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The admiral invited guests for a sail this weekend...and neither of them are boaters. Naturally the winds are predicted to be strong enough that we'll probably have to reef down to a handkerchief in order to keep them comfortable. Damn the luck...

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The admiral invited guests for a sail this weekend...and neither of them are boaters. Naturally the winds are predicted to be strong enough that we'll probably have to reef down to a handkerchief in order to keep them comfortable. Damn the luck...
I'm sorry, were you just b1tching about going sailing on your boat? On Easter weekend when most people are locked up on shore, with annoying family? Could be worse, ya know.

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I'm sorry, were you just b1tching about going sailing on your boat? On Easter weekend when most people are locked up on shore, with annoying family? Could be worse, ya know.
Guilty as charged....

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I'm sorry, were you just b1tching about going sailing on your boat? On Easter weekend when most people are locked up on shore, with annoying family? Could be worse, ya know.
Looks like 10-15 with gusts to 22 on Sunday only. Certainly good sailing weather.

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The admiral invited guests for a sail this weekend...and neither of them are boaters.
Remember to tell them that everyone sits.

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Down at the boat looking forward to a couple of nice sailing days. Perfect sleeping weather. No bugs. No people. No noise.

Winds look good tomorrow. We have our 135 on for the heavier spring cool air. Meanswe rarely have to reef unless it's gusty or 25 plus.
Picked up some nice Rockfish filets at Wegmans for dinner tomorrow. They had 3 Mile Island size blackberries on sale for $4.99 a quart too.

Continuation of Spring bonus sailing days.


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Going to Baltimore Tuesday, hope to get the engine in commission, maybe do a couple of the winches. I also need to look at an inverter that doesn't seem to be working. A few other odds and ends and the boat will be ready for day sails. Needs a rebuild on the (Groco K) head for cruising. Can't wait!

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Anchored in Hopkins Creek on the Severn all by ourselves

Saw more sailboats out today. Winds started light but now are 12 steady with occasional gusts to 20

Getting ready for dinner, but we have been watching an Ibis on the shore hunting for insects for an hour
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Had an awesome 3 hour sail this afternoon sans guests. Tomorrow will be the Admiral, our son and me. Should be a blast if the wind forecast holds. Swapped out the 135 for the 110 to make it more balanced tomorrow. We'll change back if it is lighter than predicted. The shorts will be
out so make sure you have your extra strength sunglasses on if you venture towards the Patapsco...my legs could be blinding��

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Happy Easter to all who celebrate.

Work related activities have put me behind on my pre-launch schedule. Nevertheless, I've gotten a lot done during the evenings the past week. I fixed a leak through my LP tank locker by carefully cutting out all the old caulk and resealing with 3M 4000UV. I fixed a leak around my compression post with multple applications of Cap'n Tolley's. Bottom sanded: whoever suggested wet sanding with drywall screen on a ceiling pole was a genius. I got the whole bottom sanded in under two hours. Bottom painted, and I came back two days later to move the stands and paint the missed spots. I did the full Maine Sail polish the last two days, including wet sanding the boot stripe to restore it to full deep blue color. I am pleasantly surprised that my freeboard is actually less than my previous smaller boat. Waxing started today and will finish tomorrow. The hull topsides look amazing.

Still remaining (in no particular order): remove the cover, install refurbished dodger and bimini, install new anode, Barnacle Barrier on the shaft and prop, hook up batteries and charger, test the motor out and let her run to full temperature. Then there's all the other stuff to do after splashing, which is tentatively scheduled for this Friday morning.

Work related things are going to be much less predictable this summer, but we're still hoping to get a lot of long weekends and a couple week-long cruises. We really want to explore the Chester River more extensively than we did last time.

I also received my USCG medical certificate this week, so hopefully my OUPV/Master license will come before long.

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