Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
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?
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