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    Yeah, I know a lot of kids who will not eat Mac...

    Yeah, I know a lot of kids who will not eat Mac and Cheese that is not made from a box. I will admit it's easier to just do the box, but it sure doesn't taste as good!!!
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    Wine Pairing

    I enjoyed a Tsillan Sempre Amore wine with it. http://www.tsillancellars.com/the-wines/wine-descriptions/2014-sempre-amore/.
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    Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

    1 C large elbow macaroni
    1 TBSP all purpose flour
    TSP salt
    2 C shredded cheese (recommend using C Sharp Cheddar, C Monterey and 1 C Medium Cheddar mixed together for flavor and texture) ...
  4. Thread: Sunglasses

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    Julbo Sunglasses

    I've had very good luck with the Julbo brand of sunglasses (http://www.julbousa.com/sailing-sunglasses/) when sailing. I agree with the comments about polarized sunglasses. I wouldn't go any other...
  5. More Thanks Yet

    I can probably say that non of my posts were lost as I doubt I've posted anything in the past year - I mostly leave that to Craig. But I'm glad to have it back again without a doubt. Thanks for...
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    Happy New Year!

    I just wanted to take a moment to wish my fellow Ericson lovers a happy and healthy new year. I wish everybody fair winds and following seas in 2012!
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    Sincerest Condolences

    It's been over 10 years now since I lost Juneau, who was with me for over 14 years. I still miss her terribly, but I have so many good memories of her and our time together. May your memories of...
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    Spot Friends

    We are friends with a couple (Michael and Karen) who do a three- to six-week cruise every summer (he does six weeks; she does three weeks). This year they invested $99 for a year of Spot coverage. ...
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    Will You Return

    I really enjoyed reading this post, Mark. Does this mean you won't be coming back to the PNW any time soon? I guess there will be no chance of running into you accidentally again this summer. ...
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    Merry Christmas!

    I'd also like to add my best wishes for the entire holiday season and fair winds for the coming year.
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    Beautiful October Day

    I love these beautiful days that we have here in Seattle. Too bad the last couple have been so rainy. But lots of wind if you want to work hard!
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    Mob

    We hate to lose our favorite sailing caps and the wind has often taken Craig's off his head unexpectedly. As one other person just mentioned, you never know when that's going to happen and they are...
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    Mob? Omg

    Great question Dave! And great response Dan. I have to admit, although we've talked about it, we've never actually practiced it. What we have done is when we've lost a ball cap overboard, or...
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    G1 - Splash Screen, G2 - Boat Gallery, and the Rest

    Looks like you fixed the problem. I'll let you know if I have any other problems. Otherwise, the site seems to be running smoothly. I even found a couple of the pictures I submitted in the Boat...
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    Splash Screens

    From the home page, I clicked on the splash screen to view all of the possible screens and got the following message:


    msFootrope, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be...
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    Love Martinis, but...

    I love martinis, but I'm not a cucumber fan, so I have to ask... does this taste much like a cucumber? I do like other things made with cucumbers, like pickles, tzatziki sauce, and a select few...
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    Cooking with Beer

    This sounds great! Craig and I have used beer as a marinade when cooking fish on the grill, but it never occurred to me to use it with chicken. I'd given up on grilling chicken because it always...
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    Not interested either

    I just did a quick search on both Facebook and Twitter so I could give an informed opinion. I was immediately turned off by both because they require you to log in to even get a feel for what the...
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    Subforum?

    I'd like to hear some more opinions of this topic before we make a decision to raise the topic to a subforum level. I'm willing if that's what people want, but so far we have two votes for it and one...
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    2nd the Happy New Year

    And I'd like to second your new year wishes. I hope everybody stays safe tonight and throughout the new year. Fair winds to all!!!
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    Poll: Rendezvous Finances

    If I'm reading and understanding the thread correctly, it will cost us $400 (I'm assuming this is Canadian $, not that it makes much difference these days) just to reserve the slips. That's an...
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    One of My Favorite Quotes

    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -- William Arthur Wood, educator (1921-1994)
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    Crocs - Comfortable???!!!

    I've tried on multiple pair of crocs, as well as the fake crocs, and I refuse to buy a pair because they are UNCOMFORTABLE!!!! I don't understand how anybody can think crocs are comfortable. I...
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    Here is the .JPG file too. The default size is 6"...

    Here is the .JPG file too. The default size is 6" x 6.794" or 432 x 482 pixels, but it resizes to larger dimensions quite well.
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    Ericson Helmet Logo

    I also have it saved as a .JPG if anybody would like me to upload it in that form. Just let me know.
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    Logo / Decal

    You can do a search on the website for the term logo or decal and you'll find lots of suggestions on where to find sources for having them made. In the Specs & Documents section, the top-most link is...
  27. Thread: Gas Cap

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    You might try Second Wave. There are two of them,...

    You might try Second Wave. There are two of them, one in Ballard near the Shilshoe marina (right next to the Purple Cow) and the second is in Freemont....
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    Barbadian Rum Punch

    I'm copying this recipe (with permission) from the Cruising & Racing forum "Where Do You Keep Your Boat" thread
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    Received Response

    Just an FYI - I received a response to my e-mail yesterday and was told that the distributor is currently out of stock on the Magefesa Pressure Cookers and to check back in a month. So I guess I am...
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    Tom Lewis - Poles Apart

    Craig likes to play the Poles Apart album which includes the following songs:


    Northwest Passage
    Saltpetre Shanty
    Rio Grande
    Randy Dandy O!
    Round The Corner, Sally
    "The Transports"...
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    Recipes Look Great!!

    Thanks for posting the recipes from your website!! They look great and I'm definitely going to try some of them this summer.
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    E-mail Sent

    Thanks Guy,

    I just sent an e-mail off to Mr. Colleti. I'll let you know what I find out if and when I get a response.
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    Okay, you've convinced me. But I having trouble...

    Okay, you've convinced me. But I having trouble finding a place to order this particular pressure cooker now. The above link doesn't seem to carry the Megefesa brand anymore. Do you know whether...
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    Gee, what a great idea for a thread in the...

    Gee, what a great idea for a thread in the Lifestyle section, a "Beefcake" thread, which I will closely monitor for inappropriate posts!!! :cheers:
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    Scalloped Potatoes with Kielbasa

    Okay, here is the thread that I really wanted to see. Cooking on the boat! I am hoping that people will use this thread to share recipes that work well on the boat. I thought I would start this...
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    Forget the Women Only Section

    Okay, I'm convinced. And I agree, there is not enough participation from women to justify a separate section. And I guess I didn't really want a separate section. I just wanted to separate out the...
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    Good topic from which we can all benefit. :egrin:...

    Good topic from which we can all benefit. :egrin:

    Tampons make great fire starters!!! Always a part of my survival gear or when going camping.
    This can't be in the Men's section - it's just as...
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    I discussed this idea with Sean following the...

    I discussed this idea with Sean following the rendezvous and he suggested I post this thread to see what kind of interest I could generate. But he said he would be more than willing to either add a...
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    No Sexual Discrimination Intended...

    Which is why I included the comment that there might be some guys interest in this idea. This post came up as a result of some of conversations I had at the recent Pacific Northwest Ericson...
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    Women - Should We Have a Section?

    This thread is for you women out there, and possibly some of you men. As I go through the threads in the various section here, there is an emphasis on maintenance, design, and the various rendezvous...
  41. We Had A Great Time!!!

    I just wanted to say what a great time we had this weekend at the Rendezvous and Craig and I are already looking forward to next year's gathering of the Vikings. Like Shaun, I hope that we can manage...
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    I would not classify myself as short at 5'6", but...

    I would not classify myself as short at 5'6", but I do love sailboats like your wife.

    I really like the step that Craig built however. The extra 5 inches of height puts me well above the dodger...
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    Homeward Bound

    You should be well on your way to your permanent marina by now. Congratulations!! We're all anxiously awaiting to hear how your first journey on the boat went.
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