"This EasyCilmb device is really a great little addition to any boat. I made one and it works as advertised.
using your legs takes the stress out of climbing the mast. It takes only a few seconds to ascend to the very top of your mast. it's so…"
"Hey guys, Before you go out and spend a few hundred dollars and more on a mast climber, Check out the "EasyClimb" I saw a video on YouTube that explains how to make one and I did it. I made my EasyClimb for about 30…"
I've been a water bug most of my life, Certified Scuba Diver, life guard when I was younger, Rowed crew in collage, Sailed various small boats, But now I have a 82 O'day 25...My first big boat, and my first ocean sailing experience. I love it.
New Bedford, MA
Currently Sailing weekends on Buzzards Bay.
I'm looking to sail more, learn more, and have fun.....
Just a thought here. I'm a firm believer in safety in numbers. I'm going to anchor in Point Judith Harbor of Refuge that Thursday night and make the run to Greenport in the morning. You're going to go right by me. Do you know what day or time? Perhaps we could meet up and make the run together. I also have a 25 so our speed should be pretty close.
If not ... see you all there.
Just checking in to see if you're still interested in coming to the O'day rOnDAYvous in Greenport this July. I hope so! For what it's worth, I make it out to be roughly 80 miles from New Bedford to Greenport -- a two-day hop, if you plan it out carefully, and certainly shorter than the distance I and others will travel from points west. In any case, why not send me your email address (to pooby_99 at yahoo dot com) so I can add you to the mailing list for our monthly e-newsletter. Hope to see you in July. Till then, have a good sailing season.
Quick question: How far would you be willing or able to sail your O-25 for an owners' rOnDAYvous? I ask because this year the big get-together is likely to be taking place somewhere out in your neck o' the woods (more or less). Among the destinations under consideration are the New London/Mystic area, the North Fork of Long Island or Shelter Island. Any one of those would probably be closer to you than to me, so why not consider making the trip (once we decide on where)?
"My hose clamps also needed tightening last year after I overheated the engine after an impeller failure. I assumed it was because the hose expanded or the clamp was not tightened properly when the boat was built.
Final-Lee Ben. 40, hull 182"
I recently found water in the sump aft of the engine under the packing gland. Of course my first suspicion was the Volvo gland, but turns out that the water was coming from the entry to the water lift muffler. Tightening both hose clamps stopped the leak. I had never checked those clamps before as they were a bit out of the way, but I suggest that its worth the effort. I found that the aft wood partition on the engine compartment was easy to remove / replace and enhanced access. Took the…See More
Metaphorically I am sailing on. My life has taken a turn down a new road. To encompass all that is going on Sea Knots might be limiting. Then again, the transition to sassea.blogspot.com is like sailing upwind against a current. It is as confusing as learning to sail. You might remember those days. Learning the foibles of a foreign language. Multiple meaning words like tack and phrases like 'fall off' were a bit mind boggling.Perhaps there is a closer resemblance to transiting from Sea Knots…See More
Hope all's well with you so far in this new year, 2015. I might start checking SK's a little more regularly now that some of the 'usual suspects' are checking in again. Sent you a hello on Yahoo Messenger…"