Haulout window missed? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Destinations > Chesapeake / Central US east coast > Chesapeake Bay
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 12-12-2010
chef2sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,042
Thanks: 30
Thanked 57 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 8
chef2sail will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Mid, Glad you were able to accomplish getting out and winterizing. I spent the day winterizing also, and putting the custom cavas over Haleakula.

When we short haul in the spring its for 2 weeks...pleanty of time to polish, wax, do teak, redo the stuffing box etc. The bubbler we have takes care of any ice which may happen and the custom cover will dump the snow off of her whether on land, or in the water. To me it is inherently safer for the boat top be in the water, then on jack stands.

The move to leave her in is more than just monetary. A boat sitting on jack stands, with a 20 mph breeze going through its rigging and vibrating the mast transfers its energy where and how? The water is a better place than the six or 8 points the boat is held up by. Its ialso safe to work on the boat in the water as no need for climbing up ladders..etc. We have friends and livea boards who check on our boat next to us so no need to visit every weekend. If I was on jackstands,,,with a heavy snowfall...I would make a trip.

Our decision is not just financial, but also what puts less strain on the boat. The fewer times in the sling and the less time supported up in the air, the safer the boat is in my humble opinion.

Dave
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 12-12-2010
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
It really depends on where you are. Up in New England, hauling out for the winter is generally a better idea than keeping the boat in the water for the long cold dark of winter.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 12-14-2010
BubbleheadMd's Avatar
Chastened
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 2,993
Thanks: 1
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 6
BubbleheadMd will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to BubbleheadMd
LOL, Dog you guys get a "special" kind of cold. I wonder if even a bubbler could keep your dock ice-free. Not just a haul-out, but storage in a boat house!
__________________
S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 12-14-2010
nickmerc's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Posts: 563
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
nickmerc is on a distinguished road
When I was sailing out of Salem and Marblehead some boats came out but most stayed in the water. Many had bubblers some did not. Only occasionally do I remember the salt water freezing and that was in the areas where there was not much water movement like small inlets and canals.

Every boat in the water was covered. Too much snow possible to risk not covering.
________
BlondyBusty

Last edited by nickmerc; 08-18-2011 at 08:12 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 12-14-2010
SVCarolena's Avatar
Pearson 303
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 411
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SVCarolena is on a distinguished road
We are just off the Potomac and we stay in all winter. We winterize the head, pressure water and engine, but also use a bilge heater to keep the inside just above heating (one of the Extreme heaters designed for this). We also pull all the canvas, which this year is on its way to Sail Care. We do make a point of visiting her at least once a week to make sure bilge pump is working and the batteries are topped up. And because winterizing our engine is such a snap, we look forward to a relatively warm day in Dec/Jan/Feb to get out for a quick trip, even if just under power. Sadly, last year that day didn't come until spring. Over the past four years, I've only seen a thin coat of ice in our marina two times, and both times there was open water right around the hull. We are pretty much fresh water this far up river, but a regular current seems to keep things from freezing. Acutally, Occoquan bay is listed as an ice hole on the charts. anyway, would love to have it out this year for some projects, but for us the reall problem isn't financial, it is a lack of facilities on this part of the river that have the equipement, draft and space to pull and store a sailboat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 12-14-2010
SVCarolena's Avatar
Pearson 303
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 411
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SVCarolena is on a distinguished road
Oh, and just to add, here is to one mroe week before the days start getting longer, and three months before we start boating season 2011!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 12-23-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,039
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 9
PalmettoSailor will become famous soon enough
I've been so busy with getting ready for the holidays I haven't had time to update, but the guys at HHN have Palmetto Moon hauled cleaned and blocked. I can't imagine how bad it must have been powerwashing the bottom in that cold, but they did it and below the waterline looks great.

I got a chance to take a closer look at the spot where I rubbed the dock on our Sept cruise and think I may be able to sand it before polishing and waxing and not have to try a gelcoat repair but that will have to wait for warmer weather. The bottom paint still looks pretty darn good so we'll just plan to do some touch up on that.

I still need to get the dodger down and put up tarps, but its gonna have to wait and it looks like we'll get more snow before I get around to it, but I'll get it done eventually.

BTW, We're stacked one row behind the beautiful Virgina Dare.

Bill
__________________
PalmettoSailor
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 12-23-2010
pdqaltair's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 2,270
Thanks: 1
Thanked 36 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 7
pdqaltair is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Mid, Glad you were able to accomplish getting out and winterizing. I spent the day winterizing also, and putting the custom cavas over Haleakula.

When we short haul in the spring its for 2 weeks...pleanty of time to polish, wax, do teak, redo the stuffing box etc. The bubbler we have takes care of any ice which may happen and the custom cover will dump the snow off of her whether on land, or in the water. To me it is inherently safer for the boat top be in the water, then on jack stands.

The move to leave her in is more than just monetary. A boat sitting on jack stands, with a 20 mph breeze going through its rigging and vibrating the mast transfers its energy where and how? The water is a better place than the six or 8 points the boat is held up by. Its ialso safe to work on the boat in the water as no need for climbing up ladders..etc. We have friends and livea boards who check on our boat next to us so no need to visit every weekend. If I was on jackstands,,,with a heavy snowfall...I would make a trip.

Our decision is not just financial, but also what puts less strain on the boat. The fewer times in the sling and the less time supported up in the air, the safer the boat is in my humble opinion.

Dave
The only signifigant winter damage I ever got was on the hard, when a heavy snow caused a block to dent the hull. In the water was always fine, so I respect your point. We haul briefly, every other year for the usual tasks, and only for about 2 weeks.

Perhaps I would'nt feel so strongly if I could not check on my boat every few weeks. But I like to sail all year, so in the water works best, even if I do freeze in for a few weeks.

I do respect that folks much further north in real cold have different issues.
__________________
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #19  
Old 12-23-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,039
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 9
PalmettoSailor will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdqaltair View Post
The only signifigant winter damage I ever got was on the hard, when a heavy snow caused a block to dent the hull. In the water was always fine, so I respect your point. We haul briefly, every other year for the usual tasks, and only for about 2 weeks.

Perhaps I would'nt feel so strongly if I could not check on my boat every few weeks. But I like to sail all year, so in the water works best, even if I do freeze in for a few weeks.

I do respect that folks much further north in real cold have different issues.
So, we finally find a disadvantage to those wide roomy decks -- more space for snow to accumulate. ;-)

Actually, this is the first time we've had to worry much about snow in or out of the water. Deltaville, just didn't get the accumulation you see around here. Even with the big storms last year they only got a few inches.
__________________
PalmettoSailor
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #20  
Old 12-23-2010
jaschrumpf's Avatar
1975 Newport 28
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Monrovia, MD
Posts: 573
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
jaschrumpf is on a distinguished road
I've left my 1975 Newport 28 in my slip at White Rocks since I bought her in 2007, only pulling out for a powerwash and general inspection in the spring.

Last winter when we got 30" of snow I nearly panicked, and drove my Honda Civic into the wilds of Pasadena down Fort Smallwood road to get to her and shovel her off. When I got there I couldn't even see where she was even an inch deeper in the water -- and my cockpit was full to the gun'ls.

Now I realize what a load she can handle, and if we get big snows again I know I can wait a couple of days for the plows to get around before heading over to shovel her out.
__________________
S/V Free Spirit

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Monrovia, MD
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
&^$&$ Did I missed the Blue Angels Rehersal in Annapolis today??? velero General Discussion (sailing related) 2 05-25-2010 04:27 PM
Glad I missed this ccollins0601 General Discussion (sailing related) 3 08-14-2009 03:31 PM
Missed it by that much... camaraderie General Discussion (sailing related) 44 11-24-2008 03:48 PM
What I Missed .... PBzeer General Discussion (sailing related) 3 06-10-2007 10:44 AM
Missed for classes, should I take the 2nd ones? Saasaan Learning to Sail 1 01-23-2007 07:41 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.