Driving across the city, putting up with the terrible drivers that can’t handle a little snow, really makes me wish I wasn’t here in a metropolis… I don’t know if I’d rather be traveling by snowmobile or by sailboat, but as much as I love my life and its many privileges, I wish I could leave the city. Hopefully my father — check out (and get involved — it’s a multi-user site) his project at castlehom.com — gets his sailboat out of US waters so Caitlin and Nefarious and I can go visit him for a while.

And yeah, I’ve had this happen to me — hit by the boom — but only in a little 16′ boat.


  1. Neill wrote:

    haha, you should move to breckenridge, where we deal with texans who rent the biggest suv they can and still cant handle the snow

    Friday, January 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Permalink
  2. Raskin666 wrote:

    My parents were sailors so I grew up around sailboats, so I have definitely tasted the boom quite a few times

    Friday, January 30, 2009 at 1:50 pm | Permalink
  3. skip wrote:

    I know 2 people who have been killed with the boom

    Friday, January 30, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Permalink
  4. Eric (e_) wrote:

    well, he stayed on the boat, so he had a much better chance of survival than the other option…

    sailing on a VO70 is a good way to get killed without the best of skills.

    Friday, January 30, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Permalink
  5. starbadger wrote:

    yes skip – and if we allow the boom the boat to become metaphor – how does it go – the boom knocks you into the sea – then the undertoad holds you down till you drown –

    take a look at “two weeks dodging the boom” at castlehom

    last nite we had our first mutiny – in other words – the story really is never ending -

    the world really does seem to be mostly good people with the occassional nasty piece of work

    Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 1:39 am | Permalink
  6. sanna wrote:

    i saw this movie and thought it might be something you would be interested in.


    it’s on torrents if you can’t find it else where

    Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 5:55 am | Permalink
  7. Clive wrote:

    Ouch! Almost had the same thing happen to me on a smaller boat, Gillian even captured the action shot – https://www.fishingfury.com/ff-content/day2sailing01.jpg

    Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 10:59 am | Permalink
  8. Al Harris wrote:

    Hi Shannon Hope this finds you well I’m trying to contact Starbadger but he has gone quiet and his site is not recognised If you can help let me know

    Friday, April 3, 2009 at 6:48 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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