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About RedRyder

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    Ummm,... sailing.

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  1. RedRyder

    Zero deg of seperation from the Bug

    Crazy times! Here in CT, only one week to having the kids home from school and everybody is going crazy. This could be a long period! We're trying to figure out the right strategy to go to the grocery store and re-stock. We don't have a herd of dairy cattle in the backyard, so we'll need to get milk very soon. Do we try first thing in the AM on a weekday? Do we try a small store or a huge one where there is space to spread out? I'm thinking hard right now about launching this year. I was about to pay for the summer slip when all of this happened - we were on track for my earliest launching ever. Just a few punchlist items to take care of before splashing. Re-thinking everything right now. For me sailing is about relaxation, but it's largely about socialization. Sailing with other people. Racing with other people. Many are optimistic, but I'm not so sure that there will be much if any racing this summer - and I won't be racing Gemini single-handed. Hrmph. Good news: we're almost finished with The Americans, and with the kids we're making quick work of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe!
  2. I like the boom tent/cockpit awning. Any details you can share?
  3. RedRyder

    The Zombie Fleet

    As some sort of lawn art, it has a certain appeal to a certain audience. I am not part of that audience, however.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Of course!
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    For those who might have missed it, FL can be seen on page 22 of the August/September 2019 BoatUS magazine.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    "Finish the dream" What's not to love?
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    S/V Gemini

    Nice feature! I'm curious - have you ever re-torqued your keel bolts? How often?
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Heck yes. If only it had a trailer and I had a place to keep it...
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    Craigslist - Not mocking
  10. RedRyder

    S/V Gemini

    Yes - done the halyard trick here before as well - I was in soft sand at the time, no damage at all. And the rod rigging is in good shape - lowers were re-headed and all new uppers about 6 years ago, so I'm quite confident that we could have inclined off without incident. Frustrating! Yes, yard already pulled the mast and put the boat in the shed. My forward keel bolt is under the mast step, so it had to happen. Fingers crossed we can get things moving forward well this week.
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    S/V Gemini

    Thanks for the kind words! Good call-out on the bearings - I will make sure that's included in the repair. I'll keep updates coming, and hoping for horrible rainy weather for the next few weeks while we can't sail anyway
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    S/V Gemini

    Thanks. Will know more soon - the rudder is strapped to a pallet and just waiting for confirmation from my insurance company to get it shipped off to FL for replication (they evidently need the old one with the rudder post to duplicate it properly.) Fingers crossed - I'll keep the updates coming!
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    S/V Gemini

    Thanks for the link, @hard aground! Unfortunately, that looks like a 35-3 rudder so @Ishmael should take notice... just in case. Just like with your mk1, my farthest forward keel bolt is under the mast step. Yard pulled the rig yesterday, dropped the rudder, and moved her inside. Should be able to get authorization from the insurance company to drop the keel tomorrow, and ship the old rudder off to Florida where Foss Foam can do their magic. ARGH!!!