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Old 04-05-2009, 19:11   #1
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Bring on another thousand or two or three

Ever have one of those cruises? It all started as we went to pull anchor to leave tampa bay. About 30 feet from the anchor a wake comes by and bang, no more windlass. Removal turns out to be futile and I end up cutting it out of deck. 3k later I have lewmar v3 and new chain. So were beating into headwinds that were supposed to be beam reach winds and the schaefer sheet block blows, I come about and the one on the other side does the same thing, at the same time I see smoke rolling out of companionway. This turns out to be the ammeter for windgen melting into panel, after burning finger I bypass guage, jury rig line to replace block then another of those gunshot bangs and I look up and see jib flapping on forestay behind me, turns out toggle failed. Luckily have two forestays so mast stayed put. Replaced turnbuckle sailed to boot key and while doing repairs and here windgen screech to stop. Now have to dismantle tower and send unit in for warranty work. Were headed for charleston only 500 more miles to go.
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Old 04-05-2009, 19:21   #2
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Man, all I can say is that sucks and sorry to hear about it! That would be alot to deal with in a short period of time.
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Old 04-05-2009, 19:35   #3
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Oh kim reminded me I forgot a few things, also developed new leak during beating, right over where laptop case hangs result, death of laptop. Go to dinghy ashore locking up hatch dog breaks in half. Fingers crossed, salt tossed over shoulder, rabbits foot out were setting sail again in morning
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Old 04-05-2009, 20:00   #4
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Ever have one of those cruises?
Most of mine are at the dock and are no less expensive. Lacking the adventure isn't all that bad. It really is easier at the dock but lest anyone gets the wrong idea it never saves you much money. You lose whole lot sitting in the slip. Better to be out theer than not is my take.
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The great thing about boats is they never take too much money.Just what ever you have will do.
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I was on my new boat (for me) this weekend getting it really for our first sail on it. Things went bad, but now I feel bessed.
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