SeaKnots

August 2008 Blog Posts (12)

Our weekend trip to the Hook









We made plans with Chuck and Sandra on s/v Eliora to go down to the Hook and back. Having similar sized boats, it's great fun to sail together.

Saturday was a beautiful, sunny day. We didn't need the motor at all. There was another interesting fact. Usually when we reach the point of Sandy Hook we get attacked by these biting bugs. For some reason on Saturday though, they left us alone. Last August they were there biting at us along with huge jellyfish.… Continue

Added by Andrea on August 29, 2008 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

Now it's Hurricane Gustav!

So, this hurricane probably isn't going to impact O-Town weather other than MAYBE some rain. And hey, let's face it, that's what it DOES here a lot.



If the bread starts flying off the grocery store shelves...well, then, I'll know O-town is going to be impacted....that's what the natives do here when there's a hurricane coming...they buy ALL THE BREAD off the shelves. I will self-activate myself as "The resident hurricane blogger" so I can update on the storm, if need be.



I… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on August 26, 2008 at 6:23pm — 1 Comment

The big O town is waving bye to Fay! YAY!!!

The weather in O town this morning is clear with sunshine (yes, that big yellow thing in the sky is now visible to us!). I understand it will rain this afternoon, but it's the rainy season here so that's not big news.



We are now more humid than normal, of course. Everyone is emerging like monarch butterflies from their cocoons. People are in the stores and things are getting back to normal in town. Yes, even routine can be GOOD!



Unsure if there are more storms out there,… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on August 24, 2008 at 12:06pm — 5 Comments

Going....going....gone....we think!

Endless Wind took on some water and I have spent the morning and early afternoon drying her out.....nothing serious and she rode out the storm well according to our marina neighbor, Bill [who lives on his 27 footer]



The harbor-master and his helpers were able to un-sink some boats that sank, and re-tied lines as the water rose in the marina to extremely high levels. Just a bit below the dock decking....I think they must have taken watches because it appears that they were all up for… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on August 23, 2008 at 4:37pm — 1 Comment

Just Like a Woman



Cooley’s Landing Marina



26 07.03N: 80 08.96W



Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.



I met a fellow today who told me that Tropical Storm Fay is behaving just like a woman – she just won’t leave us alone.



Then I got an email from a dear friend today who wrote, “The world assumes you made it home safely…..”



I’m… Continue

Added by Christine Kling on August 23, 2008 at 12:22am — 3 Comments

Fay is leaving??? We hope.....

Fay has slammed O town today....but not as bad as yesterday. Still a lot of rain and gusts of wind.



She is leaving this evening or so we hear.....I also heard the stats this morning that Fay has dumped more rain on us than Charlie, Jeanine AND Frances. Now, THAT is a lot of water.



Couldn't get to Endless Wind today, but am going out in the morning to see my baby. I know that everyone found every leak their boat had during this storm....I guess that is a blessing in… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on August 22, 2008 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Fay is hanging out taking a vacation in Florida

Orlando is now being hammered by Fay, but not as badly as Cocoa Beach on the east side. Weather says Fay may be coming back through again (hey, everyone who visits Orlando comes BACK!!) so we can expect more rain. And it has rained all day today....with gusty winds that are downright scary....everyone is staying home and hunkering down....



Fay is reminiscent of Jeanine, who came through after Charlie and hung around for a while....dumping rain on us maximally...and now Fay is doing… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on August 21, 2008 at 7:53pm — 1 Comment

Fay moves on by and then stalls....

Based in Orlando as I am, Fay has impacted us by her rain. We need it, so it's a blessing.



Our boat, Endless Wind, is slipped in Merritt Island. Fay has stalled over in that area and my poor baby boat is getting SLAMMED. I tied everything down really well before I left her on Sunday, but I worry, of course.

Who doesn't?



I do know that if something catastrophic would happen the dockmaster would call, and he hasn't. So, while it's raining a lot, EW is ok and still… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on August 20, 2008 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

FREE SAILING PODCASTS AT FURLEDSAILS.COM



Check out FurledSails.com, the world's first sailing podcast. SeaKnots member Kim Russell from S/V Victoria tipped us off to this great website and everyone here at SeaKnots is already addicted. Noel and Christy Davis, who sail a 21' Sea Perl Cat Ketch have been running the site for over two years now and have come very far. FurledSails.com is loaded with… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on August 18, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

PIRATES IN THE NY HARBOR

I know, I know, you read this headline and you immediately think about masked robbers on an open boat with machine guns causing trouble by the Statue Liberty. Well, not so fast, my Captain! The pirate we encountered in the NY Harbor may not fit that description but if it wasn't for some quick and clever detective work it could have cost us hundreds of dollars anyway. Here's the story:



A few weeks ago we were due for maintenance on our engine and since it's still under warranty we… Continue

Added by Franc on August 17, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sailing Northern Keys

July 12th, 2008

Sailing Trip begins on July 16th, headed for South Dade Marina to Launch my Mac.26X traveling from Cape Coral, FL. accross FL. to South Dade.

I will travel with Ed Combs (who is comeing down from Tampa ) on a Trailer Sail down to South Dade. Ed is a long time member of the West Coast Trailer Sailer Squadren (WCTSS) and traveled many miles in his Potter 19 (Minnow) and recently traded to a Sea Pearl Tri. Called (Blue Bayou) and has already compleated many days and… Continue

Added by Dave B on August 9, 2008 at 5:50pm — 6 Comments

Meeting the Crew of s/v Victoria: 7-27-08





Today was an unexpected surprise. Franc and I had met our friends John and Emily on s/v Jezebel in Manhasset Bay for dinner last evening. It was so great to see them because they were not able to make the Summer Equator dinner last weekend. As always, we had a lovely time. What was an unexpected bonus was to meet the guests that they were going to be sailing with for the next few days, Kim and Pierre from s/v Victoria. There were four crewmembers on the boat but we only… Continue

Added by Andrea on August 4, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Monthly Archives

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Latest Activity

Henri left a comment for Ron Manicom
"Ron, Henri from Vydec here. call me 703-314-6304. Hope all is well with you. Henri."
Friday
Henri left a comment for Ron Manicom
"Ron, Henri from Vydec, remember ? call me 703-314-6304. Hope all is well. Henri."
Friday
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
ADVERTISE ON SEAKNOTS CONTACT US AT: 
candrac@sailforwater.com

© 2021   Created by CAN DRAC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service