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his month's World Famous Latitude 38 Caption Contest(!) was a dirty little tale. Popular riffs included: "We're going to need a bigger power washer," "Nice old Columbia needs just a little love and TLC," "It'll buff right out," an ode to Chia Pets, and more than a few comments about organic anti-skid, camouflage and "green" sailors. Aaaannnnd the winner is:
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• February, 2019
When they built our boat, they broke the mold. — Mike Turner
"We'll plant the Cabernet vines in a month or two." — Stephen Lewis "That is called the Poop Deck." — Kevin Hively "On long passages we make our own kombucha!" — David Hume "Here's a toothbrush, get started." — Tony Lavalsiti "But, I've only been gone a month!" — George Hughes "The 99-Cents Store paint Bob purchased wasn't exactly the color he had in mind." — Gary Green "PSA for 30-second miracle. Don't forget the before and after shots!" — Alex Anglin "You should see the bottom." — Michelle Sevilla Kringen "Oldie but moldie." — Jim Tullman "The S/V Habitat." — Steve Hodges The most popular caption in terms of likes on Facebook (19!) was, ahem, ours: "I've taken a look at your boat, and I lichen it a lot!" (Others had similar variations.) PS: In the nearly 200 comments we received for this month's CC(!), someone said "Boat shaming at its finest." And, indeed, a few people did express their mortification at the state of this vessel. That is not our position. While most of us certainly believe in a degree of cleanli- and shipshape-ness and enjoy a shiny vessel, we ardently believe in that most sacred of idioms: "Whatever floats your boat." If you're safe to yourself and those around you, and are a good dock neighbor, then just do you. "I'm insured and my rent is paid. There's no law saying I have "This is actually from a similar boat 'parked' to be washed, too," in Richmond that I noticed at last year's boat wrote Tony Benado from Berkeley. show," wrote Tony Benado.
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The February 2019 eBook issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.