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Always a great day for a sail??

Yesterday, the winds were blowing 11-15 but, what seemed different was the temperature of the wind was 90+ deg and you just couldn't cool off. That's when the new "mister" installed on the aft deck became a lifesaver. I had been fighting putting one in for years because I didn't think it was nautical enought, but hidden away under the cockpit storage area, it worked out great. I guess as we get older we start making some better decisions and but the way we keep the crew happy in the…

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Added by Kurt on July 10, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments

maybe a little warmer than normal

On the gulf coast don't remember this much heat past several years, while on the water today the wind was just plain "hot", worried that it might effect our hurricane season

Added by Kurt on June 29, 2011 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

A Man's first boat

What a Great Day, today I saw my son's new boat, Carl Alberg South East-23, it's a fine vessel..can't wait to sail together..

Added by Kurt on May 14, 2011 at 7:09pm — 2 Comments

Great Weekend for a Sail

What a great day for a sail, left harbor and had a "brisk" sail with winds 15-20 knots with gusts to 27+,

great day with my wife and daughter… Continue

Added by Kurt on April 16, 2011 at 9:11pm — 1 Comment

That time of the year

Well, it's that time of the year we all look forward to. Friday we hauled S/V Anna Lynn, washed,sanded, on Saturday the first coat of bottom paint was applied, and today Sunday the second coat of bottom paint, touch-up to the boot stripe, and installed the zincs before being lifted into the travel lift. Tomorrow at 0730 it goes back into the water, turrns out to be a fast and furious four days. There is nothing like sailing on a boat after a new coat of paint, how it slides through the…

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Added by Kurt on March 20, 2011 at 5:28pm — 2 Comments

Winter has Arrived...

This morning the wind was cold and stiff out of the north, winter has arrived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, no sailing today, but, there is tomorrow!!

Added by Kurt on December 27, 2010 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Always good news and not so good news, that makes us sailors

Well, I finally installed a ICOM-700 SSB in S/V "Anna Lynn" and am really proud of my installation. Several weeks ago I applied and received my FCC License in the mail, and today I got on the air to check everything out. It sounds like everything was working really great, communicated with a fellow somewhere in upper Minnesota however, I got really embarrassed when he started telling me my liciense sounded like the license plate from my car, and that I was talking on a HAM frequency and it was… Continue

Added by Kurt on August 8, 2010 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Still a great place to sail

Well, we got lucky when another Tropical Storm "Bonnie" fizzed out prior to landfall here on the gulf coast. It was a good news for an area still dealing with the oil mess however, this I expect was the first of several potential storms yet to develop this season. Even with this, it's still a great place to live and sail. Just remember "The Mississippi Gulf Coast is open for business"

Added by Kurt on July 24, 2010 at 9:45pm — No Comments

"Black Day" for the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Well, as we waited, the oil from the oil rig disaster hit the barrier islands off the gulf coast then, migrated inside and close to our harbors and wetlands. It is a sad week, and it will take years for this to resolve itself. The sailing/boating has come to a stop...as all our boats are boomed in the harbors,,,Many thanks for our Federal Government who really messed this up...., and it dosen't matter conserative or liberal, the damage is done because of in action by the folks… Continue

Added by Kurt on June 30, 2010 at 6:52pm — 9 Comments

Boating "you got to love it"

Ever wonder why we do what we do?? Boating that is, for me it the "rush" every time I can get the rail in the water on a broad reach..or trimming the sails to get that last half knot going to windward. And there are the times when things happen that you have no control over at all, like "lighting strikes". A couple of weeks ago, not sure when, lighting hit something near the harbor, and we all walked around saying "sure glad that didn't hit me", well wouldn't you know many of us were…

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Added by Kurt on June 27, 2010 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

Great day on the Water

What a day for sailing,,,the wind was really honkin at two knots with gusts to four, boat was flying at 1.5 knots,,,,What a Rush,,,LOL,LOL, and did I mention it was "hot"....but....Any day on the water is a great day.....

Added by Kurt on June 20, 2010 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Some sad and scary times ahead..

Well, just got back from a week-off sailing to the east of Mississippi, to Pirates Cove, Alabama and areas around Pensacola Florida. It was sad, because we had to cut our cruise short by a week, due to the the threat of the oil looming in the gulf and headed our way. Figured that, at the start of Hurricane season, once they closed off all the booms along the coast we would not be able to get back and didn't want to leave the boat 90 miles away. Now the scary part, the oil has been spotted 6… Continue

Added by Kurt on June 1, 2010 at 6:45pm — 3 Comments

Vacation is just plain Vacation....

well, S/V Anna Lynn is sitting here in Palafox marina, Pensacola Florida watching one massive thunder storm coming our way. Great time to be moored-to and running both air conditioners,,,,LOL, rest of our cruising group is moored in Little Sabine Bay getting ready for the weather... got to love Vacations, esp. when you can get lucky and miss some of the bad weather....................

Added by Kurt on May 25, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Any Day on the water is a good day.....LOL

Well, flirted with "mother nature", today and pulled this one off, you have to be very careful, and not get too cocky, because you know what could happen. There was a storm brewing today, and we had to make a run for the harbor, we've all been "here" before, ie, trying to beat the weather and make "safe harbor" before all H... breaks loose. Today like last weekend out on the water when the winds were blowing 22-25 knots, really gets the blood pumping.....guess that's why we do what we do for… Continue

Added by Kurt on May 15, 2010 at 8:18pm — 2 Comments

What a Day!!!!!

Well, today was a great day for a sail, winds out of the north 20-25 knots, and S/V Anna Lynn was like a race horse just let out of the barn after a long winter... what a rush!!!!!.....
Speeds of 7.1-7.5 were the normal all day long, with only main and Genoa.... just think if we had the mizzen and staysail out........

Added by Kurt on May 8, 2010 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Be Careful who you do business with.

Well, this is a first for me, never before have I felt the need to let everyone know about a marine hardware company who will take advantage of you. Back in Jan. of this year I ordered some stainless vent cowls from Blue Water Hardware, located out in CA., and at first I was double charged, after calling and e-mailing for 1 1/2 months got response to billing issue and asked why I have not received order, told billing issue resolved order on it's way, well guess what? order was not shipped, and… Continue

Added by Kurt on May 7, 2010 at 10:44pm — 5 Comments

Raising of the Mast

well, sometimes it is really great when a plan comes together, that does not mean that you might have a couple of sleepless nights in the process. But, S/V Anna Lynn now has a new main mast, can't wait to get her underway over Easter weekend for sea trials....…

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Added by Kurt on March 29, 2010 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

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