Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year

Well happy new year. The plan is to put the boat in this year :-)

Monday, May 9, 2011

And now another PA-31 is found, all the way down in Florida. Here is the note I got from the owner:

Dear Erik:
My name is Michel Bxxxxxx and I currently live in Punta Gorda, Florida. Before moving to Florida I lived in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. While in Wisconsin I commissioned Mark Leonard to build me a PA 31 in 1986 to replace my PA18 that I had owned for several years. I still have my PA31 after 25years! It has spent several long periods of time in storage, but it never occurred to me to sell it. It has currently been in storage here in Florida for about four years. Just thought you might be interested in where at least one of the PA31's went.

So now we know where 3 of the 7 are, and we will keep a look out for the other 4!.

Michel, if you can send me a picture of the boat, that would be Great!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Quick Update.

The boat is goin in th elake this year. as always there are a number of things that need to be done before that can happen. the boat is also "sleeping outside" right now as my Dad is kind enough to put my RV in the indoor spot the boat usually has.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Another one found!

This is "Crysal Blue" and she sails out of Port Washington.
Heck, if we can find the other 5 we can start a one-design fleet!





Saturday, February 7, 2009

FFFF BOATS!

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My whole Blog is about BOATS!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

frozen Over

Here is our parking spot in the harbor at south shore. It is frozen over.






Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Straightening the rudder

So, when we pulled the boat out in the fall I (Eric) ran the rudder into one of the trailer support posts...... So the rudder post is bent. oops.

Dad (Earl) is straightening the 2 inch stainless steel rod.

We plan on putting the boat in again in the spring.



Friday, August 29, 2008

Moving Dinghys for college students

We used the same truck that pulled our boat out to the lake to haul 8 Dinghys for the University of Illinois Sailing Club from where they purchased them to Champaign/Urbana.

This is the culmination of a nearly $40K project. With these 8 boats the club will now be able to host it's own regattas in the Midwest Collegant Sailing Association.

the truck had a flat front tire on the way down, so when we got there we had to unload in the dark.








Monday, August 11, 2008

Bird's Eye View

These pics are from the harbor cam at Shouth Shore in Milwaukee. http://www.lakefrontcam.com/jpegsouth.html














This boat is the "Dirty Vicor" a neighbor in the mooring field.





Monday, July 28, 2008

Sailed this weekend

We got the boat out under sail this weekend. And even in only 7-10 knts of wind the 155 is way too much headsail in those conditions.


We got the Autohelm calabrated, but may still need to move the "cumpass" as it is off by 18 degrees. The ST 4000 also tries to correct course by turning to port only. From researching the intraweb, it turns out that is common and we have to look at "low voltage" or whatever that means.

The Knt meeter said we were doing 0.0kts, but the GPS said 6.9 knts, so we gotta sort that out.

Parker (9 year old grand son) was aboard and did well, even though we were all over the place with tacks and jibes. We managed to make a huge mess below decs, as it has accumulated 10 years woth of crap sitting and not being sailed.

The GPS unit worked great! We put a Lake Michigan detailed map "chip" in it and it performed as expected. It is monochrome though, color would be nice, but is not actually neccessarry.

Wish I took the camera, oh well.....


 

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