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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Out myself this weekend. Donna is working.

Saw 10-12 last night sailing from Whitehall to Rhode River. Found a nice peaceful spot to anchor past Camp Letts as everyone was clustered around High Bar .

Did a whole bunch of little repairs on Haleakula which have crop up like every year.

My shower sumphad a brilliant end piece to the hose which picked up the water from the sump and then pumped it through a discharge thru hull way above the water line. But alas after 36 the end piece in the sump finally corroded through. It was designed to screen particles such as HAIR so they didnít foul the pump. It also was angled to lay flat on the bottom of the sump so almost every last drop of water was sucked out. I could find no appropriate replacement except for $48....which is crazy. I was at West Marine a few weeks ago and JeffH made a recommendation of how to fix this. I used a pvc soap dish, drilled a 1/2 inch hole in the side and attached the pickup hose to the hole and sealed it with silicon. Using some screening material I arranged it with a wide heavy duty rubber band ( so I can easily take of the screen and clean it or periodically replace it) . ViOLA...$2 .

Changed my oil as I had over 100 hours on it since April. Cleaned the Racors, it was only 2 so I decided to go out. My wife is not happy I do that, but I always HD in the past, it was fairly benign so leaving the slip was very simple .

Single-handing as many already do on here requires you think all your moves through, especially coming and leaving the tied up area. For those who have not done it you should practice on day without your partner as you may have to do it in an emergency and going through the steps physically will make you successful. Besides itís just a good skill to have in your toolbox.

Spend the evening watching the last two ALps stages of the Tour de France as I didnít get to see them.

I am out sailing off the Severn and have 10 + knots with it expected to increase all afternoon. Is a great mid summer afternoon to be out.

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