I was overjoyed to receive the following e-mail communication from PYC member, Arnold Feinberg:
Thomas Howe, my old sailing partner Mike Frederick, Brian Denney and myself launched Tom’s Montgomery 17 Saturday and had a magnificent sail. I waded in (with hip waders) and there is 42” at the end of the ramp. Water ranges from 42 to 45” at the end of the courtesy dock. You have to stay on the west side of the ramp to maintain depth. Brian and I are going to launch the U20 next Sat and motor out. We are heading for the CSSA regatta at Lake Gibson with Bill Mendel to represent PYC. Any boat that can launch in 40” of water and draws 3’ or less can launch and sail.
These photos taken at PYC this past Saturday, April 6, 2013 during one of the worst droughts in Kansas history.
I was digging through some old photos the other day and came across this adorable mugshot. Can anyone identify whose kiddo this is?
Hint #1: She looks like her Mama.
Hint #2: When her Papa talks, PYC listens.
Boat curves never sag.
Boats don’t get pregnant.
You can ride a Boat any time of the month.
Boats don’t have parents.
Boats don’t whine unless something is really wrong.
You can share your Boat with your friends.
If your Boat makes too much noise, you can buy a muffler.
If your Boat smokes, you can do something about it.
Boats don’t care about how many other Boats you have ridden.
When riding, you and your Boat both arrive at the same time.
Boats don’t care about how many other Boats you have.
Boats don’t mind if you look at other Boats, or if you buy Boating magazines.
You can have a beer while riding your Boat.
You don’t have to be jealous of the guy that works on your Boat.
You don’t have to deal with priests or blood-tests to register your Boat.
You don’t have to convince your Boat that you’re a Boater and that you think that all Boats are equals.
If you say bad things to your Boat, you don’t have to apologize before you can ride it again.
Your parents don’t remain in touch with your old Boat after you dump it.
Boats always feel like going for a ride.
Boats don’t insult you if you are a bad boater.
Boats don’t care if you are late.
You don’t have to take a shower before riding your Boat.
It’s always ok to use tie downs on your Boats.
If your Boat doesn’t look good, you can sell it.
You can’t get diseases from a Boat you don’t know very well.
Submitted (with love) by Ricardo Oben
My crew and I lift the main sail,
We are off.
The waves slowly hit the boat,
Creating a peaceful sound.
The wind is calling my name.
While my crew talks and laughs,
Braying like wild horses,
I watch the moon,
Its brightness reflected on the water.
The tiny stars twinkle,
Glitter in my eyes.
The moon is large,
It slowly rises.
While I sit on the bow,
A wave of emotions rushes through me.
Love, contentment, peace.
I smile to myself,
For I am sailing.