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Old 20-05-2013, 17:24   #196
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Just an update, I mostly finished the decks. all the non skid is down. At some point I will go back and paint the rain channels but that can wait. I also got the new DC panel installed and spent about 8 hours putting it in and wiring in all the circuits. That was a chore! looks like I will just make the June departure date. Moving the boat to Herrington Harbor South and will move aboard. Then the real interior work can begin!

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Old 04-06-2013, 11:10   #197
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Finally, no pics to show but I finally was able to make the trip down the bay. The boat did great. No sailing just motored but trip went fine. About eight hours in comfort motoring along at about 7 knots and 1800 rpm. Left at 0630 and arrived at 1430 Monday. That was the culmination of a long winter and lots of weekends on the boat. First time seeing the bay bridge from underneath' cool. :-)
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A few pics of the trip down.

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My better half.


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Bay Bridge


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Mission Complete! At the new diggs.
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Old 15-06-2013, 22:17   #199
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Re: 60 ft on the Chesapeake - It Begins !

So i break my ankel and I am layed up for 5 months with one more surgery to go and I finally get to the boat and you are gone. Where the hell is Deala?
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Old 19-06-2013, 12:58   #200
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South my friend, South! I'm loving it. No spiders and no bird poop....
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:12   #201
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sorry no pictures lately. ive been living aboard and working on all the little things in the boat like lights and plumbing and wiring. also have been sailing! great day on the bay yesterday. I think I'm in the market for new AC units, my old marine air units are slowly failing. Any suggestions? I've done a bit of research on here and can't really come up with a definate winner.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:29   #202
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Re: 60 ft on the Chesapeake - It Begins !

Hi Scott,
Good to see you're settled in and getting to sail your boat a bit. You've more than earned it
We're in Panama at last after Sandy and I sailed her from Bermuda to St Martin (6 days), and then on to here (8 days).
Still doing repairs as we go... it's the life we've chosen buddy so get used to it
But we've seen much newer boats and they are constantly needing work too, after having spent $400k +...
So I guess we're doing alright.
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Hello Vic!
Glad to see you guys are ok and still making progress! You will be home before you know it. Yes its amazing how many new boat owners are doing the same things I am on the boats around here and these boats are mucho dinero! How are the furling systems holding up? It looks like this winter I will be making a new mizzen sail out of your old one. This will be my mizzens last season. I have gorrilla taped all the holes...it looks awsome.
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They're great when they're working, and to be honest there is no way Sandy and I could handle this barge without them.
But the installation instructions were pathetic so we've had to do some fairly major modifications, which have turned them into good units. We had a major problem with chafing through the outhaul lines... every passage! But just yesterday I completed yet another modification and I really think I've got the issues ironed out at last.
The French really should stick to food and wine. It's what they're good at.
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Re: 60 ft on the Chesapeake - It Begins !

They were really good with statutes I'm the past, but don't seem so much into them, now...... They're all in the mountains now watching skinny guys on REALLY expensive bicycles whizzing past !
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Far too hot to work on the boat outside today. So started on the new ceiling. home depot vinyl wainscoting.

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Pulled the trigger today, bought four new AC units, will start replacing the old ones, one at a time. I'll update as I go along. got two 6500 units one 12000 and one 16500. All Mermaid.
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Sailing last weekend on the chesapeake.

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Or may have been weekend before. I'm in a time warp zone. Is it me are is the summer flying by? These pics are from other sailboats on the dock, SV Braveheart and Godspeed. As they were passing me! in light air I don't go very fast, but I sure do enjoy the ride. A my sailing skill improves I hope I will pick up some speed and get the crew to go out in more challenging weather...still taking baby steps.
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Nice pix!! It's really good to see you enjoying your boat away from the dock and all the projects.... Any particular reason you chose Mermaid units.
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price, mostly, availability, customer service. unlike most of the others they were always receptive, emails were answered, calls returned.
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