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.....

Monday, July 14, 2008


Today is my dad's birthday!

Happy birthday Papa!


Thursday, July 3, 2008

No Need to pull the boat out, nor the motor

JB Weld is a cool thing. We were able to fix up the motor's crack with out pulling the boat out and without pulling the motor out of the boat.

There are some seals and "O" Rings that need replacing, but that is not an emergancy. So that's nice.


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