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Featured Blog Posts – May 2012 Archive (7)

It's National Safe Boating Week!

Everyone heard it here first!!!  OH YEAH!!!  I know we are all maintaining safe boating environments. 

 

Next week is Hurricane Preparedness Week.  Please see link:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ 

 

There is even a Hurricane Preparedness Seminar in Orlando.  It's June 1, 2012. …

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Added by Charlotte Radford on May 23, 2012 at 7:32pm — No Comments

S/V Morning Star

I really have been remiss in keeping up with this blog, but as usual life has gotten in the grand plan a few weeks back we sailed to the Farralone Islands for a good shake down cruise, sucking up a crab pot and sheering off the bolts between the transmission yoke and the flex coupler.   These bolts don’t appear all that difficult but a machinist is required to produce them.  With a little redesign to make them removeable and replaceable in the future we are …

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Added by Dan Dow on May 23, 2012 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

Overcast in Otown

It was overcast today in Orlando...YAY!  Weather is now taking a turn to rain most afternoons right around rush hour.  It's not QUITE to that point, but rain will be coming soon at that time.

 

Hurricane season starts in 2 weeks...WOW!!!  I was reading the wikipedia article about the history of Orlando.  The article states that Orlando as the location of WDW was chosen by Mr. Walt Disney because it was inland more than Tampa (one possible choice) so hurricanes would probably…

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Added by Charlotte Radford on May 14, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Bugs on a Boat

Here I am...congratulating myself about my very "clever" alliterative blog titles lately...YAY ME!!

Out to the Owl this weekend.  Will be preparing for a short cruise in two weeks.  Excited about that...BUT...

 

I have roaches!  And I don't leave any food onboard most weeks.  However, the owner before me lived on her too, and I would guess they are into their 200th generation or something. 

 

Yes, I know this is Florida....but I am going to be living out…

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Added by Charlotte Radford on May 10, 2012 at 7:19pm — 7 Comments

REFITS AND BREAKAGE....AND CRUISING!!!!!

not mine, as i do my own work ....someone else does your refitting--you go to sea. it breaks..WHAT YE GONNA DO-- call someone while out there or do it yourself--or will ye make  the trip  return to where it was done and gripe about it not working??   seems to me many do the  latter bit--go back into the original port many miles backsliding from their destination to have original  do-er   redo the work. is ridiculous....why not do it yourself so it is done to your own…

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Added by zeehag on May 8, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Lazy Summer Sailing, Reading & Drinking....

I love summer.  Let me repeat that:  I LOVE summer!!!  It is my favorite time of year, even though it's not the best sailing weather here in the BEST SAILING STATE IN THE US!!!  Wind is generally light.  Yes, it's like you are being ironed when walking outside....but on the water it's always so much better.  YEAH! 

So, I am reading Tom Sawyer for about the umpteeth time this week.  What a fabulously great summer book!  Mark Twain was a GREAT writer, and Tom…

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Added by Charlotte Radford on May 3, 2012 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Lite winds but still got her up to 6 knots

The weekend started nice with wind and sunshine on Friday morning following brief showers the night before. Marina called and said she wouldn’t be down to the boat until late Friday night as her boyfriend, Josh, had to work and he was bringing his son and brother along. I got busy with boat projects such as working on the stern light, and attempting to cut some bolts on the dinghy with a dremel,…
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Added by John V. G. Mayton on May 1, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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John Hanrahan replied to sam's discussion eyebrow salon window re-bed in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Good morning gang,I have received both port and starboard cabin windows from Beneteau for replacement as the existing leak and are badly etched. Beneteau has referred me to the dealership for installation but I'm having trouble getting a response.   Does anyone have any experience replacing these and any recommendations. JohnSee More
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