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  1. #196
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Mertinooke View Post
    BTW- Assuming all things go well with A-24, we plan on being up in the Casco Bay area the first or second week of August so pencil us in for a rondezvous at Jewel Island...
    Tim, Jewel Island is a great spot - and, unfortunately, a well-known one. My sailing is mostly on weekends and I don't think you could even get near there on a weekend in the middle of the season! It might be OK during the weekdays, but I'm afraid my vacation time is mostly spoken for this year. Keep me posted on your schedule though, I may be able to find you a mooring in S. Portland. We could have a mini get together on your way up the coast...
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    Well, at least it looks like it won't be miserable!

    Back to Whitefield one last time today to wrap up a few odds and ends, then hopefully sailing on Thursday or Friday!
    Last edited by dasein668; 06-05-2007 at 05:19 AM. Reason: Fix stupid bb code...
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    [quote=mbd;15617]Tim, Jewel Island is a great spot - and, unfortunately, a well-known one.[quote]

    True, but what a sweet spot it is. For me, it's good memories, that's mostly why it came to mind. I am interested in tapping local knowledge to find other spots however. As the summer progresses, we'll chat and figure something out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbd View Post
    It might be OK during the weekdays,
    I tried to go in there on a Wednesday in October two years ago and it was too crowded for my taste. I could likely have found a spot to anchor but there were 5 or 6 other boats in there so I just went back to Cliff Island.
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    Well, she's coming together, bit by bit. I got the coamings on this weekend. Mast stepping should happen next Sunday. I'm waiting for my lifelines to arrive. Oh, and I suppose I should put some sailing hardware on the decks to...
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    Sure is nice to be able to putter around on the boat again - in the water, as opposed to the side yard. I'm on a mooring now. It'll be nice too not to have to worry about backing out of a slip...
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    Varsta Brud!

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    Looking Good! No one would ever guess she's forty years old.

    "I'm on a mooring now"
    My preference for sure especially in the river I am in.

    You and your family are going to have a great summer on that beauty.

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    Good to see her in the water. The coamings look great. When does the mast go up??

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    Looks nice Mike. You need to get some weight forward though to get her rear up a bit. How about some nice chain rode in the anchor locker?

    Get her in sailing shape and I'll meet you somewhere for lunch!
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    Water line

    She's riding a lot better than last time she was in the water. One big difference is that I was able to get the lead pig out of the bilge (67 lbs). I relocated it to the chain locker in the bow. That has helped.

    A couple of more things will help as well: 1. Hopefully, stepping the mast Sunday will move a bit more weight off of the stern, and 2. I need to fill my water tank in the v-berth. 3. I still need to hang my anchor off the bow pulpit. I'm not crazy about this setup, but it's what I've got for now. But that'll move more weight forward too. 4. If all of that doesn't get her to ride on her lines, I'm thinking hard about relocating the batteries forward.

    An anchor chain is a good idea - for multiple reasons. But first, I suppose I'd better get and install a new hawse pipe, although I just hate the idea of drilling into the decks!

    Meeting for lunch sounds great sometime!
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    She looks great

    She looks great Mike,

    I would fill the water tank before you make too many other decisions about how to get the bow down. I see a fair difference between it being full and empty.


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    Ahhh soon, soon ours will be in the water . . . Looking good though.
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    Thumbs up

    Very FINE lookin vessel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mike, did you put the mast up yesterday or is that happening this weekend? Also, what are your "first trip of the season" plans?

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