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In The Pool, Georgian Bay:

Not sailing last weekend in the Fox Island Thoroughfare, Penobscot Bay, Maine. Fall, best light for photos, is here.   

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12 hours ago, Bryanjb said:

Very cool CL!

I think your pic with the same two is pretty cool. Seeing it reminded me that I had that photo somewhere, but the perspective is reversed, making me seem smaller than I really am. 

We were on a mooring in front of the Herreshoff Museum having having cocktails by the time Columbia finished, when the approached their berth they passed not more than 15' off our stern, gave my guests quite the show.

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What I like most about this (other than the fact that I have a little red wagon) are the future crew racing RC boats.

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35 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

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What I like most about this (other than the fact that I have a little red wagon) are the future crew racing RC boats.

Great looking boat, and nice wagon and crew!

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46 minutes ago, Kris Cringle said:

Floating, but not sailing yet,....

 

Kris, do you pull your masts every winter, or were they getting varnished?

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12 hours ago, Bull City said:

Kris, do you pull your masts every winter, or were they getting varnished?

Every fall, Bull. Each spring I give the spars a maintenance coat. That's good for 15 to 20 seasons. Then the spar needs 'wooding' and a new base of varnish built up. 

 

Mast down allows me to inspect all fittings, etc. Plus the standing rigging isn't in the weather prolonging all the parts life. And as I tarp the boat, no mast makes that easy and the boat stays dry all winter. 

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18 hours ago, Bull City said:

Where was that taken? What kind of ketch?

Plymouth Massachusetts, 1986 Shannon 43 

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58 minutes ago, OSPREY said:

 

19 hours ago, Bull City said:

Where was that taken? What kind of ketch?

 

In transit now taking Tara from Plymouth Massachusetts to Oriental North Carolina, her new home. Presently in Port Washington NY at the city moorings. Nice town great price on the mooring 

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5 hours ago, OSPREY said:

In transit now taking Tara from Plymouth Massachusetts to Oriental North Carolina, her new home. Presently in Port Washington NY at the city moorings. Nice town great price on the mooring 

Congrats! My boat is in Oriental right now having a new pod drive installed.

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On its mooring of 18 months in Panamarina in Panama on the Caribbean coast.

 

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This is why my boat is not sailing: 

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I'll save you asking. After 22 years of ownership, I asked myself, "Why haven't you replaced those wire winches?". I thought, 'well let me count the ways' ; , new dodger, repower, new sails (bought one at a time), new cockpit, transmission rebuild(always include new shaft and coupling, of course)',...and on and on.

 

And the boat fund always came after college fund, house fund, food fund, etc. It's been a great boat and not as needy as many that will one day be 60 years old. 

 

Maybe next year, (although the dodger is serving notice for a replacment). In the meantime, I've gotten used to them and just take the winch handle out when not cranking. So I greased them and they're clicking away like rattlesnakes. 

The spar gets picked up today and we can begin rigging. What a strange year this is. 

In the old days, we used to transport it ourselves (usually after school). 

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2 hours ago, Kris Cringle said:

In the old days, we used to transport it ourselves (usually after school). 

humm , child labour  ..............

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18 hours ago, TheDragon said:

On its mooring of 18 months in Panamarina in Panama on the Caribbean coast.

 

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Have you been able to get back to her? 

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On 6/23/2021 at 10:01 AM, Elegua said:

Have you been able to get back to her? 

I bought her in November 2019 and we had a short San Blas cruise. After three months kitesurfing in Cape Town, I tried in March 2020, but the country shut down around me. If I did not have my daughter with me and my wife back home I would have stayed there and gotten by, but they closed the airport from then till October, so short of sailing to Florida I would have had to stick it out, not very painfully, in the San Blas islands as several of my friends down there did. I had rotator cuff surgery in October so was laid up for many months.

Then I was down for three weeks working on the boat and going to do a short San Blas cruise with my wife when last Thursday I woke at 1AM in doubled-up pain with a kidney stone. My fourth in four decades, last required an operation, so I bailed. Three buses, two planes, one car, lots of painkillers and 27 hours later I was back home. CAT scan in ER confirmed four kidney stones. I've since painfully passed two small ones that were in ureters, operation scheduled for Wednesday for a big one in bladder, and there is a nasty little lurker in a kidney.

I'll go back in November with my daughter to give her the promised San Blas cruise, and then in February to go through the canal.

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17 hours ago, TheDragon said:

CAT scan in ER confirmed four kidney stones.

Ouch! You're a bag of rocks!

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17 hours ago, TheDragon said:

I bought her in November 2019 and we had a short San Blas cruise. After three months kitesurfing in Cape Town, I tried in March 2020, but the country shut down around me. If I did not have my daughter with me and my wife back home I would have stayed there and gotten by, but they closed the airport from then till October, so short of sailing to Florida I would have had to stick it out, not very painfully, in the San Blas islands as several of my friends down there did. I had rotator cuff surgery in October so was laid up for many months.

Then I was down for three weeks working on the boat and going to do a short San Blas cruise with my wife when last Thursday I woke at 1AM in doubled-up pain with a kidney stone. My fourth in four decades, last required an operation, so I bailed. Three buses, two planes, one car, lots of painkillers and 27 hours later I was back home. CAT scan in ER confirmed four kidney stones. I've since painfully passed two small ones that were in ureters, operation scheduled for Wednesday for a big one in bladder, and there is a nasty little lurker in a kidney.

I'll go back in November with my daughter to give her the promised San Blas cruise, and then in February to go through the canal.

Man that's and adventure....I've only ever passed a scab from a contused kidney. Most painful thing I ever experienced.  Cape Town kitesurfing seems a nice recompense for thwarted cruising. I had windsurfing SA friends that kept asking me to go and I stupidly never went. 

Hope you get a nice San Blas cruise with your daughter. Good on you. 

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On 10/27/2020 at 12:57 PM, llama said:

Definitely not sailing. Shit, not even rolling.

 

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Made some progress since that day. 

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3 hours ago, dolphinmaster said:

Looks like a Beetle Cat with a tiny cabin.

And bench seats which are nice. 

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The long rebuild is finally coming to the end...

 

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13 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

You say that like it's a bad thing

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An observation is not a judgement.  Curious what it really is.   A Beetle Cat was the 2nd boat I ever sailed alone, just don't remember fully whether they had the tiny cabin or flush deck.  Twas in the early 70's.

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1 minute ago, dolphinmaster said:
13 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

You say that like it's a bad thing

 

An observation is not a judgement.  Curious what it really is.   A Beetle Cat was the 2nd boat I ever sailed alone, just don't remember fully whether they had the tiny cabin or flush deck.  Twas in the early 70's.

Sorry, couldn't resist  :rolleyes:

Beetles don't have a cabin, but IIRC they have a slightly bigger sister with bench seats that are like 3~4" above the floorboards and a tiny cuddy. I forget what it was called.

The catboat is the perfect type for around here... big sail for light air, shallow draft, lots of leg room, fun to sail. My father had a 22 footer in Oriental for years, a cheaper copy of a Marshall. I sailed Beetles and Rainbows all the time, as a kid. Didn't appreciate them back then, of course.

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Finally here,

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summer. 
 

As I pulled blankets off at 5am, pulled on pants, fleece, made a cup of coffee and went on deck to feel the warmth of the sunrise, should we be archiving mornings in Maine, on the water for future generations?

 

The dew on decks, the chill and the warmth of the sun on your back.

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16 hours ago, Trovão said:

The long rebuild is finally coming to the end...

 

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Will there be yellow again?

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I think it might be an Oceanus 390, but I could be wrong. Just reading something on the side of the hull there…

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Definitely not sailing today.  (But that’s ok, we had a rocking sail last weekend, surprising ourselves how well the boat beat out of Nanaimo harbour channel in building 20 with a crap rolled up headsail and undersized old main [still, yes still, waiting for new, larger main to arrive...]...cautiously eyeing the lee shore behind us as we crawled out, and later hitting 7s going across Georgia Strait, which I’m good with for a 33’ steel hull.)

Today is painting day.  I installed a duct fan to take heat off the diesel heater chimney.  Paint first; then when it’s dry, some teak trim around the fan to pretty it up.  Hopefully it’ll keep my wife’s feet warmer when winter sailing —fall and winter are really just around the corner.  Well, it might not do a hell of a lot for onboard comfort, but it’s the thought and effort that counts anyway :-)

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On 7/11/2021 at 10:40 AM, IStream said:

Will there be yellow again?

Not if I want keep the admiral happy...

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4 hours ago, Trovão said:

Not if I want keep the admiral happy...

Still, that was a good look for a trimaran like that. 

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For those that don't get up before dawn. 

4:58am, the sun breaks over the eastern horizon.  

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5:38 and it's still the witching hour. 

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North Haven village to our west still sleeps. 

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8:00 it's over and sentry's take their positions(outside the head): 

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As it turned out, the lobster boat races took place this morning. A dozen or more 'racing' fishing boats came by. Some had flags, some did not. Two political party flags. More important was that most went through the anchorage at reasonable speed before cracking their 1000hp engines open. 

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On 7/10/2021 at 10:15 PM, dolphinmaster said:

An observation is not a judgement.  Curious what it really is.   A Beetle Cat was the 2nd boat I ever sailed alone, just don't remember fully whether they had the tiny cabin or flush deck.  Twas in the early 70's.

It’s a Sturdee Cat. Tough little boat. Edson Schock design. Originals were wood with canvas on deck. 14’4” with a 7’ beam. Draws 10” with board up. 

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59 minutes ago, llama said:

It’s a Sturdee Cat. Tough little boat. Edson Schock design. Originals were wood with canvas on deck. 14’4” with a 7’ beam. Draws 10” with board up. 

Nice!!!

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On 7/11/2021 at 8:26 AM, pironiero said:

Whats this boat? that top window is so cool...

thats right, Benetuau 390 oceanis. yes I liked the windows but they crack easy and most owners will put "no step" signs on them. very $$ to replace.I found a photo of my boat with a former owner who raced it solo to hawaii. 

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So not sailing photos: Kids on the $1 sailboat. NAMO came with an older Yamaha (I think) 2 stroke outboard that they can't kill. 

Son young Tom at the helm, daughter MJ in the middle with her new 'friend', Tom (as if we need another Tom). Harry is there somewhere and new Toms dog, Tony (named after Anthony Bourdain). 

My wife and I both think US kids need to up their game in clothing, even when engaged in casual rec. What do you think? 

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We were drifting in the harbor. Last weekend was windless. 

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They actually raised sails. The beauty of a simple boat and the optimism of youth. They  drifted backwards with good sail trim, for some reason. 

It nice to get out in the harbor, wind or not. Indian Island lighthouse on the left. Lens looking straight SOUTH, that's Owls Head on the right horizon. Ajax was somewhere out there on his way back to Rockland (out of the right side of frame). 

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On 7/13/2021 at 12:50 PM, Kris Cringle said:

For those that don't get up before dawn. 

4:58am, the sun breaks over the eastern horizon.  

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5:38 and it's still the witching hour. 

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Kris, your photos are crying out for a wider audience.

Calendar? coffee table book? Posters?  Framed prints and reassuringly obscene prices?

Whatever the medium, get them out there!

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On 7/19/2021 at 8:43 PM, chester said:

we must see more pic T

not much to show lately - just the boring cicle of bog/sanding/bog/sanding... repeated ad nauseam

now, at least the waterline is defined, for the antifouling paint...

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17 hours ago, Bugsy said:

50+ year old Albacore.   Almost all components, standing rigging and running rigging original.  Purchased about 6 years ago for $250.  

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Was that an Alcort boat?

Edit: Sorry, I was thinking of the Puffer, a 12' boat.

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