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July 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Superior 600 starts 4 August

Starts from any of 4 Lake Superior harbors.  Circumnavigates 615 mile course anti-clockwise.  Can follow 4 singlehander entrants this year , search Superior 600 or Great Lakes Solo Sailors for tracking map.

Added by Albert Phelps on July 31, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments

US Sailing Team gets Tough withe US Navy Seals

US Sailing Team gets Tough with US Navy Seals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcIsyxcKDoI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Added by Jim Malone on July 29, 2012 at 12:49pm — No Comments

For the Lady who Claims I am CRAZY

People say I'm no good, I'm crazy as a loon, cause I sail a 3 hulled sailboat and cruise it all by myself....
 
My apologies to Charlie Daniels for the minor plagarism but I got carried away with the confidence that comes from stepping outside my comfort zone while pursuing some fangled idea that has plagued me most of my life. No one in my family, immediate or ancestory, has had a kinship with the sea except for me. Where it came from I have no idea. When my…
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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on July 26, 2012 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

I am HOME

Several bloggers have asked me where I am so I guess I need to clarify. I am home. Home in Indialantic in my nice concrete block, with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths,  living room, den, converted dining room to a reading room, kitchen, laundry room, two car garage, sewing area, and inground swimming pool. Aye, the good life. This is my home where I organize my sailing trips. What used to be day sails and races has become more intense long term sailing adventures as you all know.

The longer…

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on July 26, 2012 at 4:27am — No Comments

Sweet Smell of Success

Wit h the whole Bermuda trip a part of my personal history it is amazing at how life's little toils catcth up. Some might call it the old grind, but the heck with the Negative Nancy attitude. Every single moment whether you are out at sea, wrestling with your garage door that managed to get stuck between your car's bumper and its trailer hitch, or simply lazzing about a backyard swimming pool, there is joy.

Take today for an example. after waking up to soothing ool shower I realized I…

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on July 19, 2012 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

Sweet Smell of Success

Wit h the whole Bermuda trip a part of my personal history it is amazing at how life's little toils catcth up. Some might call it the old grind, but the heck with the Negative Nancy attitude. Every single moment whether you are out at sea, wrestling with your garage door that managed to get stuck between your car's bumper and its trailer hitch, or simply lazzing about a backyard swimming pool, there is joy.

Take today for an example. after waking up to soothing ool shower I realized I…

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on July 19, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

boat chores

Down to the marina early Friday morning to get started with boat chores.  First big effort was to remove a seriously rusted shackle from my secondary anchor rode.  I took it up to the marina’s shop to use my drill and cutting wheel to slice through a chain link as the shackle was so badly corroded that I couldn’t dismantle…

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Added by John V. G. Mayton on July 15, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Pirates and thoughts of an Islanders view

www.botcwindsolar.blogspot.com

My thoughts on Pirates

check  it out you might like it

 

Added by Paddy Delaney on July 10, 2012 at 5:24pm — No Comments

S/V Morning Star

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Well, 6 months ago, we announced that we were going to attempt the Pacific Cup, if we were declared cured of cancer. This week on Monday as well as Thursday for all intents and purposes, I was declared "Cured" of cancer and do not have to visit my doctor but annually for a checkup. 



The preparations for the Pacific Cup, a race from San Francisco Yacht Club to Kaneohe Bay Yacht Club,…
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Added by Dan Dow on July 7, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

Befuddling Blog

This blog is crazy, or is it me. My last posting was repeated at least 3 times. Let us just hope my sail home from Bermuda to Port Canaveral is less bewildering.



The forecast for the next several weeks, per Chris Parker, is southwest winds. If you do not know where Port Canaveral is, can you make an educated guess as to which direction it is from this beautifully located island.



After a week of checking things out on the bermudian islands several things are noted.

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on July 1, 2012 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

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I have a seeping type leak near where the shaft exits my B43 behind the engine. The leak is not coming from the volvo seal, it puddles underneath the shaft and fills this area with saltwater after about two days. I have read a few posts on other sites about water leaking in from where the shaft exits the hull. Does anyone have any info on this. Going to call Beneteau tomorrow.Thanks DaveSee More
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