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The marina is still working on the soft spot on our deck. It was supposed to be done this past Friday but because of the bad weather I'm not pushing them to get it finished. Yet. In any case John is working in Nevada for the next few weeks and on Thursday I'm heading to Bermuda to visit family so we have no sails planned.

I know the Chesapeake SNers will be on their best behaviour while Jeff is here by himself. I'll peek in occasionally in between Dark n Stormy rounds.

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Glorious sailing day.

We sailed Haleakula up to our old sailing grounds on the Patapsco to have her yearly spa treatment. Scenery changed with the dismantling of the old Steel mill.

I participated in having her put in the slings and going through the whole process. Amazing to see 15,000 lbs pulled out of the water and the bottom revealed. Haleakula was botttom painted last yeR with Ultima 60. She came out clean. Minimal slime and ZERO barnacles. We decided to add another coat. The prop was amazing. First time I ever used Prop Speed. Expensive at $200. The blade came out as it was put in last yeR. ZERO growth and shining in the sun. I was incredulous as Iíd never had but minimal luck of one season with the Petit stuff. The application of it is very detailed and specific, and the results astounding.

She is being waxed either tomorrow or Tuesday weather permitting and Donna and I are putting a boot stripe on her if we can while she is out.

Where is this being done. Old Bay Marina, Old Rhode Bay. One of the SN keeps his boat there. Best price around in this working marina.

Hopefully picking her up Saturday AM.


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Quick shakedown sail today before flying to Milwaukee for the week. Long list of stuff to fix. Water pump leaking like crazy, will replace crappy Sherwood with Oberdorfer. Lots of electronic gremlins - my Raymarine ST60 sounded a couple of low water alarms in my slip before leaving - it kept showing 3.5 ft (same as we saw in Bohemia River), then jumping back to 12 ft that we have in our slip. Wind transducer was 30 degrees out of alignment - that was easily fixed. (If you saw some guy driving around in circles, that was me.)

Most disburbingly, my autopilot remote control loses reception more than 4 ft from the tranmitter. It used to work all the way from the bow, and Iíd routinely use it at the mast to tweak the boatís direction when raising the mainsail. Canít do it any more. New batteries didnít fix it. Anyone have suggestions?

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Sitting here in Portsmouth/Norfolk sightseeing and trying to decide where to go to next. Have almost 3 weeks till I'm scheduled to be in DC so if any of you locals have suggestions lets "hear" them.

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If you are looking for waterfront towns try Yorktown,Onancock, and Tangier. Also maybe Fishing Bay in Deltaville.

Remote anchorage try Mobjack Bay orCorotoman River.

When you hit the lower Potomac there are plenty of great creeks for hanging out. Try a trip up to historic St Mary's City.

Hope this helps.
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Everything helps

Cape Charles looks interesting and there is what looks to be a decent anchorage outside. Yet thereís no active captain reviews for anchoring there. Anyone know of a reason?

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I forgot Cape Charles. It's a good spot with some good restaurants and a beach. Most of the homes have nice flower gardens.

The anchorage outside is pretty unprotected and right in front of a noisy cement plant. It doesn't bother some folks but it drives me nuts. You might find a place to anchor inside the harbor but it would be pretty tight and the Coast Guard station is right there. The town marina is good with new floating docks. Then there's the Oyster Farm country club.

If you head that way,don t miss the concrete victory ships at Kiptopeke - a nice lunch stop.
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I went down to the boat Sunday morning to replace the house batteries. The old bank was 5 years old and hadnít been particularly babied. Picked up replacement wet cell golf cart batteries for $64 each during a one-day sale at Samís Club. Those prices took away any temptation to switch to a more exotic battery.

Iím seeing mixed forecasts for Memorial Day weekend but hoping we can get out for our first overnight.
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Sitting here in Portsmouth/Norfolk sightseeing and trying to decide where to go to next. Have almost 3 weeks till I'm scheduled to be in DC so if any of you locals have suggestions lets "hear" them.
Go up the James river and visit some of the plantations and Jamestown. The few people that you see will stare at you as if/because they've never seen a sailboat before. The really loud splashes you will hear are Atlantic sturgeon.

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