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Search: Posts Made By: willyd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,862
Posted By willyd
Re: How to run aground properly

Holy crap! The wind went from 8/14 SW to 47/63 NNW in the span of 12 minutes (http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=chyv2) last night at Cape Henry, and it had been blowing from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,581
Posted By willyd
Re: The run aground poll

I think the poll is too judgemental, too black & white. What it should say is,

When you ran aground, why did it happen:


asleep?
drunk?
showing off?
bad/wrong/no charts?
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,288
Posted By willyd
Re: Right Sailboat for Severn River??

Oops, sorry, I meant to say "boats over 30'6"..."

As someone else alluded to, larger boats moored up the Severn, from what I've seen, tend to motor all the way to Annapolis and then sail on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,288
Posted By willyd
Re: Right Sailboat for Severn River??

Scratchee's comments are right on - you can actually have better sailing on the river because on days when it's rough on the bay, you can get nearly flat water on Round Bay and then pull up to a lee...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 5 Days Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,224
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season

There should be an injunction issued against me doing any sort of carpentry. I thought I'd be industrious and make myself some bookshelves out of mahogany and marine plywood I got for $1 from...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By willyd
Re: crew wanted for solo cruise - May 2014

Thank you - I was wondering when I'd finally get a considered and helpful response from someone. Better yet, something like that inflatable copilot in the movie Airplane would work even better,...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By willyd
crew wanted for solo cruise - May 2014

Here's the plan - I've got nearly a month of vacation days to use up, and I want to spend a good part of that on my boat. I'd like to make another trip down the Chesapeake and either head down the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,943
Posted By willyd
Re: Annapolis - Atlantic early June

Sorry, but this trip already happened. See post #19.
I'm going on a similar trip in May this year, but I doubt I'll take crew.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 03-01-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 2,400
Posted By willyd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Uh-huh.

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h52000/h52000.jpg
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-28-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 2,400
Posted By willyd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I'm putting my boat on dry land until 2015. I don't think this winter is going to end. I wonder if the community college has any classes on how to raise musk oxen or caribou.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-26-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 3,224
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season

I've been putting together a gimbaled stove box kind of like this arrangement...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-22-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 2,400
Posted By willyd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Got out today for a sail with a buddy on the Severn to the route 50 bridge and back. Fluky fluky winds (0-20+?) and beautiful beautiful temperature. We actually dodged some ice floes on the way out...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 01-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By willyd
Re: Best Homes w/Slip in the Chesapeake Bay Area

Then there must be some exceptions to the rule or certain officials are more flexible than others, because a number of houses have gone up near us that don't seem to follow these codes. Nearly all...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 01-15-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 2,400
Posted By willyd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I managed to get out for a quick sail on Monday afternoon - 'twas quite nice with temperatures in the 50s and the wind between 10 and 15, I would guess.

It seems most days this last month or so...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 01-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By willyd
Re: Best Homes w/Slip in the Chesapeake Bay Area

Ditto what Bubblehead said. I live 200 yards from our community pier and beach and pay $600/year for my slip. My house cost $235,000 - it was originally a summer cottage built in the 1940s and is...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 01-02-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 3,224
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season

I'm still heeing and hawing on my redecoration schemes. My deck is such a lost cause, perhaps this astroturf and orange fuzz combo would work:...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 12-08-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 3,224
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season

Bubblehead,

I'd be glad to meet you sometime.

I was only half-kidding about the rococo thing; my daughter and I were at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore last week and it was inspiring. At...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 12-08-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By willyd
Re: Teak Fabricator in the Annapolis area

Check out fiddlehead boatworks (http://fiddleheadboatworks.com/services). I've only had them work on my rigging, but they do other repairs and fabrication as well.

- Will
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 12-08-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 3,224
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season

I've got to re-seal my chainplates and then decide whether to redo the cabin decor in baroque http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/74531946.jpg

or rococo style...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 12-02-2013
Replies: 247
Views: 10,411
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013 Sailing Season

Our Meetup group (ASC) had a two-boat raftup this weekend on the Rhode river, me and another member with a Swan 44. There was only about an hour's worth of wind on Saturday and it was rather cold. ...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 11-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By willyd
Re: Storage on Chesapeake (for 1 year)?

I found this on marinalife.com :

In Dundalk, MD, Sheltered Harbor Marina is located at 8100 Stansbury Road. Maryland boaters can always be found in the waters of Dundalk. Contact Sheltered Harbor...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 11-13-2013
Replies: 247
Views: 10,411
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013 Sailing Season

I went out Saturday on the Severn with two sailing club (ASC) members and my daughter. The wind was rather inconsistent, but it was still a nearly perfect day. We saw maybe two other sailboats. I...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-28-2013
Replies: 247
Views: 10,411
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013 Sailing Season

I had a blast this weekend. Left our dock Friday morning and sailed the entire way to Oxford, a broad reach or run most of the way. Anchored in Plaindealing Creek and was the only boat there except...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-23-2013
Replies: 247
Views: 10,411
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013 Sailing Season

You can say that again.

I plan to go out again this Friday - Monday for a 4-day trip. Not sure which direction I"ll head, but I'll try to post a video when I get back of how to make béarnaise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By willyd
Re: Blown outboard prop shaft seal?

Thanks for all the help so far. I got it apart, removed the prop seal, replaced the O ring, greased things up, and got it back together last night, but I'm not sure I got the thrust bearing (part...
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