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Rich - I just dropped a few UY2 connectors in the mail to you.

As I mentioned before, the UY2s did not work for splicing my wires together. They are great for the appropriate wires, because you don't need to strip off any insulation.

I just ordered a couple of these terminal blocks to try next (8 screw version, not the 10 screw that's shown):



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They're made to solder into PCBs, but I'll just put some liquid electrical tape over the solder pins to prevent short circuiting. I'll have to strip the tips of each wire pair, then put them into each hole and screw down to hold them together. We'll see if that works. Not marine grade, but it's the only thing I can come up with at this point.
I've run into a very puzzling problem with the wires that I'm trying to splice. I created a new topic for it so as not to continue the thread drift here. I'd appreciate your comments:


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Lots of wind this am. Left the slip and flew beam reached with only a furled 135 and no jib doing 6+ knots with a dirty bottom. Beautiful sunny day and warmed up by 3 to 65.

Before we left we replaced all the gaskets in our 33 year hatches. Was actually pretty easy.

Anchored up in Maynadier Creek up the Severn and enjoyed a big bowl of homemade matzo ball soup and brisket I made at home. Still testing out all the systems.

After next weekend of sailing Haleakula gets lift out and bottom painted with Petit Ultima 60 a great paint. Our has lasted 3 years . Bottom Paint is not the place we decide to go economy.

We will also take the opportunity to polish the hull. We use Mainsails method to the T and have great results in the past.

Another beautiful day forecasted tomorrow.nothing like waking up and enjoying coffee at anchor.
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Back at the barn. Lazy sail down the Severn to the Bay and then a few tacks across and back. We sailed the length of the Severn with only 2 other boats seen till we hit the Academy.

Seriously beautiful idellic weather and sky. Wind was light but we were able to move. WArmed up quickly to 70 after a early morning chill of 49.

Just like we enjoy the bonus October days, we love early spring. The advantage of keeping the boat in the water means we don't have to wait in line behind others who have blocked us in. Once we get Haleakula ready ...and dewinterize we can start the sailing season.

Breakfast was lox and bagels with Konya coffee And grilled golden pineapple. We had the creek to ourselves with spring/ summer birds all around us and two very active woodpeckers banging away.
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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I got out today on the Severn and saw no sails at all. The wind and weather were perfect.

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Dan, if you can sing and play the keyboard, I could find you more work than you could handle. You just need to be able to meet those two prerequisites first.

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Thanks Gary, but I haven't played any musical instrument very well and my singing is limited to when I'm alone driving down the road... where no one can hear me.

Thanks for the offer but I think I need to keep looking.
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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Unfortunately, the mighty Susquehanna River is a sea of mud strewn with debris from Conowingo Dam. The power company opened about 4 flood gates this past week, which dumps huge quantities of flotsam into the river and upper bay. Much of this consists of driftwood ranging in size from sticks the diameter of your forearm to logs the size of telephone polls - stuff that could really damage your boat. Consequently, the marina decided to not launch my boat until later this coming week - just to be on the safe side.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Got down to boat today to do hull waxing.
Like the guy said after he flew from LA to Boston, "boy are my arms tired"


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

The admiral was away for the weekend and I was planning on doing some work and getting some sail time in. Unfortunately I had a bit of a foot problem and could barely walk so I decided it wasn't safe to sail so I chose to just hobble around the boat doing the things I could. Installed a new fume sniffer with automatic blower relay. Re-commissioned the fresh water tank for the season. Replaced the zinc in the heat exchanger. Lubed the mainsail track. Cleaned up some wiring around the motor and put it in a loom. Watched some masters golf. Might have had a beer or two.

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The admiral was away for the weekend and I was planning on doing some work and getting some sail time in. Unfortunately I had a bit of a foot problem and could barely walk so I decided it wasn't safe to sail so I chose to just hobble around the boat doing the things I could. Installed a new fume sniffer with automatic blower relay. Re-commissioned the fresh water tank for the season. Replaced the zinc in the heat exchanger. Lubed the mainsail track. Cleaned up some wiring around the motor and put it in a loom. Watched some masters golf. Might have had a beer or two.
Sorry about the foot problem, hope it gets some better. I'm up in New York and can't get to Baltimore this week. Yesterday it was sunny with a nice breeze here and it made me really want to be out! I flew over Baltimore Monday on the way to see grandkids in Michigan and didn't see a single sail out. Well, that will change soon! Hope to get down there and get Pendragon commissioned next week.
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I got out today on the Severn and saw no sails at all. The wind and weather were perfect.
Wow, I'm surprised to hear that. Maybe everyone was doing their pre-launch work?

I spent Saturday supervising our club's "Fitting Out Day" where we clean up the house and grounds and rig our club boats for the season.
After that, I spent the bulk of the rest of the weekend demolishing and removing a Bradford pear tree that was threatening to come down on the house. Sunday afternoon was spent hosting the CHESSS Open House and Social in Annapolis.

I'm leaving work shortly to go sailing for the rest of the day.
...and maybe tomorrow.

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