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Featured Blog Posts – June 2009 Archive (8)

Looking to Crew

I am currently taking my Day Skipper theory, soon to be followed by the practical element too. I don't have much practical experience with sail, as we always had power when I was growing up. I'm looking for the opportunity to join a crew near the Poole/Bournemouth area for evenings / weekend sailing, to gain some valuable experience and enjoy some water time!



If anyone has a boat, or knows anyone that is looking for additional crew, I'm 28, fit and healthy, jolly nice chap, and pick… Continue

Added by R3TRO on June 30, 2009 at 6:13am — No Comments

Lexan windows

Hey,



We're in the process of changing the lexan windows on our boat. Probably doesn't warrant a blog, but I feel the need to vent, since, like every other chore on a boat, this one's taking five times longer and is way harder than planned. First we made templates out of bristol board, took them to the Plastic Shop, and they did a great job of cutting new ones. The old ones, which we also put in ourselves twelve years ago, have become too milky to see through. They were laid onto a… Continue

Added by Doug on June 28, 2009 at 9:58pm — 2 Comments

"Boatiest" Colleges in America

Hey Gang,

BoatU.S. did a round up of colleges that offer programs that can lead to a career on or around the water. It's unique as far as I know. If you've got high schoolers who are thinking about their future and whether or not boats should be a part of it, they should check it out. Here's the link.
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/boatus/200907/#/42

Added by Michael Vatalaro on June 24, 2009 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Spring

June 5th 2009, Shilshole Bay:

The weather has been pretty nice the past week or so; almost like Hawaii in the dead of winter. But today we appear to be back to normal – cloudy, cool and wet. A good thing, I judge, as most of the locals have been complaining about the heat (Mid-80’s maximum) and attributing it to Global Warming, or as I prefer to call it – “Spring”.

Laura has been working far too many hours and attracting the wrong kind of attention from upper management – the kind of… Continue

Added by Orvil Newton on June 12, 2009 at 12:41am — No Comments

Finally made it to Lower Alabama...and we want to do more of that and beyond!

Great trip. Especially for newbies. Looking forward to a more extensive trip. Might even start night sailing like Phil talks about.

Look on our blog for slideshow and the upcoming posts detailing the trip. Gina

http://sailgulfcoast.blogspot.com

Added by Gina Nadas on June 11, 2009 at 2:45pm — No Comments

The SEASON arrives!

One of the ways you know that the season has "arrived" in the O Town is that the weathermen sign off on the local radio stations with a status report as to whether there are any tropical storms around. Goody! It's been pretty calm out there according to their predictions.



Weather now is rain most days during rush hour. We are getting our lush green look back after our first quarter burning drought. And of course, we are still under water restrictions [which will last probably… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on June 9, 2009 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Whew, and yea

Yea, I made it to St. Augustine on the ICW unscathed, relaxed and happy. There is internet at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina but I keep getting bumped off. Had a nice serendiptious experience when I picked up my friend Sandi (c-shore) at the Halifax Sailing Center in Daytona. So I'm going to be short with my writing. I will head for Jax in the morning and hope to cross in to Georgia in a few days. Me and my dog,,,,,,My friend Sandi (c-shore) heads home tomorrow morning. It was nice having… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on June 6, 2009 at 8:06pm — 6 Comments

Second set of lessons on the way

Well, I just signed up for the next set of classes, ASA 105, 106. These deal with advanced coastal navagation and we will make a passage from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Bimini in the Bahamas. I will be doing these classes by myself, as my Dad said he has learned enough and I can show him anything else he needs to learn. I will admit, 4 courses with 4 exams in 5 days was almost too much. He has had enough of classes and I am very proud of him. He did not get sick and he studied like a trooper.… Continue

Added by Daniel on June 3, 2009 at 3:48pm — 3 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
"Sam, I am just in the process of replacing both of my eyebrow windows.  I have the new ones from Beneteau and am talking with dealer in Florida re Bebeteaus advice. It would be helpful to talk to you about your experience. I have never seen…"
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Cabin eyebrow windows

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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Kerim N replied to Randy Brown's discussion Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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