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Chesapeake Sailors

Interested in sailing the Chesapeake Bay

Location: Virginia
Members: 56
Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2013

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Bermuda Ocean Race (BOR) 2012

Started by Captain Ron Mar 28, 2013. 0 Replies

Planning DelMarVa sail May 25-June 3

Started by Captain Ron. Last reply by Captain Ron Jun 2, 2011. 6 Replies

Races with Cruising class

Started by David Runkle. Last reply by Larry Wilson Apr 9, 2011. 3 Replies

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Comment by Larry Wilson on November 30, 2013 at 5:33pm

It's two days after Thanksgiving and the boat is still in the water, and waiting for a warmer day to go sailing. Boat's in Deltaville if anyone is interested, give me a shout!! 

Comment by Captain Ron on March 28, 2013 at 7:37pm

Planning on attending 2013 Beneteau Rendezvous at the Osprey Point Marina and Yacht Club, Rock Hall, May 31 – June 2, 2013.  Crewing on BigBoatBob's (Bro. Bob) Beneteau 423 "Breezing Up".  Reserved slip at the marina.  Any among "SeaKnoters", coming, give us a hail.

Comment by Larry Wilson on March 27, 2013 at 9:02pm

Sailing Monday April 1, 2013. Daysail out of Deltaville,Va. Temps in the 70's. Cloudy. Great sailing weather. Holler if you want to come  along.

Comment by John Berens on June 6, 2012 at 8:12pm

Hi Guys,  Health forces this reluctantly.

See Annapolisyachtsales and look for CAL34.  This is a very special boat.

Thanks, John Berens,  Bradenton, FL

Comment by Captain Ron on August 7, 2011 at 5:18pm
Planning again to sail with brother on Breezing Up, August 27-September 7. Hope go make St. Michael's while anchoring in San Domingo Creek. Give us a hail if in the area.
Comment by Larry Wilson on August 7, 2011 at 2:35pm
Doing a 4 day trip starting Aug 12, return Aug 15. Deltaville,Va to Onancock,Va. Maybe Tangier Island or Great Wicomico/Mill Creek, or Cape Charles. Wind and weather will decide. I have room for one crew, and of course we welcome all and any on your own boat. So far, 2 boats, both single handed.
Comment by Anne on June 5, 2011 at 9:28am

I’ve finally posted the info on the installation of the electric engine in my 2-29:

 

http://boatjournal.stuffandjunk.net

 

There are several related posts, plus a link to more pictures.

 

We took it out for a spin yesterday and it performed beautifully. It was definitely quieter than the 9.9 HP outboard that I’ve been using lately, and, with the engine compartment completely opened so I could check things as we went, it made less noise the diesel I took out last year. So I’m guessing it’ll be a lot quieter once I put the step back in place. We could definitely talk to each other without shouting while it ran, and hear the music without blasting it.

 

I haven’t stress tested the batteries yet, to see how far I can go on a charge. But that will happen in a couple of weeks when I take the boat from Yorktown down to Portsmouth for Cock Island in a couple of weeks. I am going to have a backup generator, just in case (can you say ‘hybrid’?).

 

No solar panels yet. I’m lucky enough to have a way of charging It while at the docks, so I’m not completely off the grid. And most of my boating is done from this location; I don’t cruise away from home much. But it is *so* nice to not have the diesel/gas/oil/petroleum product smell out of the cabin!

Comment by Donna on April 4, 2011 at 4:04pm
I just received an email that our boat was launched today! Let the season begin!!!
Comment by Anne on March 23, 2011 at 8:00am
I just added an informational post regarding the conversion to my personal blog: http://www.stuffandjunk.net/blogs/index.php/boat/2011/03/23/electri...
Comment by Anne on March 22, 2011 at 11:38am
Thanks. I will.
 

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Henri left a comment for Ron Manicom
"Ron, Henri from Vydec here. call me 703-314-6304. Hope all is well with you. Henri."
Oct 22
Henri left a comment for Ron Manicom
"Ron, Henri from Vydec, remember ? call me 703-314-6304. Hope all is well. Henri."
Oct 22
Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved. mike"
Oct 11
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots. The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August. All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
Oct 11
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
Oct 9
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible. I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
Oct 9
James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning????? (Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
Oct 9
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck Mike"
Sep 27
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