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Featured Blog Posts – July 2009 Archive (8)

A fairly quiet season so far....

And so it goes. No real big tropical depressions out there yet. Note that operative word: yet. It is our traditionally hot and rainy season here in Touristland,. Rain during the rush hour on your way home from work. more often than not.



Taking out the Sea Owl this weekend for her maiden voyage. We are taking crew too...my son, Ben and his long time friend, JP. This should be VERY interesting and fun. The way the hubby and I figure it is that the more people on board the more… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on July 23, 2009 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

July 21, 2009

Internet keeps kicking me off. Everytime I start to respond specifically to Jane, Scott, Lola, and Sonia I get a message that says I either opened or closed a new tab and walla kazaam suddenly everything goes away. So, I am ending this quickly and will then attempt a blog post. Lola, I appreciate your offer for assistance. Seems it was water in the fuel line which has been solved by adding, "water zorb" to each tankful. It only needs a capful or two but the problem has definitely, and… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on July 21, 2009 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

Memory Improvement

So I am sitting at the bar of the Anchor's Away Cafe in North Myrtle Beach; alone but content to just daze over my chicken quesadilla. The waitress offers me a Women's Day magazine politely saying, "Here, this will probably be better than listening to a all these men." Truthfully, I hadn't even noticed others were talking. Guess I'm tired from a long cruise. Anyway, according to some source you can improve your memory for things like where you left your keys if you wear your watch on the wrist… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on July 16, 2009 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Texas Vacation

July came in quietly in the O town, just a lot of rain which is normal for us. Rain all summer helps us to be green and tropical at Christmas when Florida is the best place to be in the US. Just as it's the BEST SAILING STATE IN THE US!



Mostly the Tourist Town natives get out of town during this period of time. Helps us avoid the heat AND the tourists. Works for me!



Vacationing in land locked north Texas. Weather here is pretty doggone hot. And NO rain on their… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on July 13, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Good judgement

This morning I was mad that I used good judgement and stayed on the ICW; but T-G I did not go outside. This afternoon I am having a pity party because the motor kept shutting off, the wind is howling at 25, I'm tied to a dock and not feeling very secure as the fenders keep popping off; I barely made it to this dock but it's on my lee side, so I'm having to sit with my feet pressing against the boat when the North Carolina power boaters seem to think going full throttle is some kind of fun.… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on July 12, 2009 at 4:54pm — 6 Comments

Summer Time is Finally Here

Havent been on seaknots much lately, finally been warm enough to get outside and enjoy life. Been working mainly on the yard; planting, mulching, not to mention the weeding (the people who owned this house before me must not have weeded the planter areas in years), and working on the garden (have some nice tomatoes and peppers coming in). Will try to be on a bit more, but will most likely be on much more when it starts to get cooler out (which should be sooner than later since I live in… Continue

Added by Kevin on July 10, 2009 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

People, not places

We all know the cliche, it's not the place it is the people. So, it is that my plans to make Sandy Hook were changed when I learned (a) that my #1 sister, Jane and my #1 Sea Knots friend, Suki would meet me at Chesapeake City, (b) that my boss was able to hire my favorite couseling colleague to start the school year with me, and (c) that my husband really does worry about it. Blessing my decision to turn around after spending two days at the northern most part of the Chesapeake were the 3 days… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on July 5, 2009 at 9:33pm — 1 Comment

seeking referrals for a s/v on the move

I'm in ST Croix and open to any voyage. Thank you in advance if you could help me network for new friends.

Added by marybeth on July 2, 2009 at 8:28am — 1 Comment

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Henri left a comment for Ron Manicom
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Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
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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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