Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jerk Salesman at St. Pete Boat show

 


This is the cad we talked, er I mean, he talked down, to us. Let's call him the "Annointed One" and works at the Tackle Shack representing hobie and its fine line of products. Love Hobie, but they have to do something about their reps. This guy said because we didn't buy our AI from him, we probably messed it up and would need to throw it away and buy a new one. Can't fix it. He sees that hundreds of times a day and they have dumpsters of  thousands of boats just stacked up and they just "quit counting."
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Thursday, October 21, 2010



We made the cover of the Excelsior, MN Area Resident's Guide. We were trying to get on the cover of the phone book, but that didn't pan out.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Long walk

Walked the beach for over 6 miles. Wow. My knees a a tad sore, but other than that, nice walk.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

back from cedar key

went to cedar key and had a shrimp pizza at frogs landing. i surpassed lou malnattis pizza in chicago and i am moving it up to the top 5 pauls pizzas of all time. we came home and the oven started on fire. gotta get that fixed.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Strictly Sail, St. Pete, FL Nov 2006

We put away our Hobie and had Gambler, our old quarterhorse, tow it into a barn around Oct. 2006. We decided to go to the St. Pete Strictly Sail Boat show and look at big cruising boats and were intrigued by the Gemini Catamaran. We hadn't even given a thought to the Telstar and didn't even look at it. In fact, I remember poo pooing it when Lisa mentioned we should give it a looksie. On the plane ride home a week later, I was looking at Sail magazine and realized that it was trailerable. That meant we could easily set it up and launch it in 5 or 10 minutes just like our Hobie! (We found out quite quickly that just is not the case).

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

This is the start of our strange sailing adventure

The Force 5. Lisa bought this for our anniversary in 2005. It was soon replaced by the Hobie Getaway and then the Telstar Trimaran. This picture was captured on a lake in Elk River, MN when we lived up in that area.

Our friend, Darrin Rasmussen dubbed it Feces Lake because of the high bacterial count. As he put it, "they found so much feces in that lake, they quit counting." I'm just wondering how that conversation sounded.

"Man, Bill. I've never seen so much feces in one lake. Should we keep counting?"
"Nah. There's just too much feces to count. Just quit countin"."
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