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Looks like Saturday is shaping up to be the day to be on the water sailing!!

Wind is predicted to be lighter Sunday and Monday.

Of course, it's been known to change!!
 

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I am almost embarrassed to say this weekend will be our first sail of the season!!! We're hoping to head over to the Wye or up the Chester, not that it matters much where, as long as we get out. We had a lot of projects, some were a result of starting another (well honey, since we have 1/3 of the headliner down why don't we just replace it all...ok honey, that sounds easy enough...LOL), you know the drill ;)

A couple of little projects to finish Friday, then we'll head out early Saturday morning through Monday.

I'm looking forward to having a working depth gauge once again and getting to know my new sailing instruments.

The engine is no longer leaking fuel with a refurbished injector pump :)
(By the way, I have to give a big kudos to Arundel Injectors near BWI Airport, they were very professional, completed the work with-in two days after I dropped it off, and charged a fair price IMO, even painted the thing!)

No leaks with the new pennent and trough hull hose.

The hull looks great (thanks to Mainesail and his tips).

And lastly, I am excited to see how the new traveler works and the set up we did.

Give us a shout if any of you see us out there; S/V Windgeist, Tartan 37, blue canvas, white hull, dingy davit :)
 

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I'll probably be heading over to the Miles River area myself. I always think that one should never head to the Miles River on a holiday weekend because of the powerboat wakes, yet I seem to do it way more than would make sense otherwise.

I'll keep an eye out for Windgeist. BTW, T37, was that you that I ran into and who actually recognized me in the new Whole Foods a couple weeks back?

Jeff
 

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I'll probably be heading over to the Miles River area myself. I always think that one should never head to the Miles River on a holiday weekend because of the powerboat wakes, yet I seem to do it way more than would make sense otherwise.

I'll keep an eye out for Windgeist. BTW, T37, was that you that I ran into and who actually recognized me in the new Whole Foods a couple weeks back?

Jeff
Yup, that was me, you are a celebrity around these parts...didnt you know that? :) It was good to see you, if only for a quick chat. I was there checking out the Whole Foods Culinary Center they just added. We will be teaching some classes there, I'm doing on for fun on hand rolled pasta, should be fun, if it goes.
 

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I'll be setting sail from Annapolis 'round about 10:30 tomorrow AM heading "Down the Bay" in pursuit of the Virginia Cruising Cup. This will be my first trip down the bay and my first really long distance race. I'll be crew on Nereid, a Tartan 40 in the PHRF B fleet.
Weatherwise, I hope something changes and we get a bit more wind than forecast, or at least an unforecast change in direction. Most any change would be an improvement to the light winds out of the south forecast for the expected duration of the race.

I think its going to be a lot of fun and will be a great chance to experience parts of the bay to revisit at a more leisiurely pace on our own boat in the future.

Bill
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Not my first sail of the season but I'm surely looking forward to being on the Chesapeake again this weekend. The Rock Hall Sailing Club will host a point-to-point race and group overnight anchor, destination to be determined on Saturday morning in order to take advantage of prevailing winds. Hail Rhythm sould you happen to see her...I'll be glad to meet you.

Fair Winds...MGM
 

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Our first sail of the season begins Saturday. We will head south for 10-12 days (retired) with stops at Crisfield, Onancock and Cape Charles municipal harbor. (We drag too much lead to fit into Kings Ck.) Warm, sunny weather would be nice, but not essential.

Cape Charles was a favorite stop, despite a "rustic", though very hospitable, municipal harbor. They are involved in a fairly major renovation of the harbor with 44 new floating docks planned. Maybe we'll find one or two ready & available for rent.

The town of Cape Charles is a short walk (across the RR tracks) and was a delight 4-years ago. In any case, we always find a way to enjoy time on the boat and look forward to it after 6-long months off.

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The renovated Cape Charles Hotel was quite a nice treat last time I was there.

Our first sail of the season begins Saturday. We will head south for 10-12 days (retired) with stops at Crisfield, Onancock and Cape Charles municipal harbor. (We drag too much lead to fit into Kings Ck.) Warm, sunny weather would be nice, but not essential.

Cape Charles was a favorite stop, despite a "rustic", though very hospitable, municipal harbor. They are involved in a fairly major renovation of the harbor with 44 new floating docks planned. Maybe we'll find one or two ready & available for rent.

The town of Cape Charles is a short walk (across the RR tracks) and was a delight 4-years ago. In any case, we always find a way to enjoy time on the boat and look forward to it after 6-long months off.

Wayne
A small step into the past and a very comfortable way to pass a few stormy days.
 

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We'll be out this weekend too. We've never actually been to the Miles over Memorial Day Weekend, so why not? Leaving tomorrow to visit a friend on Kent Island then on to the Wye to find our sailing club and then St. Michael's.

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With my boat finally in the water and everything seems to be working I am going to spend Saturday sailing and maybe some Sunday. I have "projects" to go around home. Its a shame the weather brakes so good during the week and T-Storms for the weekend... Memorial Day weekend seems to always be a disappointment weather wise. I can remember too many Mem day weekends spent in the cabin listening to rain on the deck...
 

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Well this too is my first weekend on the water this season. Mandolin was on the hard for a month getting her bottom repainted and polished up. Regular off season maintenance and now she is ready to go! So are we! We are meeting our friends in Eagle Cove and then spending the second night up in the Bodkin. Not far distances but if the weather holds as predicted, we will spend some time just sailing around north of the bridge. This schedule leaves plenty of time for visiting with people who we haven't seen in a while.

From the sound of it, we will not be alone out there. There looks to be lots of other boats the forecast sounds like the weather will be better than the usual Memorial Weekend forecast as well. That will bring more people out. Let's hope the winds materialize!

Have a great weekend! See ya out on the Bay.

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This is just awful, I'm gonna sound like such a snob ... but ... we try not to go out during holiday weekends when the Bay is so crowded. I'd rather anchor out on say, a Tuesday or Wednesday and have the Bay to ourselves. We're watching the madness from the security of our slip.

In any case, Dan starts sailing with the Naval Academy Sunday - local sailing for a week, then leading a Delmarva the next week - going clockwise LOL.
 

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Ah.. Memorial day weekend... hot dogs, burgers, sailing, peaceful coves and anchorages..... And 15 million powerboat launchings!
 

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This is just awful, I'm gonna sound like such a snob ... but ... we try not to go out during holiday weekends when the Bay is so crowded. I'd rather anchor out on say, a Tuesday or Wednesday and have the Bay to ourselves.
I don't blame you a bit!!
 

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I'm heading to solomon's island on saturday, and will meet up with a friend on a big cat for a sail and drinks on sunday. Should be a good time.
 

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Haeding up to Whorton Creek on Saturday and maybe Swan on Sunday of the weather looks like it will hold for Monday.

Last weekend replaced the holding tank, all new trident 101 hoses, new toliet, mascerator, and placed a ball valve at the out hose of the tank to keep the refuse in the tank until pumpout time and none in the hoses. The boat sure smells a whole lot sweeter.

Three weeks ago we replaced our batteries with 6 new 6 volt AGM Lifelines giving us 660ah (400usable) and a truecharge2 40 amp charger, and xantrex echo charger for the starting battery. All projects are done now except one, installing an new autopilot.

Its time to sail now. Will sneak down some weekdays to installthe device.

Chef, May see you crossing the bay.


Dave
 

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The lastest & not so greatest...

Well the weather looks about normal for a Chesapeake Memorial day weekend, but I don't care, it could be snowing, there could be a boat every other foot...we're going sailing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Now how does that Weax apply to the Gulf of Mexico?? :laugher
 
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