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Well here's to the New Year and may all have a great year for sailing.

Haleakula had to be rested on land a few weeks ago as a late fall hitting a submerged object in Cornfield Creek seems to have injured the keel bolt under the mast. There was a steady filling up of the bilge over time and it wasn't safe leaving her in her normal winter berth in her slip.

The mast will be pulled in a week oe so to access the damage, but there was evidence along the leaing edge and one side of the keel. It will give us he opportunity to doing some work conditioning thru hulls as well as put a New steaming light on the mast. Donna has finished all he new cushions.

The Ultima 60 we put on 3 seasons ago was still going strong.

Well March 15 won't be far away.

Good health and New Years to all our Chessie friends.
 
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Sorry to hear of your troubles Chef. I am sure you will get it all sorted out soon.
2013 was a great year for us logging over 1500 Nautical Miles in a Midwestern 6 Month Season.
Here is to looking for another 1500 in 2014.
Happy New Year to all!
 

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Happy new year Dave. Sorry to hear of your keel issue. We had ours rebed last year. Our bilge was filling rather quickly. Yard said ours was one the harder he's worked with in 30 years. Not sure if your CB model is same. Best of luck!
 

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Dave, sorry to hear about smacking one of Cornfield Creek's many rocks and boulders - lots of em in there, though. I spend a lot of time down there and love the area for sailing, but the black flies have taken their toll on my legs over the years.

Will there be another Sailnet Rendezvous in 2014, and if so, will it be at the same location? Just would like to know so I can schedule it on my very busy calendar.

Thanks in advance, Dave,

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Dave,

Sorry about the keel! Seems 2013 wasn't your best sailing year. Happy New Year and here's to a great 2014 for sailing!
 

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Dave, sorry to hear about smacking one of Cornfield Creek's many rocks and boulders - lots of em in there, though. I spend a lot of time down there and love the area for sailing, but the black flies have taken their toll on my legs over the years.

Will there be another Sailnet Rendezvous in 2014, and if so, will it be at the same location? Just would like to know so I can schedule it on my very busy calendar.

Thanks in advance, Dave,

Gary :cool:
This is interesting, and valuable knowledge. It's not like the Chesapeake has many rocky areas to worry about.
 

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We can use this thread to discuss our sailing plans as we have in the past.
 
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I'd like to try some new launches this year. Maybe Havre de Grace? Or the ramp near Inner Harbor? Those ramps at Sandy Point are SO nice for single-handed launching though.
 

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I'd like to try some new launches this year. Maybe Havre de Grace? Or the ramp near Inner Harbor? Those ramps at Sandy Point are SO nice for single-handed launching though.
My sail club has used the ramp at Canton and had no complaints.
 

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It's hard to beat the State launch facility at Sandy Point State Park. I believe it's one of the largest and best maintained in the nation. There are several ramps in Havre de Grace, and you should NOT use the one at Jean Roberts Park - it is silted in badly and at low tide it would be impossible to get in or our. Better off using the one at Tydings Park. That water at low tide there is about 3 feet.

There's a country ramp in the Susquehanna River just upriver of Perryville on River Road. Great ramp but can be quite crowded on weekends. There's one at Owens Marina too, which is where I keep my boat - $7 a launch.

The Rocks in Cornfield Harbor and Cornfield Creek are not natural. Just outside the mouth of the creek is Jobs Rock, which is a series of concrete chunks that were dumped there many years ago to create oyster habitat. I believe the hard stuff inside the creek is there for the same reason.

About 6 miles up the Potomac on the north shore is where I usually anchor up inside Smith Creek. I also have access to a private marina there as well, which makes it nice in summer when you need electricity for the AC. The creek is fairly deep and well protected when the weather gets nasty.

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Thanks for the suggestions. If I launch at Owens we'll have to have a drink, Gary!
 

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I plan to sail in 2014 :)
Dave, I'm dismasted at Ferry Point doing the chainplate hustle :)
The way the temps have been I am actually glad to be out this year
 

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It's hard to beat the State launch facility at Sandy Point State Park. I believe it's one of the largest and best maintained in the nation. There are several ramps in Havre de Grace, and you should NOT use the one at Jean Roberts Park - it is silted in badly and at low tide it would be impossible to get in or our. Better off using the one at Tydings Park. That water at low tide there is about 3 feet.

There's a country ramp in the Susquehanna River just upriver of Perryville on River Road. Great ramp but can be quite crowded on weekends. There's one at Owens Marina too, which is where I keep my boat - $7 a launch.

The Rocks in Cornfield Harbor and Cornfield Creek are not natural. Just outside the mouth of the creek is Jobs Rock, which is a series of concrete chunks that were dumped there many years ago to create oyster habitat. I believe the hard stuff inside the creek is there for the same reason.

About 6 miles up the Potomac on the north shore is where I usually anchor up inside Smith Creek. I also have access to a private marina there as well, which makes it nice in summer when you need electricity for the AC. The creek is fairly deep and well protected when the weather gets nasty.

Cheers,

Gary :cool:
Gary,

We are talking about two different Cornfield Creeks. There are no rocks in the Cornfield Creek on the Magothy near Eagles Nest where I hit something.

Dave
 

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So Dave, any thoughts for getting together this year, and when? Maybe a get together before the 15th of March to talk sailing plans for the summer??????
 

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Really haven't decided on a date or whether to even be the organizer . My wife and I have done it for 5 years now and have loved doing it. We have met and established a great circle of sailing friend by doing it

it does take some work and sometimes some attendees were less than kind or downright aggravating with their own agendas.

I was elected Rear Commo of our club and its taking a lot of my time and will for the next few years as I go up the ranks.

We are certainly up for getting together or meeting up



So Dave, any thoughts for getting together this year, and when? Maybe a get together before the 15th of March to talk sailing plans for the summer??????
 

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I managed to get out for a quick sail on Monday afternoon - 'twas quite nice with temperatures in the 50s and the wind between 10 and 15, I would guess.

It seems most days this last month or so that we've had reasonable temperatures, it's been either raining or too blustery to go out sailing. We had some ice covering the river where our pier is back around Thanksgiving, but, curiously, not when the weather dropped to the single digits recently.
 

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Yes, it's been a crappy January. The wind blew like crazy during the single digit days. Often, the water being in motion will inhibit freezing.

I've been trying to satisfy myself with brightwork. :(
 
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