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Well Sunday I took of half the canvas, replaced the impeller, opened the seacock and fired the Yanmar. Caught the first time and worked like it should. I said my thank yous to all the sea gods for that and gave Haleakula a kiss. While it warmed up I gave a run down my checklist of electronics and fired them all up. Stereo worked, chartplotter worked, radar worked, freshwater pumps, etc.

All looks good. The new cushions Donna has been working on all winter look great.

This comming weekend is our official start of boating season an our first weeked staying back on the boat every weekend. Good thing as our Club is having its St Patricks Party Saturday night and I dont wantto drive home afterwards...tihsway we can just roll down the doick to our boat

I have one project...new rope clutches and a few winches to rebuild but looks like the weekend of the 22 should be our first sail of 2013 weather permitting.

We usually start off with our 135 and she is waiting in the V berth to be put on the Harken furler.

Cant wait to set Haleakula free of her winter dock lines and knock the slime off her bottom.


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We usually start off with our 135 and she is waiting in the V berth to be put on the Harken furler.
Good to hear you got some work done, but be careful not to pull that headsail in too tight, it may jam!

We'll see you Sunday I guess for slip pick day or whatever its called?
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Got Miss Haleakula out of her slip today and shook her down without putting the sails up.
Took he for a spin across to Old Rhode Bay and back. Felt good to get out on the water albet it was as cold as a#$%^&*(*(&*^&%^%.

We slept on her last night. Sailing season 2013 has begun for us even tough chance of flurries exhitsts tonight..grrrrrr...
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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

Brought my new to me Irwin 38 CC from Herrington Harbor South to Pasadena (30 miles up the Chesapeake) yesterday - just a motor because I'm not done checking rigging yet.

The season has begun.
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Congrats Chuckles

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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

I also made my first sail of the season yesterday.

The engine ran flawlessly after my winter maintenance.
I started with a reefed main, and my smallest jib. I shook out the reef after a bit, and had a fine afternoon sail.

The clouds rolled in as I departed, so I only had sporadic sun. The breeze was kind of blustery, but the water was pretty flat, so I made a good turn of speed.

The P30 is a sweetly sailing boat. Lashing the tiller with a jib sheet made an excellent autopilot while I fetched a beverage and checked my GPS.



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I've been able to get out approximately once every two weeks since mid-February. It helps that I've got a flexible work schedule and have been able to catch the (few) good days we've had when they occurred. Yesterday was just grand. I really enjoy getting out early in the season, when there's no motor-boat traffic. It's also nice not to hear other machinery like the dreaded leaf blowers and such. We heard a loon call on the Severn during a daysail in February.

I'm also going to try rigging various self-steering combinations - my boat often sails herself upwind, but not always. I've used a setup similar to Bubblehead's (but run through the normal sheet block) to go downwind.
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Heh, lashing the tiller is a temporary solution for me.

I have an Autohelm 1000 that I'm going to install, but I'll need to beef up the cockpit mounting point with a wood block and some epoxy. I've been waiting for the temperatures to be high enough for a good cure, and dry enough. I only want to do this job once.

I do believe it's time to start running the wiring though...

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Greetings from Ross Cove

We are anchored in Ross Cove on the Magothy River with our propane heater keeping the boat cozy. Had a nice grilled tri tip steak with wild rice for dinner. Always tastes better on the water. Was a cold sail in light winds with only a 120 up today. No others on the Bay except the Pride of Baltimore with all sails flying.

Sailed by Chuckles place ans saw he and Mary's new pride and joy. Good luck with her. She looks great.

Great to be back on the water .

Oh BTW the Osprey nest we are anchored close to gave the poor bird fits. He's gonna need a bird shrink

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We are anchored in Ross Cove on the Magothy River with our propane heater keeping the boat cozy. Had a nice grilled tri tip steak with wild rice for dinner. Always tastes better on the water. Was a cold sail in light winds with only a 120 up today. No others on the Bay except the Pride of Baltimore with all sails flying.

Sailed by Chuckles place ans saw he and Mary's new pride and joy. Good luck with her. She looks great.

Great to be back on the water .

Oh BTW the Osprey nest we are anchored close to gave the poor bird fits. He's gonna need a bird shrink

Dave
We can't wait. Final preps on the hard tomorrow, and assuming everything checks out we'll splash at noon high tide on Monday.

We spend the day at the Safety at Sea course at the Naval Academy. As the Capitol Steps would say, "Stood guff!"


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