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August 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Moving Boats

Well Friday it is time to move the Tartan 27 from the slip to a mooring. Tired of paying slip fees at a marina that is way to unfriendly. I have my Cal on mooring also but will be looking to put in a slip or dock as time and money allows.

Still need a tranny for the Cal. Oh well I believe I will be spending more time with Cal and less with Tartan till the Tartan is sold or traded.

Added by Danny Covington on August 30, 2012 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Birthday on the boat. 67 years

I spent Friday listening to an audio book and occasionally looking out the main hatch at the rain while waiting for the kids to get to the boat.  I must have taken four or more naps that day.  I had expected the kids to show up earlier, but...
I should have known that “we’ll be there Friday” really meant in the evening.  I did a few chores like…
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Added by John V. G. Mayton on August 28, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

100 book challenge

Elementary schools throughout the nation participate in a reading program for which students get prizes for documenting 'x's number of 26 minute blocks of reading for pleasure. An enormous amount of time and money I'd spent on this quest to motivate kids to become better readers. More and more my personal reading has increased.

Previous yo this year I rarely read a book for pleasure but once every five years. Tonight I found myself switching among three genres. John E. Milligan's text… Continue

Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on August 23, 2012 at 10:43pm — 1 Comment

17 Days But Who is Counting?

No blogging in 17 days because of that overwhelming sensation when one juggles upkeep on a house and a boat while mismanaging their money. Then there is the stress of work minimum time.for.fitness because 2hours 5 days a week are spent driving.back.and.forth.to.check.on.the.boat. Was it also mentioned getting.scuba.certified seemwd to.work it's.way I.to.the.schedule. then.there were 3 phones in 9.days a smushed in car door

The good.news is my excuse for.typos. my.computer is.on… Continue

Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on August 20, 2012 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Marina and I drove down to the boat Thursday afternoon after I got off work.  Arriving at the dock we loaded up a cart with our gear, food, and water and proceeded to our slip.  While moving stuff fr…

Marina and I drove down to the boat Thursday afternoon after I got off work.  Arriving at the dock we loaded up a cart with our gear, food, and water and proceeded to our slip.  While moving stuff from the dock to the boat Marina said she could hear a noise in the boat.  I guessed it was the dehumidifier running and told her so.  When we got inside it was clear that it was something else.  I quickly started down the electrical panel switching off everything one at a time until the sound…

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Added by John V. G. Mayton on August 11, 2012 at 7:13pm — No Comments

It's a Hard Life

Poor SPRAY, back on the hard after an innocent, albeit expensive, mishap about 1/4 of a mile outside her slip. It seems the safety line thrown out the day before was not retrieved before setting off to join the Melbourne Yacht Club's annual seafood raft up. Just as SPRAY headed into the wind for the hoisting of the main, that suddenly aburpt coming to a halt engine sound went burrplllllllllllup. To which I responded, "oh shaboom, something is…

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on August 9, 2012 at 9:47pm — No Comments

No, Amy, It Doesn't Get Better Than This . . .

Last Wednesday it was time to return to school for my final semester involved with traditional education.  When the week-end finally arrived I was rewarded with 3 days of being surrounded with the best group of beach cat sailors around. Having sailed with some of these guys and gals since my debut way back in the summer of 1980, it was a bitter sweet reunion as life takes its toll on all. Its Afterall, the camraderie that exists amongst this group keeps the old spirits alive as friendships…

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on August 5, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Hatch left open; bunk now wet.

Boat withdrawal is painful.  It has been two weeks since I spent time on Kittiwake and I must confess it was not comfortable at all.  The heat and some medical concerns kept me at home worrying about how she was holding up during the severe thunder storms that were moving through the area.  Thankfully Kittiwake is moored in a marina where fellow dock mates look out for each…

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Added by John V. G. Mayton on August 5, 2012 at 2:25pm — No 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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