I went out for the 2nd to the last sail Sunday - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 32 Old 07-21-2008 Thread Starter
On the hard
 
CharlieCobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bellingham, WA.
Posts: 3,502
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Unhappy I went out for the 2nd to the last sail Sunday

Turns out, Oh Joy's season is over after the old Perkins threw a rod. We started out on a nice hull speed close reach up to the San Juan Channel on the way to Friday Harbor:

YouTube - Hull speed close reach

We ran into a 6 knot current through the rocks with no wind and had to fire up the Perkins to stay off the real estate. As you can hear, the engine was going South fast. It didn't sound like this earlier.

YouTube - Nasty chop with a sick engine

Later, it ended up locking tight as we dodge more rocks after midnight trying to get home. Vessel Assist to the rescue once again. Now I have to figure out how to get through Deception Pass and into Maritime Services at LaConner with no engine in a 5 knot cross current. It oughta be fun.
CharlieCobra is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 32 Old 07-21-2008
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 15
         
Charlie-

sorry to hear you've got a dying engine... i hope you're back in the water soon.

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.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 32 Old 07-21-2008 Thread Starter
On the hard
 
CharlieCobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bellingham, WA.
Posts: 3,502
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Dieing? It's toast! It went calunkita, calunkita, calunkita, CLUNK! Now I get to try my hand at rebuilding a Perkins 4-108M, if it's not totally trashed. Ah well, I've rebuilt plenty of other engines before. All else fails, I can find a used one out of a salvage boat to work with.
CharlieCobra is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 32 Old 07-21-2008
Senior Member
 
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,470
Thanks: 39
Thanked 43 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 12
     
Ouch !!, sorry to hear that

1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )

1974 Ranger 33


Friends don't let friends do stupid things alone
poopdeckpappy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 32 Old 07-21-2008
Senior Member
 
T37Chef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland USA
Posts: 4,713
Thanks: 89
Thanked 62 Times in 44 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
That blows!

Cheers


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

Last edited by T37Chef; 07-21-2008 at 08:42 PM.
T37Chef is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 32 Old 07-21-2008
Handsome devil
 
Stillraining's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaConner,Washington
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
IF ya need a tow Charlie I can have LaConner launch the Sea Ray and come get ya tomorrow. ( there closed now ) Try to make it to the channel if ya can. Ill tow ya the rest of the way...or come all the way to ya..what ever you want.
Stillraining is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 32 Old 07-21-2008 Thread Starter
On the hard
 
CharlieCobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bellingham, WA.
Posts: 3,502
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
I'm looking at doing it this weekend since she's safe in her slip for now. I'll talk to the yard and see when I can get her hauled and PM ya so we can organize things. Thanks for the help Still.
CharlieCobra is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 32 Old 07-21-2008
Senior Member
 
djodenda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
Posts: 1,806
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 12
   
Charlie:

I'm headed up to Hope Island on Saturday, and will continue on to Bellingham on Sunday via LaConner.

Let me know if I can help... Best to use my work email...

David

David

1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"

"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown
djodenda is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 32 Old 07-21-2008
Handsome devil
 
Stillraining's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaConner,Washington
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
Charlie I will be in Tacoma all week end for one of my girls soccer tournaments...Thursday is my last full day here...
Stillraining is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 32 Old 07-22-2008
Senior Member
 
artbyjody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bellingham, PNW
Posts: 3,146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 12
       
Let me know, if not other options open up, or schedule conflicts get in the way deal - I can sail up and motor you where you need to be...I'll keep my schedule open for you, the only thing I do is the Thursday night races - otherwise, just gimme a call and we'll head up.

-- Jody

S/V "
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
" -
1983, Barberis Show 38! or
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



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







artbyjody is offline  
Quote Quick Reply 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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trimming Your Asymmetrical Spinnaker sandygoodall Seamanship Articles 14 03-31-2010 09:27 AM
Sloop, Cutter or Ketch jsgsail Boat Review and Purchase Forum 17 12-26-2008 02:47 PM
Traveler usage? Humpwalker Seamanship & Navigation 22 02-17-2007 10:54 AM
The Basics of Reefing Mark Matthews Learning to Sail Articles 0 03-29-2004 07:00 PM
First Sail of the Season Bruce Caldwell Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 06-05-2003 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome