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WTF is up withbthis weather... Im so over it
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I had to turn the heat pump on while working inside the boat today - just 51 degrees inside the cabin - too cold for this old man. And, sailing was out of the question when it began raining. Maybe I'm getting too old for this stuff.

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I was wishing I had launched in March, but now not so regretful that Take Five is still on the hard. I just got back from Europe, having decided it would be too risky to go into a temporary slip during a time that nobody would be around to check on the boat.

If it will dry out for a few days, I'll proceed with re-potting around and re-bedding under my chainplates. Meanwhile, everything is covered up with a solar-powered fan drying everything out.

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I think the weekend is looking good? I suppose we shouldn't hold our collective breaths...

I made it to Annapolis before 10 am and met with the woman who will be painting our boat's new name and city/state on the transom boards. We worked on a hybrid font - I love how it turned out.

I then picked up my 5 new halyards and my new mainsheet from West Marine - shiny! I got them to the boat (though couldn't rig them - the boat looks like it exploded from all the work going on!), got an update on the progress of repairs/updates/replacements, got a sandwich, went to the contractor's office to sort a box of stuff they pulled from the boat, to evaluate the battery box status, to see how well they cleaned off the old name/city/state off the transom boards, to see they had to re-order the engine exhaust elbow (number on the old one is not the number for the new one!), and to pick new water bladders.

Then back to the boat, then to Fawcett's to take additional advantage of my commissioning discount (and got teased for not even spending half a boat buck LOL). Then back to the boat where I dropped stuff off and helped move the new water heater into position. Then on closing the boat a hinge on the cockpit hatch board broke so that's one more thing added to our contractor's list...

I don't even have the energy to go sailing!


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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

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WTF is up withbthis weather... Im so over it
Ditto. It's slowing everything down.

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I think the weekend is looking good? I suppose we shouldn't hold our collective breaths...

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I don't even have the energy to go sailing!
I spent my first day crawling through the T-33 humming "Getting to know you..."

The electrical system was a well-hidden hack job and the cockpit drain hoses would sink the boat if I launched right now. The stereo has some kind of major malfunction where it sucks a battery dry in less than a week via the "clock" power lead, which was directly wired to Battery #1.

I've written down my plan of attack and we commence battle at dawn, on Sunday.
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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

On my way up the Bay from Little Creek. Cold. Wet. North winds. *sigh* Should be in Annapolis dawn(ish) tomorrow.
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On my way up the Bay from Little Creek. Cold. Wet. North winds. *sigh* Should be in Annapolis dawn(ish) tomorrow.
Rotten day to be on the water...Stay warm and dry!

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Tomorrow looks like a much nicer day to be on the bay with west winds at 10mph. Just saying.
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Tomorrow looks like a much nicer day to be on the bay with west winds at 10mph. Just saying.
Tomorrow is the WRSC Shorthand race, which I will be participating in.

I've barely sailed this year, so I'm sure I'll stink out loud.
Pouring down rain today, is not helping me prep the boat for tomorrow.
Thank God the winds will be light so that I can control things when I set the spinnaker.

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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Looking forward to another weekend out. Winds look light tomorrow with a front coming through Sunday AM turning everything from the north. Maybe a Chester weekend. only 22 miles from our new home.

Replaced the primary bilge pump and float switch (ultra mini) recommended by Mainesail. Quite a robust switch and I like its design much better than the Rule/ West Marine switches. Cost was normally $149 but got it for $119. Looks like it will last more than the three years I was comfortable getting on the old type switch.

Also replaced the pump assembly on our toilet before we left for home last weekend.

Diver reported than we can get a third season on our Ultima 60 bottom paint saving us a boat buck. He said had I remained in Rock Creek he wouldn't do our boat there anymore.

I evidently was the last person he had been doing in Rock Creek. Said the water quality of the creek got his friend sick last year diving on boats there. The city/ state needs to fix the reoccurring issue there of pollution there. There are great projects started by the Rock Creek Association who I helped when I was the MYC Commodore with their oyster bed breeding area which the Club sponsored for years. People need to write letters to get this issue resolved permanently.
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