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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Jon and I got the spinnaker halyards, main halyard, and new mainsheet run on Monday. In the rain. We got the updated punch list from the contractor regarding progress on a bunch of stuff: water heater, cockpit sole, engine room/plumbing/wiring, lazarettes, bilge pump, manual bilge pump, inverter/charter, batteries, raw water intake, exhaust elbow and hose, fuel tank, LPG, bladder tanks, forward head, deck hatches, companionway hatch, steering cable, anchor, transom panels, chainplates, halyards (they are going to run the starboard jib halyard since that's the messenger line we screwed up), check running backs, new tricolor, install steaming light, new lifelines are in, stanchions to be tightened... and they started to install the mast boot that I thought I was going to do - but with all the rain, they probably couldn't wait for me.

I still have to run the port jib halyard (connected to the roller furling jib at the moment). The artist (Cindy Fletcher-Holden) will be painting our transom panels with Kaimana's name and city/state later this week. Engine work could start tomorrow. Chesapeake Sailmakers picked up our main and we should have it back Saturday morning.

We have a couple friends who can come crew for us this weekend, assuming everything gets done in time.

Will this be the weekend we get to finally sail our boat to our new home port? Will the weather give us a break? Will we figure out the dance of the cars? Will I sadly leave the kids home for this first big trip? Will the BlueChart G2 Vision card arrive in time or will the GPS insist on taking us overland again? Will the mud subside in the Bay? Will I get more lines ordered in time?

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Jon and I got the spinnaker halyards, main halyard, and new mainsheet run on Monday. In the rain. We got the updated punch list from the contractor regarding progress on a bunch of stuff: water heater, cockpit sole, engine room/plumbing/wiring, lazarettes, bilge pump, manual bilge pump, inverter/charter, batteries, raw water intake, exhaust elbow and hose, fuel tank, LPG, bladder tanks, forward head, deck hatches, companionway hatch, steering cable, anchor, transom panels, chainplates, halyards (they are going to run the starboard jib halyard since that's the messenger line we screwed up), check running backs, new tricolor, install steaming light, new lifelines are in, stanchions to be tightened... and they started to install the mast boot that I thought I was going to do - but with all the rain, they probably couldn't wait for me.



I still have to run the port jib halyard (connected to the roller furling jib at the moment). The artist (Cindy Fletcher-Holden) will be painting our transom panels with Kaimana's name and city/state later this week. Engine work could start tomorrow. Chesapeake Sailmakers picked up our main and we should have it back Saturday morning.

We have a couple friends who can come crew for us this weekend, assuming everything gets done in time.

Will this be the weekend we get to finally sail our boat to our new home port? Will the weather give us a break? Will we figure out the dance of the cars? Will I sadly leave the kids home for this first big trip? Will the BlueChart G2 Vision card arrive in time or will the GPS insist on taking us overland again? Will the mud subside in the Bay? Will I get more lines ordered in time?

AAAH!
Sounds like it's coming together. If you do get out Saturday or Sunday lets us know as Haleakula will be out........somewhere😊😊😊😊😊😊
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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Take Five is still on the hard. My core repairs around the chainplates are almost complete. Tidal and travel schedules will delay splash until just before Memorial Day weekend.

When I booked our Rock Hall sailing charter for May 16-23, I never thought that it would be our first sail of the season. Long term forecast is clouds/some rain, highs in 60s, and 7-8 mph all week. Yuck! Let's hope the weather starts to look a little better as the dates draw near.

Our friends who live aboard in Galesville during Apr-May, whom we were going to raft up with, have given up on the spring weather and moved back to Maine for the summer. They're a little frustrated with the weather.

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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I don't get it. We've been out almost every weekend since mid March . While it has been cold and dreary a few of them, there has been some good sailing weather when the forecast wasn't great. We've only had a few days of downpours but mostly just showers. I see the racers from the Severn out every weekend rain or shine the last 6 weeks. I am surprised at all the whining and complaining about weather.

People who sail on the Pacific Northwest face these conditions on a continual basis and still get out, they just dress accordingly. They adapt

Just be positive and get out anyway. Follow Jorge (Scalliwags ) lead and go out dispite the lack of sun and fair weather.

Rick, you guys will still have fun on your charter despite the weather. Your still on the water together..... And not at work

A dreary day on the water beats a day at work anyday


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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Seems like all those winds 5 kts turn into some decent wind on that day. Wind Forecast is very unreliable right now.
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Seems like all those winds 5 kts turn into some decent wind on that day. Wind Forecast is very unreliable right now.
Yeah, I've noticed that too, so I am hopeful. The forecast temps are fine, a little cloud cover can be comfortable, but decent wind would be nice for our charter.

My friends from Maine are hearty sailors, and their Mason has roll-down Eisenglas around the whole cockpit, so they can sail in any temps. They had family commitments that took out the good wind days. They were out on the water the rest of the time, but the days they were out they only had one day with decent wind. Don't forget, the Mason is not a light wind boat.

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Seems like all those winds 5 kts turn into some decent wind on that day. Wind Forecast is very unreliable right now.
Exactly what we found. The winds have cime up every afternoon for the most part. I'll take this weather over the 90 degree 120% humidity of July with no wind. That's why we flee to the LI Sound.

The marinas are backed up somewhat every year. Where we keep our boat they have almost all the boats back in the water.

Take your foulies and your sweatshirts. Pack a pair of gloves some extra coffee and hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps of course. Get our their and sail.


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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Forecast has changed some. Looks like some good wind for the weekend. No excuses on the weather😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊
West winds mean you can go anywhere 😄😄😄😄😄😄
10-15 knots means you can sail, if it's gusty that why sails have reef points in them.

Only glitch may be a few storms Saturday night...but you can be anchored somewhere.

Sunday it will be cool at 60 but that beat 95

Have a fun weekend and look for Haleakula to be out enjoying the sailing....have fun....fair seas
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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

This weekend there is a paddle boarding race around Sandy Point and across the Bay at the Bay Bridge. Starts Saturday at 9:00.

Stay away!

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