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Location: Swarthmore, PA
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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
I was going to wait a couple more weeks to winterize on the hard, but with sub-freezing temps forecast for 5 of the next 7 nights, and being out of town this coming week, I had to push up my plans and finish the job in the beautiful weather on Thursday. I'm glad I did, because tonight was forecast to go down to 30°F, but right now I'm staring at my outdoor thermometer which says 27°F.
Those of you with boats on the water don't have to worry, because immersing your hull in warmer water will keep your boat fine for awhile longer. Also, I'm further north up here in Pennsylvania.
But the season is definitely closing in for us fair weather sailors, and I don't feel like I've missed out too much by hauling out two weeks ago. My mainsail is with Chuck O'Malley at Chesapeake Sailmakers for refurbishing.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, OUPV and 50 Ton Master
ASA Certified 101/103/104/105/106
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2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Wing Keel Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall Landing Marina