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The Sailboat Cruiser ~ Your Monthly Newsletter, Issue #63 for January 2021
January 09, 2021
The Sailboat Cruiser
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Newsletter #63 - January 2021
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As Mary and I are well past the first flush of youth, we're relatively high on the Covid vaccination programme, so we'd be back aboard by mid-February - or so we thought. Alas, things had changed...
So we're not going anywhere soon. It's impossible to make firm plans and it does look as though the most likely scenario is that our 2021 cruising is scuppered and Alacazam will remain in her cradle for the duration.
As a result we're now asking ourselves, is this the time to sell Alacazam and let another younger couple enjoy cruising the islands of the West Indies? It will be a tough call.
We are minded of the sailors demise: Sailing Boat >> Motor Boat >> Motor Home >> Nursing Home. Oh dear...
We must all take the Covid-19 rules seriously, but perhaps the skipper of this boat has gone a little over the top!
With thanks to Brian on 'Scraatch'
Well, it subsequently turned out that NAN has nothing to do with aged relatives; it has its origins on the internet, being an acronym for 'Not A Number'.
It's but a short jump from 'Not A Number' to 'Not Actual Number'. Now it makes sense. So when you see a used boat advertisement with NAN in it, you can be sure the owner hasn't got a clue how many hours the engine has been run for.
www.noforeignland.com/resources/flags. He went on to say "Ours have just arrived for SE Caribbean and Central America. Very pleased with them. Cut them out, sew the edges, stitching in a length of cord along the inboard edge. £18 for each set."
Well, you can pay more than that for just one - and that might not last a season - so the NoForeignLand approach may well be the way to go.
But if you want them to last more than a season make sure you sew them with UV resistant thread.
Now the Red Heart gizmo comes with more functionality...
Go on, give it a try!
We are very fortunate that Michael Martin Cohen M.D. has chosen this website on which to publish his high-level Health & Fitness Articles.
As usual his timing is impeccable, leaving this locked-down landsick cruiser feeling very guilty.
This month's article is no exception, where the learned doctor explains why we should all know what
our VO2 Max number is.
Any ideas anyone?
If so, please let me know
by clicking here...
If you're thinking of looking at a secondhand sailboat, or just want to be aware of what to look for - and when to walk away no matter what - then you really ought to take a look at The Boat Buyer's Bundle...
Among other items this month, we have:
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See you next month!
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