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September 2012 Blog Posts (9)

homeward bound

After too many days doing and redoing SPRAY and I are following the cruiser's code. "Go when we are ready!" So it was at 1 pm this afternoon the lines were untied and we had a 100% dry ride halfway home.

We are anchored under a full moon about 20miles north of our home dock. After getting some yuck on the s/b float in the locks I am reticent about getting into my slip alone. The plan is to anchor.out then dinghy in so.I.can.sort the dock.lines to.be certain I cannot capture them.with the… Continue

Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on September 29, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments

still leaking

Convinced I should launch SPRAY despite feelings of a poorly executed sealing job, there was a feeling of relief when she stayed dry upon her initial splash. For the next three hours the repaired sections stayed bone dry. Eventually I drifted off to a light sleep but easily woke up while shifting positions. With a bit of hesitation I checked the propellar shaft area and noted only a teensy bit of water entered during the night. Replacing the properllar shaft, by a workman at the yard,  was…

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on September 28, 2012 at 5:54am — No Comments

Screw it!

Well, well, well, for two days I have been practicing how to screw. Now, don't get the wrong idea. All of this screwing has to do with adhering two wooden disks designed to cover and seal out water from the center board's swivel pin. First, the 4 disks had to be epoxied. If you saw my epoxy work you would know that goo went mostly in places other than on the disks. Consider that one of the disks had to be put on in a narrowing compartment barely 3 inches wide where the bottom screw goes.…

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on September 26, 2012 at 6:26am — No Comments

Small Motor

A few weeks ago I bought a 2.5 Nissan outboard from a guy in the mislands. I will use it on my rib, 12 ft 1964 Crestliner Super Fisherman and also my Howler 8 ft hard dinghy. It runs really nice so lets hope it keeps it up with maintenance.

Added by Danny Covington on September 22, 2012 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

Desalinator for S/V Swiftsure as he prepares for Tonga

See this bolg of Cap Jarred upon being hand deliveired his 300LPD  Desalinator for $2500  by BOTCwindsolar

 

http://botcwindsolar.blogspot.com/2012/09/botc-desalinator-ro-system.html

 

 

Added by Paddy Delaney on September 21, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Jolly Harbor , Antigua...

Just a little update for all friends (or going to be) who are coming through or to Antigua this season.... Jolly Harbor Custom and Immigration "adjusted" some of their personal..so the friendly and helpful Crew is back in charge. No more hassle here . The young lady who was fighting off sailors…
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Added by Capt. Christian Koch on September 15, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

chichesters pity party

Read his.book Gypsy Moths solo circumnavigation. At first it was inspirational. As I experience the preporation for.my trip I feel.the.emotionl stress he too endured. Yet press on we shall.
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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on September 7, 2012 at 4:44am — No Comments

names of different kinds of sailboats

Names and conditions of differetn types of sailboats my father taught me

www.botcwindsolar.blogspot.com    

Added by Paddy Delaney on September 5, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Rib Repair

Well after cleaning the yard today I decided it was time to seal up my Seaworthy Rib, Been putting it off and have boat fever again.

Mus have been because I moved the Tartan to a mooring. Getting boat fever again. I want to sell the Tartan but it seems there are not many buyers for sailboats these days.

Oh well lets see if the sealant will repair the few leaks I have in the Rib.

 

Added by Danny Covington on September 1, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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