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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I will never forget sailing the Tartan home in 25-30 on the nose last fall.
It absolutely ate it up. It didn't shudder, flex or pound. It pointed well and didn't force me to sail far out of my way.

I don't enjoy beating up my boat but I'm grateful that it's so well built.

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Must be seeing something different . I think a good wind weekend which all will be pining for in mid July

Today , miserable,

Tomorrow showers but not a steady rain most of the time just overcast with the front coming through mid afternoon with the appropriate wind shift from SW to W. Good wind. Certainly not a reason not to sail 40% chance of rain

Sunday - good wind , W, brisk temps. Perfect sailing day to go N/S on theBay

Looking to anchor in protected spot Sat night, probably Broad Creek , Magothy. It's protected by the big hill from W/ NW gusts

Don't be scared off by a little rain. Imagine if we were in the Pacific NW or Maine where rain is a piece of the sailing culture.
Do you notice anything different between these two boats? I've got nowhere to hide! We'll see. Forecasts have been wrong before.
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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Well, I've removed the old spreaders, attached new spreader bases, made new spreaders, two new compression tubes, reattached the windvane, renewed/replaced some blocks, and reinforced all six chainplates with 1/4" aluminum bar stock. I'm thinking of installing steps since I've got the mast down, anyway. I'd like to stop the wires slapping within the mast - any ideas besides using zip ties? Can I just stuff a pool noodle up there and call it done?

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Do you notice anything different between these two boats? I've got nowhere to hide! We'll see. Forecasts have been wrong before.
Understand the protection thing....good foulies help too...you have a good boat

Just saying I use the SailFlow forecast which I have found to be much more accurate and detailed as well as point on the water data than the General Marine Forecast Ap which should be nicknamed Chamber of Commerce Forecast Ap they are so off so many times

In any case we'll reef if it's heavy, but we'll enjoy the sailing wind while we have it.


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Our target is to cruise every other weekend, so my wife is a little selective with her conditions. She'll stay home this weekend while I adjust the stuffing box and do other punch list items on the boat.

Hoping for a 4 day long weekend next week, and up to a week at Memorial Day.

My captain license book arrived today.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Willy, lots of folks stuff pool noodles inside the mast for this exact reason. The best option, some claim, is to install an ABS plastic conduit pipe, but the wires still slap around, but not as loudly.

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Willy, lots of folks stuff pool noodles inside the mast for this exact reason. The best option, some claim, is to install an ABS plastic conduit pipe, but the wires still slap around, but not as loudly.

Good luck,

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I second the ties way. When I originally bought Haleakula years ago the PO had stuff noodles in the mast. We began finding fine black powder in the bilge and all over as the water eventually turned the noodle into powdered dust. It was a mess to clean up.

While you have the mast down is the best time to do the Conduit thing. Also the best time to put an extra messenger line in.....just because.....lol
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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

While Kaimana is still on the hard but getting closer to finished, I've gotten to race OPB the last three Wednesdays. Yay for friends with boats!

I finally finished my work on the rudder and she's ready for barrier and bottom paint. The keel got the last layer of Bar-Rust and is ready for serious sanding/fairing. Then the hull gets the fairing sanded, and hull and keel get paint. I took our old/broken teak railings to Litewoods so they can make us new ones - need those rails on the cabin top. Our new thru-hull is in. I left one winch unserviced so I could show Jon how to take it apart, clean and rebuild it properly. I will test the bilge pump per the instructions this weekend and if it continues not to work will contact the company next week. I prefer to not splash without a working bilge pump! I'm finally at the stage where I can compound and wax - she's already looking shiny! Jon has been practicing so he can make some electronics adjustments with his new wire cutters/strippers/crimpers and heat gun and heat shrinks. Fun fun.

I really hope we get finished with the current projects and get in the water in the next 1-2 weeks. Weather permitting.


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I suggest that you get some decent ratcheted crimpers. The cutter/stipper/crimper tool will not produce a quality crimp.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

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I suggest that you get some decent ratcheted crimpers. The cutter/stipper/crimper tool will not produce a quality crimp.
Done.

The stripper is separate from the crimper, the latter being the not-pro ratcheting model that Maine Sail sells.
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