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So Chaney bought Rockhold Creek Marina also?

I knew they bought Shipwright but hadn't heard anything about Rockhold Creek.

Learn something almost every time I stop by Sailnet.
Yep, that's what I heard. They bought it and Galahad Marine is managing it.

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Sunday turned out to be a glorious day for a sail, a bit windy with some pretty wild gusts at times but beautiful. When I first was clearing the creek, it was still cloudy, damp, and cold. As I turned into the wind to raise sails, I was confronted with square whitecaps, and some gusts that heeled the boat before the sails were even raised. I thought what's wrong with me going out in this crap. Any sensible senior citizen would be home on the sofa petting the cats.

But once I got sails up and things tidied up, and the boat settled down, it was a real romp of a sail. Even nicer, once the clouds cleared and sun came out it warmed up pretty quickly. I made a very fast trip out towards Thomas Point, made a quick pass through Annapolis Harbor and buzzed the tourists strolling at the end of the city dock, and made a quick trip home, dropping sails at the end of my pier and wasting not a moment of sailing time. Of course, I was back in the slip with the sails down and folded before the serious winds kicked in.

The only casualty was my backstay adjuster pennant. I had been planning to replace it since it had started to fray where it was in the cleat when the backstay was really honked down on. The cover gave up the ghost when I pulled in a lot of mast bend during a particularly gusty portion of the sail. When I got back to the dock, I replaced it with a piece of salvaged Kevlar cored main halyard that I had kept around for the past half dozen years for just that purpose.

It was one heck of a windy night. At one point, this morning Thomas Point was showing an ambient wind of 38 knots with gusts to 42. I think that I was sensibly petting the cats at that point in time.

Speaking of senior citizens, has anyone heard from Gary in a while?

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I have corresponded with Gary ( traveling easy) , He is still around😀🌪 Doing ok and getting ready to work on his boat.
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I have corresponded with Gary ( traveling easy) , He is still around😀🌪 Doing ok and getting ready to work on his boat.
Thank you Dave. I had not seen him around and had gotten worried about him.

Tomorrow looks like a mandatory sailing day!

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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Visited Haleakula yesterday. Got the winter canvas off yesterday and made Ali see the of mine or projects and commissioning stuff.,

We put the dodger and Bimini on, Donna tweaked it over the winter as last year was new and it always comes with minor adjustments. Plan is to start going down weekends now. Probably start the Yanmar next Saturday and recondition all the fresh water systems. Take a tour ok f alone fittings with the rachet set, amazing how some loosen up. We'll wait a few weekends for the dinghy.

Plans are to take her to Hartages on West for a short haul and waxing as well as rig inspection , a new Raymarine wind IInstrument (birds got to the last one), and akeel check.

All in prep for a mid May 3 week trip to Newport, Cuttyhunk, Sag Harbor, Greenport, Northporg and other stops on the LI Sound.
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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Hey,

The weather mid May is very ‘interesting’ on the Long Island sound. The water is still cold and it can be rough.

Please let me know when you’re in my area( port Jeff) . I’d love to get together.

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The weather mid May is very ‘interesting’ on the Long Island sound. The water is still cold and it can be rough.

Please let me know when you’re in my area( port Jeff) . I’d love to get together.

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Looks like around May 21 - May 30 area.
Would love to get together
Last time we were up we stopped in Mt Siani and anchored overnight. Thiink we spotted you boat. Do you still keep it there?


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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I headed to the boatyard today to wet sand the bottom. Temperature under the canvas cover was 99°F. After 30 minutes of setup I was ready, but then realized the water is still turned off. It will be on by tomorrow. I did 1/3 of the boat from a bucket (filled at the clubhouse), but it was slow going, so I stopped and dry sanded the shaft and masked off anodes to prep for zinc paint. It was too windy to spray it today.

Hoping for April 14 splash, but various factors may delay it by a month.

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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Hello

BTW - I tried to PM you but you have too many messages.

My boat is still in Mt. Sinai.

Please let me know your plans for being in my area.

Regarding the Mystic area, there is over 6' of water on the approach to Spicers. You do need to stay to the east of the green markers. There are mooring and slips.

I have stayed at Spicers twice. Last year I was in Noank twice on the C&C 35 I race on. We stayed at Noank Shipyard on the east side of Morgan point. Noank Shipyard also has moorings and plenty of water. It is not a fancy place but was OK. There are some restaurants near by but nothing great. I actually bought my 110 from Spring Yacht sales further up towards Mystic. There were plenty of good restaurants near there. If you want touristy then go to Mystic. if you're just stopping for the night then Spicers or Noank Shipyard will be faster.

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Hello

BTW - I tried to PM you but you have too many messages.

My boat is still in Mt. Sinai.

Please let me know your plans for being in my area.

Regarding the Mystic area, there is over 6' of water on the approach to Spicers. You do need to stay to the east of the green markers. There are mooring and slips.

I have stayed at Spicers twice. Last year I was in Noank twice on the C&C 35 I race on. We stayed at Noank Shipyard on the east side of Morgan point. Noank Shipyard also has moorings and plenty of water. It is not a fancy place but was OK. There are some restaurants near by but nothing great. I actually bought my 110 from Spring Yacht sales further up towards Mystic. There were plenty of good restaurants near there. If you want touristy then go to Mystic. if you're just stopping for the night then Spicers or Noank Shipyard will be faster.

Keep in touch.

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Thanks for the info.

We thought we'd stay a couple nights or 3 , in a marina in either Noank ( Spicers ) or the Mystic Yacht Yard (Old Brewers ) in Mystic. Probably rent an SUV and take a day in Newport and take the ferry to Block ( though we may mooring there. We've been to both many time and it give us more time to spend in Montauk, Sag Harbor, Greenport. Also SanderO suggested we do a tour around Shelter Island.

Our trip this time will be to revisit some of the places we been to previous trips but also try some new stuff. We love the forks area arpt the end of LI. May forgo Montauk for 3 Mile Harbor. Most of that part will be anchoring/ moorings except Greenport where we may go to Mitchel for a few days in a slip and reprovision. I like Sag where we may take a mooring or anchor by Shelter Island and dinghy over. We are going to play that part of the trip by feel. On the way back to the Chessie we will probably stop in Mattituck, a gem and of course Northport ( we have history there. )

Since we are retiring soon and will be back, we know better to do too much as it is our vacation. It was great to get three straight weeks off.

Love to get together with you and Sander when we are visiting. Any tips are greatly appreciated including restaurants. We cook onboard a lot, but my wife deserves today out...lol.

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Spent yesterday commissioning Haleakula for the new sailing season. Donna and I cleaned all ty being terior cabinets, reinstalled the filled propane tanks, polished the interior wood, put the grill , lifesling, and horshoe back on the rail.

Figures...snow flurries tonight.


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