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Old 27-07-2013, 10:23   #211
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Re: 60 ft on the Chesapeake - It Begins !

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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.
Looking really good, Scott.
Finally living the dream... lol!

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Old 27-07-2013, 22:47   #212
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Re: 60 ft on the Chesapeake - It Begins !

That's cool, hope they work out well! Good luck with the install, hope it goes smoothly!
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Old 28-07-2013, 18:52   #213
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Let us know if u ever need an extra hand(s). Wife and I liveaboard up at HHN.
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Old 28-07-2013, 19:13   #214
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Thanks hotel l, I certainly will. I can guarantee you we won't go fast...but we go. Pm your number because it's usually fairly last minute planning.
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Old 29-07-2013, 06:04   #215
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We have our boat in shady side, what do you sail. Maybe a cruisers forum raft up is in order. DSM are you up above the bridge...... Maybe we should start a thread for something soon as the temps drop and the winds get pleasant. We are in the BVI's till Thursday. My wife can't sail this weekend , I may be looking for crew or somewhere to go.
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Pirates and wenches party in rock hall next weekend. I'm trying to talk the admiral into it, she is afraid because she is not 100% sure about where we will anchor, or can get a slip. Sure sounds fun though.
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Ok...not sure about a BVI trip this weekend. We liveaboard a Island Packet so not Speed Records set here. Just love good wind, good drinks, & good conversation! In that order :-)
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We get back to Maryland on Thursday night. Not sure about this weekend. When is pirates and wenches ,on the tenth? I might could do that . We like rock hall , good raft up in swan creek..

Love good wind,too! Today we had17-20 kts of wind and wer sailing at 7-8 kts. NICE DAY!!!.. Tacked a few times back and forth between JosVanDyke ,Sophers and CaneArden Bay and now moored in Great Harbor, tomorrow is the last day for this trip.
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All the AC units have arrived, will begin installation next week. Still working on the ceilings and I also got a hot water heater, electric and heat exchanger. As an update just been hanging on the boat doing projects and enjoying the summer with the wife and the kids. Living aboard has been working out well. Been sailing a good bit and learning. Thinking about the winter.
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Nice weekend on the boat last weekend. Went sailing twice and had a blast. I really do like the slip we are in.

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Re: 60 ft on the Chesapeake - It Begins !

well I just finished reading through it all - congrats, I'm floored by all the work you have done on your home. She's beautiful.
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Thanks Tomi it's been a little over a year and I feel OK with the progress I've made. I have learned a bunch and learn more with every new project. I just took out the old water maker, it is an echo tec unit. I will keep it until I need it then have it serviced and reinstall it at some point in the future. Im installing a new water heater in its place now. I have three of the four new AC units in and they are working great! I look forward to sailing this winter in some real wind and continue honing my sailing skills. Maybe this winter I can sort out the tanks and figure out where a water leak is coming from. I really hope I don't have to rip up the floors and replace the tanks.....I do love the boat, she is a true blue water cruiser and very easy to manage under sail. Nirvana is super solid under foot and is an excellent ride even in fairly rough seas and strong wind. When I bought her I said five years to make her ship shape again and so far i'm pleased with my progress. Sometimes it's slow and frustrating but still fun and challenging.
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Re: 60 ft on the Chesapeake - It Begins !

Nice to hear all is well, it nice to see you got the AC working just in time for fall, maybe you will have the heat working by spring

So Scott, we are in Annapolis for a few days and thought we would make it down to see you this week but we got a spot on the wall and don't feel like leaving until they cut us loose on Sunday for the boat show.

Let me know if you are in the area, I would like to see you and your much better half.

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Getting colder here on the bay and work has slowed a bit. I did today finally get around to installing the mast boot well actually I bought the kit that you mix up and pour around the mast. Man is that stuff a mess. The learning curve is steep. Next time I'll do better. But this time I did get it done and I don't think that thing will ever leak. I've been staining all the wood in the boat. Lots of work this winter planned. Wood and wiring with plumbing on top. Heaters are working great! Pictures in a couple of weeks.
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Getting colder here on the bay and work has slowed a bit. I did today finally get around to installing the mast boot well actually I bought the kit that you mix up and pour around the mast. Man is that stuff a mess. The learning curve is steep. Next time I'll do better. But this time I did get it done and I don't think that thing will ever leak. I've been staining all the wood in the boat. Lots of work this winter planned. Wood and wiring with plumbing on top. Heaters are working great! Pictures in a couple of weeks.
You're doing great!
Just got into Savu Savu in Fiji... 15 days at sea from Bora Bora. You are going to love the way big ketches sail!

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