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April 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Hocus pocus, time to focus

No, it's not. It's time to get off my duff and get back into my fitness routine.

 

 

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on April 25, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Hocus pocus, time to focus

No, it's not. It's time to get off my duff and get back into my fitness routine.

 

 

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on April 25, 2011 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

what is it?

Overeating junk food, while the vegetables go to waste. My fitness program has disappeared, and my energy level is again very low. I want to get away from drinking coffee, but it seems to be the only known beverage to keep me awake during those repeatitive IEP meetings I frequently have to attend in order to hopefully afford the voyage of a lifetime.. My love for SPRAY has dwindled. She needs a good polish and buffing. I'm too lazy to figure out how to work the electric buffer; don't want to…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on April 25, 2011 at 9:42pm — 2 Comments

la noche de los banditos....

minding my own business, as usual, and   was a t a neighbors watching a yannie voices concert, eating pizza.. was awesome!  went home and got ready  for night--heard loudnessa nd disruptiveness......  was a panga with a rack on it loitering and calling out the neighbor immediately next door.   he was at work, and the  guys knew it, seems....that was 2345.

 at 2400, they returned-- i had just  gottn into my  bed--AGAIN-- with lights out and  quilt almost to myneck,  same engine…

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Added by zeehag on April 21, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Great Weekend for a Sail

What a great day for a sail, left harbor and had a "brisk" sail with winds 15-20 knots with gusts to 27+,

great day with my wife and daughter… Continue

Added by Kurt on April 16, 2011 at 9:11pm — 1 Comment

omens and weirdnesses at sea...LOL

we were minding our p's and q's,  as we  raised the mizzen in  sd, it was already ripped---  was not  ripped   when  inspected at dock....strange..number one...

 we  sailed on th e prefrontal winds  as far as salsipuedes, then , as one…

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Added by zeehag on April 11, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Freshening Up the Non-Skid

I've finished painting the non-skid on my lockers with KiwiGrip, a product from New Zealand described in the January 2011 issue of Good Old Boat magazine. Here's my experience:

 

KiwiGrip Non-Skid

Added by Anne on April 8, 2011 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Life Continues to Be Good

Wow, it's been two whole days since I posted my last blog titled, "Life is Good." It seems like a record that 48 hours later I can still claim that "Life is Good." Sure, sadness is a part of life. Sadness, though, makes us appreciate what we have had and what is yet to come. Take for example the Tree of LIfe. It was a gift from the faculty and staff to everyone, who has been loved and lost as a result of death, by a Palm Bay Elementary School Lil' Pirate. Each morning I park by the lovely…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on April 7, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

R2D2 VACUUM GAUGE

Sorry;  Someone just contacted me and said I forgot My Web site to use the discount code SK81  for SeaKnots members.

www.DirtyFuelFilter.com  or  www.BadFilter.com

 

ROB

Added by ROB GARVEY on April 6, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

Racor Vacuum Gauge

Thanks to everyone from Seaknots who have ordered my  R2D2 Vacuum Gauge for the Racor Filters. Just ot let ALL know, The discount code of SK81  is still active and is  being used all the time.  We are now a full time advertiser in Passagemaker Magazine and on their web site,  www.trawlerfest.com

I  have had great success with…

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Added by ROB GARVEY on April 6, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments

Ay, life is good,,,,

At least for the moment life feels content. I reached my financial goal. In my checking account, from which I pay those nagging monthly bills, and in my daily spending account from which I buy boat things, grocerieis, widgets for the boat, clothes, registration fees for sailing events, maid service, boat cleaners, starbuck's, sailing gloves, dunkin' donuts, new sailing shoes, and well, you get the idea.

 

My sailing team, SPRAY's SASSY SAILORS had another bloopie race day last…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on April 5, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Teak treatment

Spent the weekend bringing the teak back to that ‘new’ look. Used products from a company called Onward Trading who supplied the active cleaner and neutraliser (stage one and two) and a coloured sealant from Semco.

Took a lot longer than I thought it would given that we don’t have a full teak deck, just the cockpit, toe rail and coach roof.

We like the golden honey colour while others like the aged silver look however the ‘teak oil’ we used last year must have contained linseed…

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Added by Mark and Karen on April 3, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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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
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It is only when sailing close-hauled. Unfortunately, this is the only course, where performance really matters. I‘m going to perform two tests: - Sailing with genoa only (track cars on the same position). In this case any (unequal) trim…"
Sep 27
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Our 43 had a shaft drive. Depending on how much water or fuel that was in her she would sometimes have a very small imbalance. Nothing that would cause her to sail unevenly. Do you have the problem on all points of sail? Is it more on any particular…"
Sep 27
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