We usually place the chicken and asparagus in a large plastgic bag in the morning and allow everything to just soak up the favors in the refrig. After anchoring and before sitting back to relax in the cockpit for happy hour, we prepare the sweet corn. This gives us plenty of time to socialize with our friends. When we're ready for dinner, we mount the grill on the stern pulpit, light it up, and place our fresh food on the hot grill. In no time, we have a great dinner!
Sit back, relax, dig in, and watch the moon rise. This is good news for boats; no more waiting for the bridge to open at least for a couple of months. Not so good for car traffic. You will need to use US 50 to cross the Narrows by car. Register today! June and September are no longer open. The sailing season has finally arrived! At Last, Moondance, and Amici are all set for the season, but I still have a few small outdoor jobs to complete. Too bad! I get most of my work done during the week. My students, Damian and Hannah, are now proud owners of their own Catalina 30 which will be on O-Dock.
I always expect several text messages over the weekend as they prepare their boat for the journey north from Deltaville, VA. Two other students, Jake and Jill, arrived from Colorado in search of a boat. Though honorary members of O-Dock, they plan to keep it in Rock Hall for a while to prepare for their new adventures. They intend to head south in the fall for a shakedown cruise before heading across the North Atlantic! Our good friend, Jeff aboard Rising Tide, has rejoined our O-Dock family from his seasons on the western shore.
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We missed him. Welcome home! Our other friends, Gene and Barb, will finally get their boat Seawoof back in the water after three long years. They plan to head north to New England. Hopefully we can manage to meet for a fun evening as they head up the Chesapeake on the way to Block Island. Unfortunately, friends, Terry and Susan will be absent this season for a year-long refit for Cloud Nine.
Penny and I have lots of sail classes scheduled for the season along with some day charters. We also plan to do lots of short sails when we have a day or two free. What are your plans for the sailing season?
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Give us a call or drop us an email today and start living our dream. I attempted to service it several times, and noticed one of the internal parts was broken. No problem, order a new part, right? Barient is no longer in business. For an entire year I searched the internet and second-hand marine parts stores for a replacement part to no avail.
So I purchased a new winch to replace the broken one. With luck, the bolt holes will line up. Any bets out there? Be sure to use a good sealant around those new bolt holes; you don't want any water penetrating the cabin top and seeping inside. The whole job should take less than a day! It seems like this has been a long winter, but in reality, winter has passed by quickly.
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It seems only like yesterday that I was winterizing the boats, and now I am beginning to commission the systems and by the end of the month all three will have been out for their first romp of the season. I've said before that I am always surprised at what the winter gremlins do to the various parts of the boats. It seems that things which were perfect at the end of the season, suddenly have developed little problems. It was most definitely warmer than back home. My family and friends were not sympathetic that I had to be away from home.
While at the boat show I took over 50 people out on the Beneteau ASA First 22 training boat for a short training sail. I also had time to reconnect with old friends and former sail instructor candidates whom I had certified for their instructor status. Even though all of us worked long hours, we still found time to relax and chat about our experiences on the water. Naturally, I did take some time to visit the Beneteau boats.
I hopped aboard the Beneteau 60, the first time one has been in the US. I even suggested that I would be willing to trade my new Beneteau Oceanis 41 even up for it. For some reason or other Beneteau wasn't too interested in my offer. Just saying! If you have time though, come on down to Miami and enjoy a great boat show in the warm weather. And of course, be sure to stop by the ASA booth! It made me want to return to Miami You would be surprised at how dirty they become just sitting in their slips for a couple of months! I want to be out sailing and enjoying the great spring weather.
By the time you arrive for your class or charter, the boats will be spick and span!
When will I see YOU this season? So here goes. First, I still have several Coastal Navigation students to finish up for the winter sessions. Last weekend was a tough one; for the first time I had a class disrupted by winter weather.
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I have been teaching some type of weekend class sessions for the past 20 years or so, and this was a first for me. Now, naturally during the sailing season I have had to rearrange some of the sailing activities due to strong winds and foul weather, like hurricane winds and torrential downpours. But when people have to drive on snow covered roads, it really does become a serious matter of personal safety. The adverse summer weather is actually easier to deal with. We can stay at anchor for an extra day, spend the day in the slip doing all the necessary book work, etc.
By the warm sailing weather, I will have everyone caught up and certified, plus have taught my annual celestial navigation class. Then, there are those winter boat jobs I mentioned before. I have several near completion, and by the end of this month most of the others should be farther along as well. That leaves me the first couple of weeks in March to begin the commissioning process. The first job will be to haul several hundred gallons of fresh water to flush the on board fresh water systems, and then top off the tanks.
On that first warm, sunny day, I will just have to take each of the boats out for their shake-down cruise. I am still amazed at what the winter gremlins can do to systems which were prefect in the fall. By the beginning of April, Penny and I will be out enjoying some great spring sailing with our O-Dock friends. Of course Penny and I have a couple of personal activities planned in our spring countdown.
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This weekend we will be spending some time in New York City enjoying some of the great performances, and eating at a couple of our favorite NYC restaurants. And of course, we do have to spoil some grandchildren along the way! Let the countdown continue!
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Spaces are filling up! Not a difficult job! Remove the fasteners connecting the interior and exterior sections and carefully break the bond of sealant. I use a product designed to dissolve it and a plastic putty knife to work around the frame. Clean off any old sealant using acetone. Carefully, attach the two sections of the portlight together with the fasteners and tighten them firmly, but not too tightly.
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