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Blocked!

My step-father is the reason I got into boating. When I was in my teens, we had a few power boats, and I loved boating. I am not an avid fisherman (that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to fish, I’m just not the get-up-at 2AM to get to the lake by sunrise kind of…

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Hurray!!

  The marina called me this morning and confirmed that the engine was being aligned today and that it would be done by late morning.  That was perfect, because I had asked my cousins to come help, and they were supposed to meet me there a little after noon.  When I got there at 10:30, the…

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First race

I took part in my first sailing race yesterday! I was little more than rail meat, but that was intentional. I am still trying to learn about sail shape, and I wanted to watch how an experienced captain adjusted things for the conditions. Spoiler alert – we won! And I am taking credit for it.…

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A little good news

I was skimming the marina’s Facebook feed and saw that they actually got Dragon Wing into the water a day early! I am very excited, in part because I didn’t get a call telling me that the stuffing box is leaking. I know the weather is going to be pretty nasty today; I’m not sure…

Some days, I just shake my head…

Dragon Wing is supposed to be back in the water on Saturday, May 17.  That’s the weekend before Memorial Day, and almost a month and a half later than she was supposed to go in.  I’ve been watching the weather forecasts, and Saturday looks like it will be a nice day to take her over…

Sailboat Rigging Tune-up

The topic is a little dry, and the presenter is a little monotone, too. But he has a LOT of good information in here, and I thought it might be of interest. I know I learned quite a bit, including that I want to ask for a Loos Gauge for Christmas! :)