Hi Andrea & Frank - We are at San Sebastian on La Gomera in the Canary Islands. We haven't been very diligent about checking on but haven't had unlimited internet very much. Happy to see you had a baby girl & that she is outfitted in a pfd. We are set to cross here, hopefully in next 10 days. Series of lows heading toward the Canary Islands in next week so waiting them out. Hope all goes well. Keep sailing. Have some friends in Badalona. Sent them to meet you but you may have a hard time moving out of that apartment & back to the boat. Cheers, deb & terry on wings
Newport is doing well. The new restaurant has changed things a little, but we still have fun. I have met Dan and Patrice and talk often. They are great. I read about your adventure over the last several months. Good for both of you!! That is quite an accomplishment. Are you coming around for a visit?
Thanks so much for co-founding this great site. A networking site for sailors with features similar to facebook has been on my wishlist for some time now. It's almost like getting a Chistmas present. Happy Holidays to both of you!
Thanks for the note and I hope all is well. I couldn't help thinking of Bill as I watched the Baltimore/Washington game last night!! It's cold here. That is it is in the high 50's to low 60's at night. I was talking to my bank in Vermont this mornig it was 6 so they didn't seem to see my plight ;-)
Still working on Cayo Mio as the hole in the keel was bigger than I expected. So I have to wait for it to drain and dry out! went to St. Petesburg Boat show this weekend and talked with Bob Bitchen and his wife Jody about publishing another artical in their magazine. It's fun to do.
So life is OK, just trying to get things moving in a positive direction. Keep in touch and
The Erickson company is doing a fully waterproof cellphone,but unfortunately it does no float.The shops for all the goodies 4 boats are selling soft waterproof containers for phones,but they are rather bulky. I am using a Ziplock nylon bag,which has an airpocket and will float the cellphone and keep it dry as well....
I moved my boat from Mobile Bay to Orange Beach, Al in late July , in late August had to move to a hurricane hole because of Gustav and later after Ike moved back all is good, sailing this past summer has been great. Plan on sailing most of winter, hope all is well with you
"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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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