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Thanks Kurt for an 8yr old Christmas Gift!!!
« on: December 07, 2013, 12:05:43 AM »
  I'm sitting here, a "few wines too many" reflecting on the past decade and a bit sentimental. About 8yrs ago Capt K gave us all a "gift". "Behind the scenes" discussion on the Pearson Ariel site had Kurt dreaming of his own site for smaller KISS boats and the community that sail them.  There seemed to be a void that needed filled. A place where minimalists could share ideas, express their views (not political), talk of destinations and share lessons learned. Not surprisingly a lot of the early members were Ariel sailors....Kurt, Craig (faith), Tim, Zen, Commander Pete, Starcrest (RIP) myself (an ariel sailor at the time) Capt Smollett and others. 8 years have passed. We now have a membership of 659 like minded souls. If you take the time to search back over the years there is a ton of technical info as well as a wealth of shared philosophy.   8yrs....holy smokes time goes by!! Many of us have travelled....some still dream of it. Regardless...I feel this is a site for the minimalist to "keep the dream alive". Keep sharing.......keep dreaming....keep hoping....keep doing. Thanks Capt K for the many hours put into making this happen!!!  I am sure I speak for all in saying we appreciate it!!!!!
 
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Re: Thanks Kurt for an 8yr old Christmas Gift!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 08:51:08 AM »
Here, here. A most hearty second Frank.

And one day, maybe you and I will manage to be in the Bahamas at the SAME time  ;)
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Re: Thanks Kurt for an 8yr old Christmas Gift!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 12:32:46 PM »
I too toast your post frank....

... Of course I am doing it with coconut rum n the porch at Spanish Cay marina in the Bahamas!

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Re: Thanks Kurt for an 8yr old Christmas Gift!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 01:34:55 PM »
And I raise my glass from my sunny California Deck  ::)

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Re: Thanks Kurt for an 8yr old Christmas Gift!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2013, 08:09:15 PM »
In all seriousness, thank you for all that this site has given me in the three years or so that I've been coming here.
And now, all seriousness aside, I too would raise my glass to you, if it weren't frozen to the deck....  ;D
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Re: Thanks Kurt for an 8yr old Christmas Gift!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 09:28:31 PM »
I too toast your post frank....

... Of course I am doing it with coconut rum n the porch at Spanish Cay marina in the Bahamas!

;)


ya just HAD to throw that in there didn't ya   ;) :o :(

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Re: Thanks Kurt for an 8yr old Christmas Gift!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 08:21:17 PM »
Just looking back....

It was four years ago I posted about Kurt’s now 12yr old Christmas present...

Thanks Captain K !!

“”Thanks Kurt for an 8yr old Christmas Gift!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 12:05:43 AM »
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  I'm sitting here, a "few wines too many" reflecting on the past decade and a bit sentimental. About 8yrs ago Capt K gave us all a "gift". "Behind the scenes" discussion on the Pearson Ariel site had Kurt dreaming of his own site for smaller KISS boats and the community that sail them.  There seemed to be a void that needed filled. A place where minimalists could share ideas, express their views (not political), talk of destinations and share lessons learned. Not surprisingly a lot of the early members were Ariel sailors....Kurt, Craig (faith), Tim, Zen, Commander Pete, Starcrest (RIP) myself (an ariel sailor at the time) Capt Smollett and others. 8 years have passed. We now have a membership of 659 like minded souls. If you take the time to search back over the years there is a ton of technical info as well as a wealth of shared philosophy.   8yrs....holy smokes time goes by!! Many of us have travelled....some still dream of it. Regardless...I feel this is a site for the minimalist to "keep the dream alive". Keep sharing.......keep dreaming....keep hoping....keep doing. Thanks Capt K for the many hours put into making this happen!!!  I am sure I speak for all in saying we appreciate it!!!!! “”
 
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Re: Thanks Kurt for an 8yr old Christmas Gift!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 10:42:44 PM »
Here's to you Kurt.  His 100 yr old rum he got for a birthday present- NOT from me  :)
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