower some bills, we may have to downsize our boat as well. Safe boating, all. Hy
littlebookworm Posted - Jul 23 2013 : 16:32:39
I've been re-reading my postings and can't believe the number of typing errors I made. Oh, well. When I was a student, boys weren't taught to type; they were destined to be the 'bosses.' Girls took typing and steno (remember that!) because they were going to be the secretaries. Boy, how times have changed for the btter. Anyway, It's now nine weeks since my surgery. I had some follow-up x-rays last Friday and am now waiting for the results. I'm feeling better and am allowed some physical activity, though I find that I tire much sooner than in the past. No boating allowed yet. I may be allowed on a boat beginning next week. That's good because we're going on a vacation which includes some bay boating. Enjoy the season, and thanks for the prayers and well-wishes. Hy
littlebookworm Posted - May 27 2013 : 21:57:28
Surgery last Tuesday went fine; I was able to go home on Thursday, feeling pretty good with low level pain. Yesterday afternoon I developed severe pain in right/rear area of skull, along with some nausea and dizziness. Fearing a possible stroke, the Admiral drove me to the ER at the local hospital. Long story short: No stroke; supected 'cluster headaches', CAT scan done and fluid found building up in surgical site. ER doctor diagnosed it as an abscess - not good. We requested a transfer to North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital, where my surgeon was head of department. An abulance ride (47 miles) led to overnight in that ER, sleeping on a gurney, and a 5:00 AM transfer to a regular room. Evaluation, numerous blood tests and other tests, and x-rays by noon showed fluid buildup, but no abscess. Good news. We returned home at 6:00 this evening Tylenol for headache and a follow-up visit next week. Seems the fluid build-up is a complication, but not unusual. Tonight I sleep! To be continued. Hy
littlebookworm Posted - May 18 2013 : 16:30:10
Billy: I tried to PM you, but it didn't work. Anyway, I'm having an 'anterior cervical disceptamy and fusion' of C3/C4. This will relieve the flattening of my spinal cord at that position. I've had C4-C6 done 18 years ago. Now the rest is catching up. I worry less about pain and more about weakness, numbness, and other long-tern bad effects of a flattened spinal cord. Not fun. This should cure it, though it has its own side effects. Such is life; but I'm far from ready for the alternative! Have a good season; I'll keep posting and reading as I can. Hy
getakey Posted - May 18 2013 : 11:13:51
quote:
Originally posted by littlebookworm

We did Napa Valley a few years ago. That was a great trip. We even went up in a hot-air balloon! Fantastic! of course, we had to sign a 12-page release before the flight absolving them of any responsibility if we were injured, electrocuted, died in a crash or any other way, of fell out of the ballon basket. That was very reassuring. Next time out we'll try Sonoma Valley. I must admit the Meir Woods (forgive spelling)side trip was a religious experience. Hy



We tend to only go to Sonoma Valley now or stick to Silverado Trail on the Napa side.
I hate to admit that I have yet to get to Muir Woods.
Billylll Posted - May 18 2013 : 08:22:53
Hy, I wanted to pray and wish for a good outcome on your upcoming back operation. I have been tossed around between doctors & specialists for the last 15 years because I have a pretty bad back and no good options. I should have had the operation 15 years ago. Now at my age it becomes more difficult. Perhaps you can ping me off line or with a PM and tell me what you are having done?
Here is hoping that you have a positive outcome!
Bill
littlebookworm Posted - May 17 2013 : 21:46:09
We did Napa Valley a few years ago. That was a great trip. We even went up in a hot-air balloon! Fantastic! of course, we had to sign a 12-page release before the flight absolving them of any responsibility if we were injured, electrocuted, died in a crash or any other way, of fell out of the ballon basket. That was very reassuring. Next time out we'll try Sonoma Valley. I must admit the Meir Woods (forgive spelling)side trip was a religious experience. Hy
getakey Posted - May 17 2013 : 11:30:07
That coast drive does have great views. Next time just skip LA :)
If you haven't been to wine country, that should be part of your plan for your next trip
littlebookworm Posted - May 17 2013 : 07:38:09
Thanks, all. Getakey: A slight correction. We flew into LA and flew out of San Francisco when we were out in CA last June. I think we put about 500 miles on the rental car that week, which is typical driving for me. Of course, we had to stop at every overlook on the Pacific Highway! I must admit, the views were worth it. Sometimes it's nice to be a tourist. Hy
j-d Posted - May 17 2013 : 05:58:41
We'll pray for your surgery down here in FL, Hy. I had a bad maybe 10 days after heart surgery. Then light duty for three months because of being "cracked." That combination of feeling better than I had in years coupled with not being able to get on the boat (or lift a battery...) was frustrating. But my main reaction to it all was GRATITUDE! Please keep us updated. Even in the northeast, you should have some season left to enjoy.
getakey Posted - May 16 2013 : 23:08:32
Good luck with that surgery!!
I'm sure you will be back next season
littlebookworm Posted - May 16 2013 : 23:02:50
We drove up the Pacific Highway last june. My wife's niece had graduated from high school so we decided to make a week's vaction of it. We flew into San Fancisco and flew out of Sacramento. The water was amazing, though I didn't care too much for the rocky shoreline! We've been out to California now about 6 times, visiting my sister-in-law and niece or just vactioning in SF. It's a great area to visit, but it's always nice to come home. I'm going to try to get down to the marina tomorrow to check on the boat and to arrange to have the batteries removed. Much depends on how much of the yard work at home I can get done. I've only got four days left to get everything ready for the season. My surgery Tuesday morning will have me laid up for at least 3-4 weeks. After that, it will be restricted activities for a couple of months. Such is life. Hy
getakey Posted - May 16 2013 : 17:30:36
Hy - I have seen your posts on the other Cruisers forums. I'm there as well.

I'm in SF Bay area. Live south of the city on the peninsula, but keep the boat in SF.
I also do some boating in what's called the Delta. Its an area between SF and Sacramento (a bit south if you drew a direct line to Sacramento) that surrounds the Sacramento and San Juaquin Rivers. There is literally 1000s of miles of waterways consisting of small to medium size sloughs formed by man-made levees. Great area to anchor out, wakeboard and waterski.

I lived a bit northeast of Sacramento many years ago.
littlebookworm Posted - May 16 2013 : 15:42:55
Well, that makes three of us. Abatmuth: Where are you boating on the Island, north shore or south shore? Our Cruisers had spent about 5 years cruising out of Mamaroneck when our daughter and son-in-law owned her. They gave her to us ast season and we've had her is Eastport, though we didn't get to do much cruising then. This season, sehe's staying on the hard because I'm not allowed to do any boating because of upcoming spinal surgery. Getakey: Where in California are you? My sister-in-law lives in Sacranmento so we've been out there a few boats, by plane not boat! Have a good season, all. Hy. PS: I'm on both Cruisers Owners forums, as well -Professor48.
getakey Posted - May 16 2013 : 11:59:02
Me too
abalmuth Posted - May 16 2013 : 04:47:53
Hy
I'm right here!

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