Portlights from Gebo Marine Glazing installed by Jeff Lemma aboard
Genco Marine the original supplier of A30 dodgers and canvas
Optimus 45 on Sea Swing (HTML) See a, b, c
Raspberry Pi NMEA multiplexer
2018 Golden Globe Race Dismasting report by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston FRIN

Circumnavigating DelMarVa.


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Alberg 30 Reviews


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2023 - 2024 Winter

2023/24 Winterization Task List (top)

2023 -- Ninth Season

2023 -- Sailing

Remained unseasonably cool in Annapolis and Silver Spring till May with daytime highs in the low to mid-fifties. Weather significantly hampered my efforts to refinish woodwork. Extended, severe pollen season hampered my efforts as well. The prelude to, recovery from, and surgery on April 20th further impeded this Spring's maintenance activities.
  1. 2023-11-30 Brought Constance to Smith's on the Severn for haul-out and winter work.
  2. 2023-11-09 Intro Sail for Avi Kotek.
  3. 2023-11-07 Solo Sail.
  4. 2023-10-28 Constance serves as committee boat for the Cal 25 Boo Hoo Hoo race with Christian and Meredith aboard.
  5. 2023-10-25 Solo Sail.
  6. 2023-09-29 Introduce new crew member: Heather Fettke von-Koeckritz to the crew and the boat.
  7. 2023-09-26 Refuel and pumpout on a dreary, overcast, intermittently drizzling afternoon.
  8. 2023-09-10 2023 Hammond Memorial Race results Finishing Order: 262, 550, 197; Did not compete 247, 460
  9. 2023-09-09 2023 NASS Race to Oxford results
  10. 2023-09-01 Solo sail.
  11. 2023-08-30 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 Race 5: results. Finishing Order: 247, 262, 550, 272. Did not compete: 158. T2P.tv video. Very brief Alberg footage at 10:10.
  12. 2023-08-29 Solo sail.
  13. 2023-08-23 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 Race 3: results. Did not compete due to flying to see grandchildren. T2P.tv video
  14. 2023-08-16 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 Race 3: results. Only 272 Rinn Duin raced. Did not compete due to flying to see grandchildren. T2P.tv video
  15. 2023-08-16 Solo sail.
  16. 2023-08-11 Solo sail.
  17. 2023-08-09 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 Race 2: results. Finishing Order: 247, 550, 262. Did not compete: 158, 272. T2P.tv video. Alberg footage at 9:19.
  18. 2023-08-08 Couples sail.
  19. 2023-08-03 Solo stern chase of Sultana.
  20. 2023-08-02 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 Race 2: Canceled due to lack of wind.
  21. 2023-08-01 Solo sail.
  22. 2023-07-30 Solo sail after a week of quite high temperatures and disappointment stemming from the 2023 AYC Annual Regatta .
  23. 2023-07-26 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 Race 1: results on the 9th of Av. Finishing Order: 247, 550, 272. Did not compete: 158, 262. T2P.tv video.
  24. 2023-07-23 2023 AYC Annual Regatta : results. Finishing Order: 460, 247, 550, 562, 272, 262.
  25. 2023-07-19 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Race 5: results. Finishing Order: 247, 262. Did not compete: 158, 272, 550. T2P.tv video.
  26. 2023-07-14 Solo sail.
  27. 2023-07-12 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Race 4: results. Finishing Order: 262, 247, 272. Did not compete: 158, 550. T2P.tv video.
  28. 2023-07-10 Solo sail after more than a week of rather windless high pressure and afternoon/evening thunderstorms.
  29. 2023-06-30 Solo sail.
  30. 2023-06-28 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Race 3: results. Finishing Order: 247, 262. Did not compete: 158, 272, 550. T2P.tv video.
  31. 2023-06-26 Couples sail.
  32. 2023-06-21 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Race 3: Canceled due to gale warnings. From 1800 to 2000, wind of 21-23kts with gusts 26-33kts.
  33. 2023-06-20 Couples sail.
  34. 2023-06-14 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Race 2: results. Finishing Order: 262, 247, 272. Did not compete: 158, 550. T2P.tv video. Alberg 30 footage starts at 7:50.
  35. 2023-06-13 Solo sail.
  36. 2023-06-07 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Race 1: results. Finishing Order: 247, 262. Did not compete: 158, 272, 550. T2P.tv video.
  37. 2023-06-06 Solo sail.
  38. 2023-06-04 Couples sail.
  39. 2023-06-01 Solo sail.
  40. 2023-05-31 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Race 4: Canceled due to lack of wind.
  41. 2023-05-30 Couples sail.
  42. 2023-05-24 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Race 3: results. Finishing Order: 262, 247. Did not compete: 158, 272, 550. T2P.tv video. See timestamp 5:40 for Alberg 30 footage.
  43. 2023-05-22 Motor around the harbor after changing fuel filters. Get fuel and pump out holding tank.
  44. 2023-05-17 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Race 2: results. Finishing Order: 247, 272. Did not compete: 158, 262, 550. T2P.tv video. Did not race due to 102* fever starting Tuesday afternoon till Thursday afternoon.
  45. 2023-05-10 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Race 1: results. Finishing Order: 247, 262, 272. Did not compete: 158, 550. T2P.tv video.
  46. 2023-05-07 2023 Annapolis Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Day Three results: 247, 197, 262, 562, 158, 272, DNS: 550.
  47. 2023-05-06 2023 Annapolis Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Day Two results: 562, 197, 262, 158, 247, 272, DNS: 550.
  48. 2023-05-05 2023 Annapolis Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Day One results: 247, 197, 262, 562, 158; 272, DNS: 550.
  49. 2023-05-03 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Race 0: Canceled due to predicted gale force winds.
  50. 2023-04-26 2023 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Race 0: Skipped the race. One week after surgery. No other Albergs raced. Decided that healing was more important than today's race.

2023 -- Maintenance

  1. 2023-11-30 Upon reaching Smith's, changed the oil, flushed engine raw water with propylene glycol, un-bent 135LP genoa and Interrupt main.
  2. 2023-10-12 Rinsed 169 LP Genoa in the backyard by hoisting the sail six feet, rinsing with the hose. Repeat till done.
  3. 2023-07-23 Various Small Tasks.
  4. 2023-07-21 Various Small Tasks.
  5. 2023-07-05 Correct Engine Starter Wiring.
  6. 2023-07-05 Correct Engine Starter Wiring.
  7. 2023-06-28 After allowing the paint to dry for a week, drilled mounting holes and attached the vent to the dorade box. Reinstalled aboard.
  8. 2023-06-19 Continued fixing the head dorade box.
  9. 2023-06-16 Installed three of the four shelves. Sanded the fourth to fit. Finishing required.
  10. 2023-06-15 Continued fixing the head dorade box.
  11. 2023-06-13 Continued fixing the head dorade box.
  12. 2023-06-12 Continued fixing the head dorade box.
  13. 2023-06-11 Continued fixing the head dorade box.
  14. 2023-06-09 Started fixing the head dorade box.
  15. 2023-06-06 Replaced starboard spring line with 52' of 8mm Samson XLS3 (white with blue) purchased via cut-line discount from APS and previously used for furling line.
  16. 2023-06-05 Replaced Sta-Set X furling line with softer double braid previously used as 135LP sheet and various other tasks.
  17. 2023-06-01 Set idle speed.
  18. 2023-05-24 Refinish teak rails along top edge of settee backs.
  19. 2023-05-22 Changed both fuel filters.
  20. 2023-05-21 Maintenance Weekend: helped install replacement deadlight aboard Latika among other small tasks.
  21. 2023-05-19 Finishing Shelves: after 2023 spring semester finals and two days of 102* fever and sleeping 14 to 18 hours a day, test fit the shelves. The aft end of the starboard forward shelf is tight. Real pressure required to push it the last half-inch down into position. All other shelves fit well. Time for final finishing.
  22. 2023-05-12 Finishing Shelves: second and last coat on other side.
  23. 2023-05-12 Finishing Shelves: second and last coat on one side and all edges.
  24. 2023-05-11 Finishing Shelves: first finish coat done.
  25. 2023-05-10 Finishing Shelves and various items aboard.
  26. 2023-05-02 Preparation for AYC WNR and 2023 NOOD.
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2022 - 2023 Winter

2022/23 Winterization Task List

2022-2023 Winter Task List

  1. 2023-04-27 Additional coat of High Gloss Clear Varnish thinned 20% with brushing thinner on tiller -- fourth coat. Dropboard still a bit tacky.
  2. Abdominal surgery on 2023-04-29.
  3. 2023-04-19 Continued work shelves and tiller.
  4. 2023-04-18 Continued work shelves. Completed Spring re-commissioning.
  5. 2023-04-17 Continued work shelves, a coat of primer to undersides. Dropboard too tacky to recoat.
  6. 2023-04-16 Continued work on replacement upper drop board, first coat varnish, and shelves, a coat of primer to topsides.
  7. 2023-04-14 Continued work on replacement upper drop board and shelves -- second coat of epoxy. Eye splice in new eain halyard.
  8. 2023-04-11 Removed winter leader lines and rove running rigging.
  9. 2023-04-04 Continued work on replacement upper drop board and shelves. Install strap eyes on boom.
  10. 2023-03-28 Begun work on replacement upper drop board. Begin recommissoning.
  11. 2023-03-22 Done fitting the port aft shelf. Bought all shelves home for finishing. Washed the winter algae off the decks.
  12. 2023-03-16 Templated, cut and fitted port aft shelf. Both port shelves need a bit more sanding where they meet the center divider. Then its on to finishing.
  13. 2023-01-04 Finished fitting the shelf for the area outboard of the starboard settee forward. Templated and cut out shelf for the area outboard of the port settee forward.
  14. 2022-12-29 Replaced genoa halyard with its winter line. Checked fit of a Hebridean windvane . Looks workable.
  15. 2022-12-16 Cut out shelf for the area outboard of the starboard settee forward using same tools and methods as the starboard settee aft section on 2022-12-09.
  16. 2022-12-14 Replaced main, spinnaker halyards and topping lift with winter dummy halyards.
  17. 2022-12-09 Cut out shelf for the area outboard the starboard settee aft.
  18. 2022-12-08 Began installation of shelves outboard of the main cabin settees. Installed cleats in the aft half of the space outboard of the settee. Have to template the space. Nothing is square.
  19. 2022-11-23 Unbent 135LP genoa and Interrupt main. Folded and set in v-berth. First reef line, vang, spinnaker downhaul removed and brought home. Engine winterized.
  20. 2022-11-16 Changed engine oil. Pumped out, flushed, and pumped out holding tank. Removed various items.
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2022 -- Eighth Season

2022 -- Sailing

  1. 2022-11-16 Laps of the harbor.
  2. 2022-10-30 Solo Sail to serve as race committee for the Cal 25 Boo Hoo Hoo race.
  3. 2022-10-27 Solo Sail to sail a possible course for the Cal 25 Boo Hoo Hoo race on October 30th.
  4. 2022-10-16 Ted Osius Memorial Regatta
  5. 2022-10-12 Family Sail.
  6. 2022-09-20 Return Constance to Annapolis after the Rankin Regatta.
  7. 2021-09-18 Rankin Regatta Day Two: Finishing order: Lingin, Skybird, Windswept, Laughing Gull, Constance, Rinn Duin, Argo
  8. 2021-09-17 Rankin Regatta Day One: Finishing order: Lingin, Argo, Skybird, Windswept, Laughing Gull, Rinn Duin, Constance
  9. 2022-09-15 Preposition Constance for the Rankin Regatta.
  10. 2022-09-13 Couples Sail.
  11. 2022-09-09 Solo Sail.
  12. 2022-09-08 Solo Sail.
  13. 2022-09-07 AYC WNR Awards Party
  14. 2022-09-02 Couples Sail.
  15. 2022-08-31 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 results: Finishing Order: 262, 244, 247, 550. Did not compete: 272, 411; T2P.tv video.
  16. 2022-08-24 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 results: Finishing Order: 244, 247,262, 550, 272. Did not compete: 411; T2P.tv video. Bit of Alberg 30 video from 9:15 to 9:35.
  17. 2022-08-23 Solo Sail.
  18. 2022-08-17 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 Canceled due to predicted inclement weather.
  19. 2022-08-12 Couples Sail.
  20. 2022-08-11 Solo Sail.
  21. 2022-08-10 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 Canceled due to predicted inclement weather.
  22. 2022-08-09 Solo Sail.
  23. 2022-08-08 Solo Sail.
  24. 2022-08-03 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 results: Finishing Order: 244, 550. Did not compete: 262, 272, 411, 550; T2P.tv video. Bit of Alberg 30 video at 8:40.
  25. 2022-07-27 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 results: Finishing Order: 244, 247, 550. Did not compete: 262, 272, 411; T2P.tv video. Bit of Alberg 30 video at 7:50, 8:15 with 247 leading.
  26. 2022-07-20 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 results: Finishing Order: 244, 262. Did not compete: 247, 272, 411, 550; T2P.tv video.
  27. 2022-07-13 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 results: Finishing Order: 272, 262, 550. Did not compete: 244, 247, 411; T2P.tv video.
  28. 2022-07-12 Solo Sail. (Average speed 6.1kts. New record.)
  29. 2022-07-04 Couples Sail.
  30. 2022-07-01 Solo Sail.
  31. 2022-06-29 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 results: Finishing Order: 262, 550. Did not compete: 244, 247, 272, 411; T2P.tv video. Alberg 30 video from 5:40 to 6:03
  32. 2022-06-26 Couples Sail.
  33. 2022-06-21 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Canceled due to predicted inclement weather.
  34. 2022-06-20 Solo Sail.
  35. 2022-06-08 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 results: Canceled
  36. 2022-06-07 Solo Sail.
  37. 2022-06-03 Solo Sail.
  38. 2022-06-01 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 results: Finishing Order: 244, 550, 262. Did not compete: 247, 272, 411; T2P.tv video.
  39. 2022-05-25 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 results: Finishing Order: 244, 262, 550. Did not compete: 247, 272, 411; T2P.tv video.
  40. 2022-05-18 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 results: Finishing Order: 244, 550, 262. Did not compete: 247, 272, 411; T2P.tv video. Alberg 30 footage mark "A" at 7:55 to 8:20.
  41. 2022-05-15 2022 Annapolis Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Day Three results: 262, 244, 197, 562, 550; DNS: 11. The day's video does not have an Alberg 30 footage.
  42. 2022-05-14 2022 Annapolis Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Day Two results: 244, 197, 262, 550, 562; DNS: 11. See timestamps 00:08 to 00:12 in the day's video for Alberg 30 footage.
  43. 2022-05-13 2022 Annapolis Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Day One results: 244, 197, 562, 11, 262; DNS: 550. See timestamps 12:55 to 14:55 and 19:42 to 21:14 in the day's video for Alberg 30 footage.
  44. 2022-05-11 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 results: Finishing Order: 244, 262. Did not compete: 247, 272, 411, 550; T2P.tv video. Constance and LinGin footage at 8:34 to 8:56.
  45. 2022-05-10 Practiced estimating time required to arrive at a mark.
  46. 2022-05-04 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Retired. See write up of the evening. Finishing Order: 244. Retired: 262. Did not compete: 247, 272, 411, 550; T2P.tv video. LinGin footage at 8:36.
  47. 2022-05-02 Family Sail.
  48. 2022-04-29 Solo Sail.
  49. 2022-04-27 2022 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Did not compete. See write up of the evening. Finishing Order: 244. Did not compete: 247, 262, 272, 411, 550; T2P.tv video. LinGin footage at 8:36.
  50. 2022-04-20 Return from Smith's Marina to Yacht Haven Annapolis.
  51. 2022-03-20 Raced with Pat Seidel, Skip Seidel, Alisa Finney, and TC Williams aboard Alisa's Cal 25 Fahrvergnügen in the AYC Frostbite Series - Second Half. Finished second.

2022 -- Maintenance

  1. 2022-11-23 Continued winterization.
  2. 2022-11-16 Changed the engine oil. Pumped out, flushed, and pumped out holding tank. Removed various items from the boat.
  3. 2022-11-10 No wind. 60 to 70 degrees. Lightly ScotchBrite'd the handrails and the inboard side of the toerails. Wiped down with acetone. Applied one coat of Cetol Marine Natural Teak .
  4. 2022-11-02 Prepared the cockpit coamings and the inside surface of toe rail for another coat of Cetol Marine Natural Teak using heavy duty ScotchBrite throughout and a scraper as needed. From 1400 to 1630.
  5. 2022-10-26 Helped Pat Seidel adjust the stuffing box and change the engine anti-freeze aboard Laughing Gull. Removed the racing spinnaker and cabin, not v-berth, cushions from Constance.
  6. 2022-10-07 Restored Constance to sailing configuration after the remants of Hurricane Ian lasted from Friday (2022-09-30) till Wednesday (2022-10-05).
  7. 2022-09-30 Prepared Constance for the remants of Hurricane Ian. Removed sails. Check and re-checked docklines. Pumped bilge (no water). Tightened backstay.
  8. 2022-09-15 Continued reconfiguring Constance for racing in the 2022 Rankin Regatta.
  9. 2022-09-14 Reconfigured Constance for racing in the 2022 Rankin Regatta. Sails. Weight. Bottom cleaned. Racing provisions.
  10. 2022-08-11 Retied the traveler controls lines so that the line exits from the lower of the paired blocks rather than the from the upper. The traveler has had a problem of hanging up with one loop of line trapping/pinching the other. Perhaps this change will ameleriorate the issue.
  11. 2022-08-05 Replaced Forespar steaming light lens with cap lost a some point. Secured in place with 2mm halyard leader around the base of the lens, back through the gap between the fixture and the mast, and tied around the front of the deck light housing. Should prevent the lens from rotating the few degress needed to unlock and fall off. Far to hot and humid and stagnant to sail.
  12. 2022-07-22 Various. Replaced bow dock lines. Repaired port settee access panel. Replaced main halyard shackle.
  13. 2022-07-21 Replaced the two stern dock lines with New England Ropes 1/2" black double braid nylon lines. Wanted to sail, but too little wind, at least at the dock.
  14. 2022-07-20 Replaced the RF41100 40mm single swivel block with a Harken Carbo Air 57mm Swivel .
  15. 2022-05-31 Spinnaker Pole Topping Lift and Downhaul.
  16. 2022-05-29 Replaced Ronstan RF41100 40mm single swivel block damaged on 2022-05-25 with another RF41100 40mm single swivel block .
  17. 2022-05-22 All three racing sails (mainsail, EP genoa, EP spinnaker) measured and signed by Lanny Helms.
  18. 2022-05-20 Washed cabin with Solution B. Re-installed 200 S drum shroud.
  19. 2022-05-12 Preperation for the NOOD.
  20. 2022-05-10 Installed newly drilled tiller.
  21. 2022-05-09 Replaced tiller.
  22. 2022-05-04 D-rings on spinnaker pole and two small clean-up items.
  23. 2022-04-26 Continued preparing the boat to sail and to race.
  24. 2022-04-25 Continued preparing the boat to sail and to race.
  25. 2022-04-21 Began preparing the boat to sail and to race.
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2021 - 2022 Winter

2021-2022 Pre-launch Task List

2021-2022 Post-launch Task List

2021/22 Winterization Task List

2021-2022 Winter Task List

  1. 2022-04-20 Burnished hull (details of preparing hull for racing). Launch. Adjusted the stuffing box.
  2. 2022-04-19 Final Preparations for Launch.
  3. 2022-04-15 Applied one coat of Trinidad Pro to the areas under the jackstands. Rove running rigging.
  4. 2022-04-14 Applied two coats of Petit Protect to the areas under the jackstands. Painted boot stripe.
  5. 2022-04-13 Applied second coat of Trinidad Pro , less than one-half gallon. Cut access panel from port cockpit locker to engine space.
  6. 2022-04-12 Longboard second coat of Petit Protect (white) continued. Satisfied with the result. Applied first coat of Trinidad Pro , less than one-half gallon.
  7. 2022-04-11 Longboard second coat of Petit Protect (white) continued. Satisfied with the result. Trinidad Pro tomorrow.
  8. 2022-04-10 Longboard second coat of Petit Protect (white). Not satisfied with the result.
  9. 2022-04-08 Second coat of Petit Protect (white).
  10. 2022-04-06 Final fairing. First coat of Petit Protect (gray).
  11. 2022-04-05 Continued fairing and more.
  12. 2022-04-04 Continued fairing and more.
  13. 2022-04-03 Continued fairing by applying filler to the portside of the hull, rudder, bottom and front of the keel.
  14. 2022-04-01 Continued fairing. Applied FSR to topsides.
  15. 2022-03-31 Faired by longboarding the starboard side filled yesterday. Filled all the thruhulls thruhulls.
  16. 2022-03-30 Filled starboard side of hull from the bow to a couple feet aft the forefoot most thruhulls.
  17. 2022-03-25 Finished patching depthsounder hole. Fairing by longboarding continues. Entire hull has been longboarded at least once.
  18. 2022-03-24 Fairing delayed due to weather. Various shopping tasks done.
  19. 2022-03-23 Fairing by longboarding continues.
  20. 2022-03-22 Fairing by longboarding and filling continues.
  21. 2022-03-21 Sanded and filled front edge of keel. Began filling low spots on the hull.
  22. 2022-03-18 Various tasks including the an exploratory longboarding of the bow back to the turn of the forefoot.
  23. 2022-03-15 All paint removal sanding but for the bottom of the keel.
  24. 2022-03-14 Remove depthsounder and fairing block. Fill hole in hull. Sanded starboard from galley sink discharge to the stern.
  25. 2022-03-11 Sanded starboard from the bow to the galley sink discharge, aft of the from midships jackstand.
  26. 2022-03-10 Sanded port from midships jackstand to bow. Started using the fourth R26011 . Propeller installed.
  27. 2022-03-08 Sanded port from stern to midships jackstand. This portion of the hull is done but for under the jackstands. Started using the second Stinger Wet-Dry Vac .
  28. 2022-03-07 Ordered one gallon TotalFair while in Highland Park, NJ with grandchildren.
  29. 2022-03-04 Sanded starboard midships on aft to "get the red out".
  30. 2022-03-03 Sanded the bow and starboard midships to "get the red out".
  31. 2022-03-02 Completed the second pass over the hull. Re-sanded the rudder and the bow to "get the red out". Started using the third R26011 .
  32. 2022-03-01 Continued sanding hull, today on the port side "knock the red back".
  33. 2022-02-28 Continued sanding hull, today on the port side "knock the red back", after being on antibiotics for a week.
  34. 2022-02-18 Continued sanding hull, today on the starboard side "knock the red back". Started using the replacement R26011 for the one purchased in 2015, which burned out.
  35. 2022-02-17 Continued sanding hull, today on the starboard side "knock the red back".
  36. 2022-02-16 Continued sanding hull, today on the starboard side "knock the red back". Started using the new Stinger Wet-Dry Vac .
  37. 2022-02-11 Continued sanding hull, today on the starboard side "knock the red back".
  38. 2022-02-10 Continued sanding hull, today on the starboard side "knock the red back".
  39. 2022-02-09 Continued sanding hull, port side "get the red out".
  40. 2022-02-02 Continued sanding hull, port side "get the red out".
  41. 2022-02-01 Continued sanding hull, port side aft forward stand to "knock the red back". Started using a R26011 .
  42. 2022-01-25 Continued sanding hull, starboard side from depthsounder aft, below waterline.
  43. 2022-01-19 Continued sanding hull, starboard bow to depthsounder, below waterline.
  44. 2022-01-18 New Michigan Wheel 13R12 Sailer 2 #370328 propeller arrived.
  45. 2022-01-14 Continued sanding hull, port bow, below waterline.
  46. 2022-01-12 Started the second pass sanding hull, both sides of the bow, below waterline.
  47. 2022-01-09 Checked both propeller and gear ratio on Laughing Gull #197: Michigan Wheel Sailer 2 #370330 13" x 12" Right hand. Gear ratio 2.62:1 (See Mechanical Propulsion).
  48. 2021-12-29 Various small items.
  49. 2021-12-16 Rudder repair and other items.
  50. 2021-12-13 Begin replacing stuffing in stuffing box. Pulled aluminum bracket below waterlift muffler.
  51. 2021-12-09 Continued sanding hull below waterline. Completed the first pass.
  52. 2021-12-01 Continued sanding hull below waterline.
  53. 2021-11-29 Begun the first pass sanding hull below waterline.
  54. 2021-11-26 Completed winterization.
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2021 -- Seventh Season

2021 -- Sailing

  1. 2021-11-17 Sail to Smith's Marina for haulout.
  2. 2021-11-08 Family Sail
  3. 2021-10-27 Solo Sail
  4. 2021-10-21 Family Sail
  5. 2021-10-20 Solo Sail
  6. 2021-10-14 Solo Sail
  7. 2021-10-10 Family Sail
  8. 2021-10-06 Solo Sail from Alberg 30 Association Fall Cruise in Kerwin Creek to Annapolis.
  9. 2021-10-05 Solo Sail from Annapolis to Alberg 30 Association Fall Cruise in Kerwin Creek.
  10. 2021-10-01 Solo Sail
  11. 2021-09-27 Leah and Yoni Bresler. Added three gallons of diesel. No track. Appears that eithier iOS or app update turned off "Background recording".
  12. 2021-09-20 Return Constance to Annapolis after the Rankin Regatta
  13. 2021-09-19 Rankin Regatta Day Two
  14. 2021-09-18 Rankin Regatta Day One: Finishing order: Lingin, Laughing Gull, Windswept, Constance, Latika, Argo, Skybird
  15. 2021-09-17 Pre-position Constance for the Rankin Regatta
  16. 2021-09-12 2021 TAYC Hammond Memorial Race results
  17. 2021-09-11 2021 NASS Race to Oxford results
  18. 2021-09-06 Bow aboard Cal 25 Fahrvergnügen skippered by Pat Seidel for the third and final day of the Nationals. Three races.
  19. 2021-09-03 Solo Sail
  20. 2021-09-01 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 Canceled due to gale warning and tornado watch resulting from Hurricane Ida
  21. 2021-08-25 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 Finishing Order: 244, 262, 411, 550, 272, Did not start: 197, 247; T2P.tv video. Few seconds of Kahawai at 9:22.
  22. 2021-08-23 Solo Sail
  23. 2021-08-19 Solo Sail
  24. 2021-08-18 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 "Canceled due to current forecast" -- sent at 1520 by the AYC Race Committee
  25. 2021-08-15 Solo Sail
  26. 2021-08-11 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 "Canceled for tonight due to current prediction for t-storms" -- sent at 1704 by the AYC Race Committee
  27. 2021-08-04 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 results Finishing Order: 244, 550, 197, 262, 411. Did not start: 247, 272. T2P.tv
  28. 2021-08-02 Solo Sail attempt after week at the Outer Banks. Wind fades away as soon as I reached the river. Decided upon maintenance instead.
  29. 2021-07-28 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 Canceled due to lack of wind.
  30. 2021-07-22 Solo Sail
  31. 2021-07-21 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Canceled about 6:20pm.
  32. 2021-07-14 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Canceled due to expected thunder, lightning, and rain.
  33. 2021-06-29 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 results. Finishing Order: 244, 262, 550. Did not finish: 411, Did not start: 247, 272; T2P.tv video Alberg footage at 5:54 and 6:25.
  34. 2021-06-23 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Abandoned due to lack of wind. T2P.tv video
  35. 2021-06-23 Solo Sail
  36. 2021-06-17 Solo Sail
  37. 2021-06-16 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Abandoned due to lack of wind. T2P.tv video
  38. 2021-06-14 2021 Ted Osius Memorial Regatta Canceled due to only ten boats registering.
  39. 2021-06-13 Leah and Yoni Bresler
  40. 2021-06-09 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Canceled due to expected thunder, lightning, and rain.
  41. 2021-06-04 Solo Sail
  42. 2021-06-02 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 results. Finishing Order: 244, 262, 550. Did not start: 247, 272, 411. T2P.tv
  43. 2021-05-31 Family Sail
  44. 2021-05-28 Solo Sail
  45. 2021-05-26 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Canceled due to expected thunder, lightning, and rain.
  46. 2021-05-26 Pat Seidel took Constance out with family and friends to watch the Blue Angels demonstration. Engine 303.4 to 303.9
  47. 2021-05-25 Solo Sail
  48. 2021-05-23 Leah and Yoni Bresler
  49. 2021-05-19 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 results. Finishing Order: 244, 262, 411. Did not start: 247, 272, 550. T2P.tv Alberg 30 footage at 6:00 for a moment and a bit more at 6:12.
  50. 2021-05-12 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Canceled. Spinnaker Practice with Meredith on bow.
  51. 2021-05-05 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 results. Finishing Order: 244, 262, 272. Did not start: 247, 411, 550. T2P.tv only Alberg 30 footage is a bit of Rinn Duin filmed (8:10) while chasing the J boats upwind.
  52. 2021-05-02 2021 Annapolis NOOD Day Three.
  53. 2021-05-01 2021 Annapolis NOOD Day Two.
  54. 2021-04-30 2021 Annapolis NOOD Day One. Canceled due to high winds. See 2021-04-30. Sailing World report.
  55. 2021-04-28 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 results. Finishing Order: 244, 262, 411. Did not start: 247, 272, 550. T2P.tv (see 7:09 to 7:40)
  56. 2021-04-27 Familiarize Jonathan Adams with Constance.
  57. 2021-04-23 Meredith Glacken, Christian Douglas, and Yoni
  58. 2021-04-21 2021 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Canceled due to high winds. Force 6 in the slip. Chatted with Jonathan, Meredith, Christian, and Helen in the newly painted cabin with the cushions in place. Rather cozy. A fire would have completed the scene due to the fifteen degreee drop in temperature, from the mid-sixties to high forties, associated with the cold front rolling in from the northwest.
  59. 2021-03-11 Pat Seidel and Yoni

2021 -- Maintenance

  1. Move Alberg 30 Association equipment from Sue Barrett's house to Meredith Glacken's Public Storage unit
  2. 2021-11-18 Winterization after haulout at Smith's Marina.
  3. 2021-11-17 Prepare for haulout at Smith's Marina.
  4. 2021-11-12 Replace several blocks on mast. Begin removing items for the winter.
  5. 2021-11-07 Continued work on Summit #123, abandoned at Ferry Point Marina which obtained title to the boat. With TC Williams removed the coamings, winches, and just about everything else but for furniture glassed to the hull, the stemhead fitting, mast base, and access plate in the cockpit. Took the sails to be evaluated and either saved for others or donated to Re-Sails Annapolis.
  6. 2021-11-05 Summit #123, abandoned at Ferry Point Marina which obtained title to the boat. With John Malizsewski, Mike Lehman, TC Williams, and Pat Seidel removed the mast, boom, rudder, rudder shoe, and a number of Alberg 30 small parts. TC and Pat will continue demolition on Saturday. May pick up the task on Sunday. Josh Davidson of Anchor and Oars in Graysonville will haul the boat on Monday, November 8th for demolition. Got a winch handle, companionway screen, steps with hooks, and a few sundries from the effort.
  7. 2021-10-08 Various Tasks. See Loos Gauge readings in Standing Rigging.
  8. 2021-10-04 Cleaned and lubricated primary winches
  9. 2021-08-04 Replaced the Selden snap shackle at the tack of the genoa with a D shackle in order to lengthen the hoist. Now the genoa luff can be tightened fully.
  10. 2021-08-02 Replaced Harken 57mm block jib halyard block that was getting twisted and stuck with a Dymeema loop larks headed around an Antal 14x10 low friction ring and the shackle from the Harken block.
  11. 2021-06-21 Applied one coat of Cetol Marine Natural Teak to the coamings and a second coat the starboard toerail back to the first scupper. Second coat on inboard side of port toerail back to the first scupper, as well. Stopping point determined by running out of Cetol in temp container and rising heat from 0900 to 1115.
  12. 2021-06-16 Applied one coat of Cetol Marine Natural Teak to the toerail (prep'ed yesterday).
  13. 2021-06-15 Teak Trim and other cosmetics.
  14. 2021-06-13 Refinished the three fiddles of the hanging locker (one teak, two red oak) with Danish Oil after having sanded with 220 and 400 grit.
  15. 2021-06-08 Installed Dual USB Charger / Voltmeters.
  16. 2021-06-01 During yesterday's sail, the lens fell off the tachometer. Cleaned and resecured with DAP silicone.
  17. 2021-05-26 Added 5 gallons of diesel and pumped out the holding tank.
  18. 2021-05-21 Various Tasks.
  19. 2021-05-13 Various Tasks.
  20. 2021-04-30 Various Tasks.
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2020 - 2021 Winter

2020/21 Winterization Task List (top)

2020 -- Sixth Season

2020 -- Sailing

  1. 2020-12-11 Solo Sail
  2. 2020-12-01 Moved Constance to Muller Marine for repairs from the NASS Race to the Lighthouses on 2020-09-12
  3. 2020-11-26 Leah and Yoni Sail
  4. 2020-11-20 Solo Sail
  5. 2020-11-15 Leah and Yoni Sail
  6. 2020-11-13 Solo Sail
  7. 2020-11-10 Solo Sail
  8. 2020-11-05 Solo Sail
  9. 2020-10-28 Group Sail
  10. 2020-10-23 Solo Sail
  11. 2020-10-21 Solo Sail
  12. 2020-10-19 Solo Sail
  13. 2020-10-15 Solo Sail
  14. 2020-10-05 Leah and Yoni Sail
  15. 2020-10-03 2020 Rock Hall Race
  16. 2020-09-27 Rankin Regatta Day Two
  17. 2020-09-26 Rankin Regatta Day One
  18. 2020-09-22 Moved the boat to the Potapskut Sailing Association in preparation for the 2020 Rankin Regatta.
  19. 2020-09-12 2020 NASS Race to the Lighthouses Shabbat race. Constance retired after being hit by Sly, an XP-44 .
  20. 2020-09-06 AYC Labor Day Regatta aboard Pat Seidel's Capri 30 3-6-9. Three races, three firsts.
  21. 2020-09-02 2020 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 results. Finishing Order: 262, 197, 550, 411, 244 Did not start: 272 T2P.tv
  22. 2020-08-30 2020 Annapolis NOOD Day Three on Constance #262. TC Williams, David Butta, Christian Douglas, Meredith Glacken, and Jonathan Bresler.
  23. 2020-08-29 2020 Annapolis NOOD Day Two on Constance #262. TC Williams, David Butta, Christian Douglas, Meredith Glacken and Russ Wesdyk.
  24. 2020-08-28 2020 Annapolis NOOD Day One on Constance #262. TC Williams, David Butta, Christian Douglas, Meredith Glacken, and Jonathan Bresler.
  25. 2020-08-26 2020 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 results. Finishing Order: 550, 262, 244, 411 Did not start: 197, 272 T2P.tv
  26. 2020-08-25 Solo Sail
  27. 2020-08-21 Solo Sail
  28. 2020-08-19 2020 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Abandoned about 7:30. results. Finishing Order: None. Participants: 197, 244, 262, 411; Did not start: 272, 550 T2P.tv timestamp 09:11
  29. 2020-08-17 Motored around the harbor on #148 PERFECT Intentions.
  30. 2020-08-14 Leah and Yoni Sail
  31. 2020-08-12 2020 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Canceled.
  32. 2020-08-05 2020 AYC WNR Not aboard due to family vacation in the Outer Banks. results. Engine: 265.7 - 266.4. Finishing Order: 262, 197, 411; Did not start: 244, 272, 550 T2P.tv (No Alberg footage)
  33. 2020-07-29 2020 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Not aboard due to it being the night of the 9th of Av. results. Engine: 264.8 - 265.7. Finishing Order: 244, 262, 197, 411; Did not start: 272, 550 T2P.tv (No Alberg footage)
  34. 2020-07-28 Solo Sail
  35. 2020-07-24 Moved Argo from Eastport to Whitehall Marina under engine the entire way. 5.03nm, 4.4kts, 1:09hrs, track
  36. 2020-07-22 2020 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Canceled.
  37. 2020-07-17 Leah and Yoni Sail
  38. 2020-07-16 Solo Sail
  39. Aboard Woodwind II with Leah (GPX track) in Force 5 winds from the east.
  40. 2020-07-10 Family Sail
  41. 2020-07-08 2020 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 on Constance #262. results Finishing Order: 197, 262; Did not start: 244, 272, 411, 550 T2P.tv (No Alberg footage)
  42. 2020-07-06 Family Sail
  43. 2020-07-02 Family Sail
  44. 2020-06-24 2020 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 on Constance #262. results Finishing Order: 262, 244; Did not start: 272, 411, 550 T2P.tv
  45. 2020-06-23 Solo Sail
  46. 2020-06-21 2020 Ted Osius Memorial Regatta on Constance #262. Finishing Order: All boatts (11, 244, 262) DNF due to lack of wind
  47. 2020-06-15 Solo Sail (Average speed 5.7kts. New record.)
  48. 2020-06-14 Leah and Yoni Sail
  49. 2020-06-12 Solo Sail
  50. 2020-06-10 2020 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 on Constance #262. results Finihing Order: 244, 262, 272; Did not start: 411, 550 T2P.tv
  51. 2020-06-07 Leah and Yoni Sail
  52. 2020-06-03 Solo Sail (Average speed 5.6kts. New record.)
  53. 2020-05-31 Leah and Yoni Sail
  54. 2020-05-24 Leah and Yoni Sail

2020 -- Maintenance

  1. 2020-12-24 Changed engine coolant. Winterized engine. Pumped out holding tank and head.
  2. 2020-12-22 Re-installed stern light after stern rail replacement earlier this month. Tested and confirmed working. Replaced main and spinnaker halyards, spin topping lift and foreguy with 1/4" dacron polyester rope.
  3. 2020-12-13 Removed main and genoa. Removed main reefing lines and hardware; stored with battens in mainsail bag. Spinnaker sheets stored in spinnaker bag.
  4. 2020-12-11 Changed the engine oil and filter at 294.4 hours. Added two quarts of Rotella 4 15w40. When starting the engine after the change, the "Oil Low" light came on for a couple seconds before going out, as it should.
  5. 2020-12-03 Repairs at Muller Marine following NASS Race on 2020-09-12: New stern pulpit installed. Missing attachment points for lifelines. Muller Marine will install SailRite Hinged Jaw Slides Stainless Steel for 1" Tubing. Port end of taffrail rebedded.
  6. 2020-12-01 Replace stern light heater cord (CSA UL-9) with Ancor 16AWG grey and yellow inside shrink tubing. Emptied boat before moving to Muller Marine for stern pulpit replacement.
  7. 2020-11-04 Plumbed Starboard Side Cockpit Locker Drain (assembly).
  8. 2020-10-21 Plumbed Port Side Cockpit Locker Drain (assembly).
  9. 2020-10-09 Blocked Cockpit Locker Drain (disassembly).
  10. 2020-10-02 Prep for 2020 Rock Hall Race and Various.
  11. 2020-09-24 Install strap eye to protect main halyard.
  12. 2020-09-23 Main halyard has been getting trapped by the genoa block pressing down on the line. Tried to reinstall the strap eye that was at the top of the mast. Need different screws.
  13. 2020-09-17 Rebuilt the Harken non-captive ball traveler car using the Midrange Non-captive Bearing Car Rebuild Kit (HMR99) ordered from Defender . No wind. Force 1 per Eastport Yacht Club weather gauges. No sailing.
  14. 2020-09-09 Order replacement main halyard, 90' of 3/8" red fleck Sta-Set , and replacement genoa block, a Carbo Air 40mm Swivel for just over $110 from Defender .
  15. 2020-08-21 Installed Dr. LED replacement stern light bulb. Tried the same at the bow, but the lens pushes against the bulb assembly, disconnecting the light.
  16. 2020-08-12 Routine Maintenance.
  17. 2020-07-21 Installed Harken Sail Chafe Protector due to the five year old existing chafe protection on the starboard shroud unwrapping from the spreader.
  18. 2020-07-01 Address fuel issues.
  19. 2020-06-19 Traveler Lead and Prepare for 2020 Ted Osius Memorial Regatta .
  20. 2020-06-17 New House Battery and Various Tasks.
  21. 2020-06-12 Various Tasks.
  22. 2020-06-09 Continue Re-wiring.
  23. 2020-06-05 Begin Re-wiring.
  24. 2020-06-04 Racor 110A Fuel Filter. Clean and Grease Primaries.
  25. 2020-06-02 Preparations for Sailing. Cable Clam.
  26. 2020-05-27 Cabin Cosmetics.
  27. 2020-05-26 Preparations for Sailing. Clean Up. Test fit Sails.
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2019 - 2020 Winter

2019/20 Winterization Task List top)

2019 -- Fifth Season

2019 -- Sailing

  1. 2019-10-23 Solo Sail
  2. 2019-10-18 Leah and Yoni Sail (Average speed 5.2kts. New record.)
  3. 2019-10-13 Solo Sail
  4. 2019-10-11 Solo Sail
  5. 2019-10-07 Solo Sail
  6. 2019-10-04 Solo Sail
  7. 2019-10-03 Solo Sail
  8. 2019-09-25 Solo Sail
  9. 2019-09-24 Solo Sail
  10. 2019-09-22 Rankin Regatta Day Two
  11. 2019-09-21 Rankin Regatta Day One
  12. 2019-09-20 Solo Sail
  13. 2019-09-18 Solo Sail
  14. 2019-09-13 Solo Sail
  15. 2019-09-08 2019 TAYC Hammond Memorial Race
  16. 2019-09-07 2019 NASS Race to Oxford
  17. 2019-08-30 Solo Sail
  18. 2019-08-29 Solo Sail
  19. 2019-08-28 2019 AYC WNR Canceled. Bad call. A bit of rain, good winds after the rain. Seventh cancellation overall. More than one-third of the races.
  20. 2019-08-23 Solo Sail
  21. 2019-08-21 2019 AYC WNR on Constance #262. results Canceled just before the start: 244, 262, 484. Did not start: 550 T2P.tv
  22. 2019-08-14 2019 AYC WNR on Constance #262. results Time limit exceeded: 244, 262. Did not start: 197, 484, 550 T2P.tv
  23. 2019-08-09 Solo Sail
  24. 2019-08-08 Leah and Yoni Sail
  25. 2019-08-07 2019 AYC WNR Canceled.
  26. 2019-07-31 2019 AYC WNR Canceled.
  27. 2019-07-25 Leah and Yoni Sail
  28. 2019-07-24 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 3 on Constance #262. results 244, 197, 262. Did not start: 484, 550 T2P.tv
  29. 2019-07-17 2019 AYC WNR Canceled.
  30. 2019-07-10 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 on Constance #262. results 262, 244, 484. Did not start: 197, 550 T2P.tv
  31. 2019-07-02 Solo Sail
  32. 2019-06-30 Leah and Yoni Sail
  33. 2019-06-26 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 on Constance #262. results 244, 197, 262. Did not start: 484, 550 T2P.tv
  34. 2019-06-23 Ted Osius Memorial Regatta on Constance #262. results 62, 262, 17.
  35. 2019-06-19 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 on Constance #262. results 262. Did not start: 197, 244, 484, 550 T2P.tv (See 6:06 in the video)
  36. 2019-06-16 Leah and Yoni Sail
  37. 2019-06-12 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 on Constance #262. results 244, 197, 262. Did not start: 484, 550 T2P.tv (See 9:39 in the video)
  38. 2019-06-05 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 2 Canceled.
  39. 2019-06-03 Solo Sail
  40. 2019-05-30 Solo Sail
  41. 2019-05-29 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 Canceled.
  42. 2019-05-26 Leah and Yoni Sail
  43. 2019-05-24 Solo Sail
  44. 2019-05-22 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 on Constance #262. results 244, 262, 197, 484. Did not start: 550 T2P.tv
  45. 2019-05-21 Solo Sail
  46. 2019-05-20 Solo Sail
  47. 2019-05-15 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 on Constance #262. results 244, 262. Did not start: 197, 484, 550 T2P.tv
  48. 2019-05-08 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 on Constance #262. results 244, 197, 262. Did not start: 484, 550 T2P.tv
  49. 2019-05-05 2019 Annapolis NOOD Day Three on Constance #262. TC Williams, Debbie McKean, David Butta, and Jonathan Bresler.
  50. 2019-05-04 2019 Annapolis NOOD Day Two on Constance #262. TC Williams, John Donegan, Debbie McKean, David Butta.
  51. 2019-05-03 2019 Annapolis NOOD Day One on Constance #262. TC Williams, Rick Chambers, Debbie McKean, David Butta, and Jonathan Bresler.
  52. 2019-05-01 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 on Constance #262. results 197, 262. Did not start: 244, 484, 550 T2P.tv
  53. 2019-04-24 2019 Wednesday Night Races Series 1 on Constance #262. results Retired: 244, 262; Did not start: 197, 484, 550 T2P.tv
  54. 2019-04-10 TC Williams and Yoni Bresler -- Introduce TC to Constance before the 2019 Annapolis NOOD
  55. 2019-04-08 Solo Sail
  56. 2019-04-03 Yoni Bresler (return from Smith's Marine to Yacht Haven Annapolis)

2019 -- Maintenance

  1. 2019-12-08 Removed sails, vang, and spinnaker foreguy. Replaced halyards and spinnaker topping lift with halyard leader.
  2. 2019-12-06 Changed the oil in the engine.
  3. 2019-11-26 Applied the second coat of Cetol Marine Natural Light to the outboard face of both the starboard and port toe rails. Applied a coat of Interlux Pre-Kote to the compass cover as UV protection.
  4. 2019-11-24 Removed the covers from the salon and v-berth cushions. Washed them in the washing machine. Recovered the open cell foam cushions.
  5. 2019-11-20 Cleaned the outboard face of the toe rail with acetone. Applied the first coat of Cetol Marine Natural Light to the outboard face of both the starboard and port toe rails.
  6. 2019-11-19 Lightly scrapped and sanded with 220 grit paper, as needed, the outboard side of starboard and port toe rails.
  7. 2019-11-17 Additional winterization tasks done. Still hoping for a bit more sailing this year.
  8. 2019-11-07 Replaced automatic bilge pump with a Rule LoPro900S and began emptying the boat for the winter.
  9. 2019-10-07 Replaced both fuel filters.
  10. 2019-09-05 Replaced genoa lashings with shackles. Replaced mainsheet block with Garhauer 40-04 UAG fiddle block with snap shackle and becket for the bottom and Garhauer 40-05 UAG fiddle block with cam cleat and shackle . Additional items to prepare for Oxford and Hammond Races.
  11. 2019-09-03 Replaced furling line. Stored items. Lashed 170LP to furler with 52' of white with blue 8mm Samson XLS3 purchased at APS (Annapolis Performance Sailing) at for $22.00, 40% off sale.
  12. 2019-08-29 Fixed GPS antenna connection. Disconnected at the BNC due to the angle. Need to drill a new hole in the fiberglass and a hole in the Garmin mounting bracket for the antenna conection.
  13. 2019-08-20 Third and last coat of Cetol Marine Natural Light on inboard side of toe rail. Touch ups on coamings. About 90 minutes.
  14. 2019-08-16 Second coat of Cetol Marine Natural Light . About two hours. Replaced split Vetus LP40 .
  15. 2019-08-14 Attached seats to the coamings forward of the winch pedestals installed this year.
  16. 2019-08-06 First coat of Cetol Marine Natural Light on inboard side of toe rail. Touch ups on coamings. About three hours. Replaced cowl in forepeak with blanking plate. Cowl placed in port side under settee drawer.
  17. 2019-08-05 Lightly scrapped, as needed, the inboard side of the toe rail and cabin top hand rails, scuffed both with ScotchBrite in preparation for refinishing. About two hours.
  18. 2019-07-26 Fashioned a seat and support to attach to the port coaming forward the newly installed winch pedestal. About three hours.
  19. 2019-07-26 Fashioned a seat and support to attach to the starboard coaming forward the newly installed winch pedestal. About three hours.
  20. 2019-07-19 Installed Openplotter headless with GPS at home.
  21. 2019-07-17 AYC WNR Canceled due to thunderstorms. Moved traveler cam cleats forward onto the coamings, just aft the forward winch pedestals..
  22. 2019-07-15 Remounted factory winch pedestals. Measured for coaming seats, 6' x 12" board required as raw material.
  23. 2019-07-10 Attempted repair of broken 3" AFI Day/Night Plus Vent Stainless - N20703S .
  24. 2019-07-09 Installed Forward Port Winch Pedestal. Installed Winches on Forward Pedestals.
  25. 2019-07-08 Installed Forward Starboard Winch Pedestal.
  26. 2019-07-01 Installed lazarette hatch. Jonathan Adams looked at rust on swages. Not an issue. Re-installed furler drum. Bent on 150LP genoa hoisted to max position about 8.5" above furler shackle. Need to install pendant.
  27. 2019-06-28 Sanded with 400 grit and applied eight and final coat of Awlwood to underside and vertical sides of lazarette hatch.
  28. 2019-06-27 Sanded with 400 grit and applied seventh coat of Awlwood to underside and vertical sides of lazarette hatch.
  29. 2019-06-26 Applied sixth coat of Awlwood to underside and vertical sides of lazarette hatch. Measured all sails from Interrupt.
  30. 2019-06-25 Applied fifth coat of Awlwood to underside and vertical sides of lazarette hatch. Replaced genoa halyard block with Garhauer single block with shackle {25,27,30}-13US.
  31. 2019-06-24 Sanded lazarette hatch with 220 grit and applied fourth coat of Awlwood to underside of lazarette hatch. Inspected rig. Many measurements.
  32. 2019-06-21 Sanded lazarette hatch with 220 grit and applied third coat of Awlwood to underside of lazarette hatch. Trimmed newly added fiberglass from forward winch pedestals and sanded.
  33. 2019-06-20 Forward Winch Pedestals and Lazarette Hatch.
  34. 2019-06-19 Sanded lazarette hatch with 220 grit and applied first coat of Awlwood to underside of lazarette hatch.
  35. 2019-06-18 Sanded winch pedestals with 220 grit and applied second coat of Brightside . Applied Awlwood primer to underside of lazarette hatch.
  36. 2019-06-17 Final coat of Awlwood after sanding with 400 grit. Sanded winch pedestals. Applied final coat of Pre-Kote . At dusk, sanded with 220 grit and applied the first coat of Brightside .
  37. 2019-06-16 Seventh coat of Awlwood after sanding with 400 grit. Sanded winch pedestals. Found a jagged edge of fiberglass -- fixed. Applied first coat of Pre-Kote .
  38. 2019-06-14 Lazarette Hatch and Winch Pedestals.
  39. 2019-06-13 Fifth coat of Awlwood on lazarette hatch. Trimmed and trial placed pedestals. Bought swivel snap shackle, shackle guard ring, and 60' of red 5/16" Sta-Set . Spliced swivel snap shackle onto Sta-Set for replacement port spinnaker sheet.
  40. 2019-06-12 Trimmed to final shape, washed, scrubbed, and added two more layers of 1708 to inside surface of the forward winch pedestals. Used about 17 fluid ounces of epoxy for 5.4 square feet of 1708. Fourth coat of Awlwood on the lazarette hatch.
  41. 2019-06-06 Fabricate Forward Winch Pedestals.
  42. 2019-06-04 thru 2019-06-07 Refinish lazarette hatch with Awlwood . Primer and first three coats on the top and four sides.
  43. 2019-05-29 Got repaired tillerhead from John Kucha of Metalcraft Engineering. AYC WNR Canceled due to "unstable weather". Jon Anthony flipped Lola. Annapolis weather buoy reported gusts about 25 knots, certainly less than 30 knots.
  44. 2019-05-27 Rebuilt the each 150 Cam-Matic cam cleat on the 27mm traveler using 150 Cam-Matic cam cleat purchased from APS yesterday. Supplemented the springs in the rebuild kits with the springs already in the cam cleats.
  45. 2019-05-20 Replaced 6 AWG cable from start battery to alternator with a 4 AWG cable, and replaced MRBF Terminal Fuse - 100A with a MRBF Terminal Fuse - 150A on that one battery.
  46. 2019-05-17 Installed used tillerhead purchased at Anchor and Oars in Grasonville yesterday
  47. 2019-05-15 Tiller, Ignition, and Icebox.
  48. 2019-05-09 Replaced Damaged Fuel Line and Clean and Lubricate Cockpit Winches.
  49. 2019-05-07 Changed Fuel Filters, Cleaned and Lubricated Cabin Top Winches.
  50. Assisted Christian Douglas to raise the mast on Kittiwake #76.
  51. 2019-05-02 Various Items to Prepare for the Racing Season (continued).
  52. 2019-05-01 Various Items to Prepare for the Racing Season (continued).
  53. 2019-04-30 Various Items to Prepare for the Racing Season (continued).
  54. 2019-04-29 Various Items to Prepare for the Racing Season (continued).
  55. 2019-04-25 Final fitting of head floor. Cut wood for shelf in icebox. Purchased fiddle block with cam cleat and becket for vang.
  56. 2019-04-24 Removed 135LP. Bent on the Tatus II genoa. Fashioned single release line for spinnaker pole from the two 1/16" stainless steel lines previously installed.
  57. 2019-04-23 Various Items to Prepare for the Racing Season (continued).
  58. 2019-04-22 Various Items to Prepare for the Racing Season (continued).
  59. 2019-04-19 Various Items to Prepare for the Racing Season (continued).
  60. 2019-04-18 Various Items to Prepare for the Season.
  61. 2019-04-17 Tried lashing the 170LP from Interrupt to the roller furler. No good.
  62. 2019-04-16 Installed cleats for the floor to the head. Fashioned and install floor of the head. Reinstalled head door. Install receiver for head door lock.
  63. 2019-04-15 Removed lazy jacks, added numbers to Interrupt spinnaker.
  64. 2019-04-12 Continued preparing Constance to sail in the 2019 Annapolis NOOD. Up the mast to re-route genoa halyard. Still short and more.
  65. 2019-04-11 Continued preparing Constance to sail in the 2019 Annapolis NOOD. Spinnaker pole work.
  66. 2019-04-10 Begin preparing Constance to sail in the 2019 Annapolis NOOD .
  67. 2019-04-09 Install spinnaker turning block pads and other items.
  68. 2019-04-04 Variety of items to prepare for sailing. Too little wind to sail.
  69. 2019-04-03 Variety of items connected to the return from Smith's Marine to Yacht Haven Annapolis.
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2018 - 2019 Winter

2018/9 Winterization Task List (top)

2018 -- Fourth Season

2018 -- Sailing

  1. 2018-11-27 Yoni Bresler (to Smiths for Haulout)
  2. 2018-11-08 Solo Sail
  3. 2018-11-01 Solo Sail
  4. 2018-10-30 Solo Sail
  5. 2018-10-29 Solo Sail
  6. 2018-10-19 Solo Sail
  7. 2018-10-18 Day Sail with Paul Berner
  8. 2018-10-16 Solo Sail
  9. 2018-10-12 Solo Sail with "photo" by Anne Delano Weathersby
  10. 2018-10-05 Solo Sail
  11. 2018-09-28 Family Sail
  12. 2018-09-27 Solo Sail
  13. 2018-09-23 2018 Bruce H Rankin Memorial Regatta
  14. 2018-09-21 Solo Sail
  15. 2018-09-16 Night Sail with Leah Bresler
  16. 2018-09-14 Solo Sail in weather influenced by the very edges of Hurricane Florence
  17. 2018-09-13 Solo Sail in weather influenced by the very edges of Hurricane Florence
  18. 2018-09-05 Evening sail on Argo with TC, Kim Magrine, her friend from Lithuania, and Yoni Bresler
  19. 2018-08-29 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 244, 197, 550, 247, 484 T2P.tv Nice footage of Second-2-Nun starting at 08:14
  20. 2018-08-23 Solo Sail
  21. 2018-08-22 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 244, 550, 247, 197, 484 T2P.tv
  22. 2018-08-09 Solo Sail
  23. 2018-08-08 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 244, 550, 247, 484, 197(DNC) T2P.tv
  24. 2018-08-02 Solo Sail
  25. 2018-08-01 2018 Wednesday Night Races Canceled due to debris in the Bay as a result of water released from the Congowingo Dam.
  26. 2018-07-25 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 244, 247(DNF), 197(DNC), 550(DNC), 448(DNC)) T2P.tv
  27. 2018-07-19 Leah and Yoni Day Sail
  28. 2018-07-18 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 244, 197, 247, 550, 448) T2P.tv
  29. 2018-07-17 Leah and Yoni Day Sail
  30. 2018-07-11 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 247, 550, 197, 448, 244(DNC) T2P.tv
  31. 2018-07-10 Solo Day Sail
  32. 2018-07-08 Leah and Yoni Day Sail
  33. 2018-07-05 Leah and Yoni Day Sail
  34. 2018-06-27 2018 Wednesday Night Races Canceled due to a excess of wind. AYC claimed thunderstorms. None till after 10PM.
  35. 2018-06-26 Anthony and Yoni Day Sail
  36. 2018-06-25 Leah and Yoni Day Sail
  37. 2018-06-24: Ted Osius Memorial Regatta on Argo #247. Three boats: 247, 484, 550. Results: 247, 550, 484
  38. 2018-06-20: 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. Canceled due to a lack of wind. T2p.tv
  39. 2018-06-13 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 244, 247, 550, 448, 197(DNC) T2P.tv See 9:05
  40. 2018-06-07 Solo Day Sail
  41. 2018-06-06 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 244, 247, 197, 448, 550(DNC) T2P.tv
  42. 2018-06-05 Solo Day Sail in Strong Winds (Force 5, gusts into Force 6)
  43. 2018-05-30 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 247, 244, 448, 197(DNC), 550(DNC) T2P.tv See 6:05, 7:50 and 9:10
  44. 2018-05-24 Solo Day Sail
  45. 2018-05-23 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 244, 247, 197, 448, 550(DNC) T2P.tv
  46. 2018-05-22 Solo Day Sail
  47. 2018-05-16 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. Canceled due to a lack of wind. Replaced two portlights in main cabin.
  48. 2018-05-15 Solo Day Sail
  49. 2018-05-10 Solo Day Sail
  50. 2018-05-09 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 247, 484, 197(DNC), 244(DNC), 550(DNC) T2P.tv
  51. 2018-05-06 Last Day of 2018 Annapolis NOOD on Argo #247. TC, Liz, David Butta, and Jonathan Bresler results (562, 11, 197, 11, 247, 484)
  52. 2018-05-04 First Day of 2018 Annapolis NOOD on Argo #247. TC, Liz, John Donegan, David Butta, Debbie Kean, and Jonathan Bresler results (562, 197, 11, 484, 247)
  53. 2018-05-02 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results 244, 197, 247, 484, 550(DNC) T2P.tv
  54. 2018-04-25: 2018 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. Canceled due to a lack of wind.

2018 -- Maintenance

  1. 2018-11-27 Moved the boat to Smith's Marina. Changed engine and transmission oil and engine filter. Removed main and jib. Fully charged batteries. Propylene glycol in heat exchanger and exhaust.
  2. 2018-11-20 Intended to sail, but 15 gusting to 23 in the slip combined with 50 degree tempuratures deterred me. Removed cushions, spinnakers, and some other items in preparation for winter.
  3. 2018-10-29 Starboard side genoa track, all three but for the last one of the last four screws did not have nuts! Added washers and nylock nuts: 1/4"-20's. Tightened 3/4" bronze bolt securingrudder. It has wored its way loose. Needs washer and lock washer.
  4. 2018-10-19 Replaced the existing, original?, genoa cars and Selden 60 mm plain bearing block blocks with Garhauer 40-40 US track car single block s. Bolts at the aft end of the genoa tracks are 7/16".
  5. 2018-10-16 Installed 14mm Antal low friction ring for the second reef with a 2.5" 5/16" soft shackle. Replaced the four #8 1-1/2" square drive screws that were no longer holding the starboard portion of the engine box frame to the galley fore-n-aft bulkhead with #10 1-1/2" Philips drive screws (FAS SM 10112 P) that I had aboard. Cleaned engine raw water strainer, very little material or growth.
  6. 2018-10-14 Worked on Latika, Woody's boat, from noon till five pm, repairing damage to the wiring due to an unfused inverter catching fire. Removed wiring with all the insulation burned off. Got the engine running again. Woody can now take the boata home and continue the re-wiring there.
  7. 2018-10-09 Second reef and jib halyard.
  8. 2018-09-04 Tried to remove bronze link at bottom of Selden roller furler. Even with the Selden rigging screw fully extended and the backstay loosened so that the screws where just a few turns into the turnbuckle body, not the hollow, still needed half an inch more. Fit to the third hold back on the stem, but not the first. Reinserted the bronze link.
  9. 2018-08-28 Replaced red tape marked black battery cable from Aft #2 House battery to Guest switch with red cable salvaged from Interrupt #367. Moved alternator connection to Fore #1 Start battery.
  10. 2018-08-22 Installed LiDiVi Dual USB Charger and Voltmeter
  11. 2018-08-21 Salvaged additional items from Interrupt #367.
  12. 2018-08-07 Removed existing genoa and attempted to bend on the genoa from Interrupt #367. The luff aat 34.0 feet is about 14 inches too long. If the halyard shackle is removed and the halyard tied directly to the upper swivel, it would be possible to gain as much as seven inches of hoist. Not enough. Rather disappointing. Returned the borrowed v-berth cushions to Argo. Low 90's, quite humid, little wind. No sailing today.
  13. 2018-08-03 Hull Cleaned by Patrick McMahon, Diver for Hire
  14. 2018-08-01 Removed existing mainsail and bent on the main from Interrupt #367. Had to modify the outhaul and the tack attachments. Took nearly three hours. Hot (90), humid day, sweat dripping freely.
  15. 2018-07-30 Salvaged Various Items from Interrupt #367.
  16. 2018-07-02 Various Items for Cruising.
  17. 2018-06-26 Cleaned main cabin with TSP solution. Emptied storage areas in galley. Cleaned galley and sink. Test rigged the sunshade without the dodger by adding to grommets to the front of the shade. and running lines to the forward lower shrouds. Test rigged the Breeze Bandit using wood scraps to hold the base and line from starboard to port forward lowers.
  18. 2018-06-19 Installed fiddles on the shelves either side of v-berth.
  19. 2018-06-15 Cleaned Gusher Galley Pump (image).
  20. 2018-06-14 Installed ceiling on port side of v-berth.
  21. 2018-06-12 Installed ceiling on starboard side of v-berth.
  22. 2018-06-10 Hull Cleaned by Patrick McMahon, Diver for Hire
  23. 2018-06-04 TSP cleaned v-berth, head, and cabin overhead. Started ceiling of v-berth.
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2017 - 2018 Winter

2017/8 Winterization Task List (top)

2017 -- Third Season

2017 -- Sailing

  1. 2017-11-29 Solo Day Sail
  2. 2017-11-28 Solo Day Sail
  3. 2017-11-21 Solo Day Sail
  4. 2017-11-09 Solo Motor -- No wind. Glassy water. Oil change.
  5. 2017-11-02 Solo Day Sail
  6. 2017-10-31 Solo Day Sail
  7. 2017-10-27 Solo Day Sail
  8. 2017-10-24 Solo Day Sail
  9. 2017-10-23 Solo Day Sail
  10. 2017-10-19 Solo Day Sail
  11. 2017-10-16 Solo Day Sail
  12. 2017-10-04 Sail with Amishav and Azriel
  13. 2017-09-28 Fill the Diesel Tank
  14. 2017-09-24 2017 Bruce H Rankin Memorial Regatta. Results: (247 & 267, 244 & 11, 197 & 550. No Canadian Team)
  15. 2017-09-20 Father and Son Sail
  16. 2017-09-19 Solo Day Sail
  17. 2017-09-18 Solo Day Sail
  18. 2017-09-10 2017 Hammond Memorial Regatta . Results: (247, 267, 197)
  19. 2017-09-08 Solo Day Sail up the Severn River
  20. 2017-09-05 Solo Day Sail
  21. 2017-09-03 Night Sail with Leah
  22. 2017-08-31 Fun Sail with Hank and Drew
  23. 2017-08-30: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (247, 244, 197, 267,550, 484) T2P.tv
  24. 2017-08-28 Solo Day Sail
  25. 2017-08-25 Easy Daysail with Avi Freidenreich
  26. 2017-08-24 Easy Daysail with Gigi and Dodge Kingsland
  27. 2017-08-23: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. Race Canceled. No results.
  28. 2017-08-21 Solo Day Sail with surf at 9.1 knots and highest masthead reading of 26 knots of wind.
  29. 2017-08-18 Solo Day Sail
  30. 2017-08-16: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Wicked #267. Race Canceled. No results.
  31. 2017-08-13 Couple Sails Beyond the Bay Bridge
  32. 2017-08-09: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. Race Canceled. No results.
  33. 2017-08-08 Couple Crosses the Bay
  34. 2017-08-02: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. Race Canceled. No results.
  35. 2017-07-27 Solo Day Sail
  36. 2017-07-26: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (197, 244, 267, 247, 484) T2P.tv see 8:20
  37. 2017-07-25 Couple's Cookout
  38. 2017-07-24 Solo Day Sail
  39. 2017-07-20 Solo Day Sail
  40. 2017-07-19: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (244, 247, 267, 550, 484) T2P.tv see 8:20
  41. 2017-07-10 Solo Day Sail
  42. 2017-07-07 Solo Day Sail
  43. 2017-07-05 Solo Day Sail
  44. 2017-06-29 Family Sail
  45. 2017-06-28: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (247, 244, 197, 267, 550, 308, 484) T2P.tv see 7:13, Brian Palmer Instagram video of the start, on the first leg, in the harbor, at the finish
  46. 2017-06-25: Ted Osius Memorial Regatta on Argo #247. Four boats: 247, 267, 484, 550. All scored as "Time Limit Exceeded".
  47. 2017-06-23 Solo Day Sail to Thomas Point with high force 5 winds
  48. 2017-06-21: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (247, 244, 267, 197, 308, 550, 484) T2P.tv
  49. 2017-06-20 Solo Day Sail
  50. 2017-06-19 Solo Day Sail
  51. 2017-06-18 Solo Day Sail
  52. 2017-06-14: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (247, 267, 244, 197, 308, 550, 484) T2P.tv See 8:00 timestamp
  53. 2017-06-12 Solo Day Sail
  54. 2017-06-11 Leah, Tal, and Yoni
  55. 2017-06-08 Solo Day Sail
  56. 2017-06-04 Sail with Spouse
  57. 2017-06-02 Solo Day Sail
  58. 2017-05-30 Solo Day Sail
  59. 2017-05-24: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (267, 197, 247, 308, 550, 244, 484) T2P.tv
  60. 2017-05-23 Solo Day Sail
  61. 2017-05-07 Final Day of 2017 Annapolis NOOD on Argo #247. TC, Liz, John Donegan, and Jonathan Bresler results (247, 11, 244, 197, 562, 550, 484, 267, 308)
  62. 2017-05-05 Canceled 2017 Annapolis NOOD on Argo #247. TC, Liz, John Donegan, Debbie Keen, David Butta, and Jonathan Bresler
  63. 2017-05-04 Solo Day Sail
  64. 2017-05-03: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (197, 267, 550, 308, 484, DNC: 244, 247) T2P.tv
  65. 2017-04-30 Prepare for 2017 Annapolis NOOD on Argo #247. TC, Liz, Austin, and Jonathan Bresler
  66. 2017-04-27 Solo Day Sail
  67. 2017-04-26: 2017 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (244, 197, 267, 247, 550, 484, 308) T2P.tv
  68. 2017-04-19 Launch and Return to Yacht Haven Annapolis

2017 -- Maintenance

  1. 2017-12-12 Winterization completed.
  2. 2017-12-05 Winterization continued.
  3. 2017-11-14 Winterization and shim tiller head.
  4. 2017-10-30 Install Blue Sea Systems SI-ACR and other tasks.
  5. 2017-10-22 Bench Test Autohelm 2000
  6. 2017-09-27 Redo Diesel Fuel Lines (2 of 2)
  7. 2017-09-25 Redo Diesel Fuel Lines (1 of 2)
  8. 2017-09-12 Various items: high temp light, engine control panel light, and telltale compass
  9. 2017-08-28 Reattach Boom End Cap.
  10. 2017-08-17 Reduce Mast Rake and Retune Rig.
  11. 2017-08-14 Took jib, which had ripped on the port spreader tip, to Quantum Annapolis for repair. Completed installtion of BelowDeck 12V Socket and Dual USB Charger and Rule 41 Bilge Pump Switch.
  12. 2017-08-11 Install, without wiring up, a BelowDeck 12V Socket and Dual USB Charger and Rule 41 Bilge Pump Switch.
  13. 2017-08-09 Connect Alternator Directly to Battery Using 6AWG Cable. Replace Screws in V-Berth.
  14. 2017-08-03 Fix Bow Navigation Light. Seize Jib Halyard. Lubricate Upper Swivel.
  15. 2017-07-28 Replace Spreader Boots.
  16. 2017-07-24 Used plumbers putty to secure the drain to the sink. Plumbed the drain to the thru-hull. Tested and verified.
  17. 2017-07-20 Scrubbed below the galley: inside of hull, shelf, walls. Test fit GC2 batteries, three will fit in forward battery compartment.
  18. 2017-07-17 Finish V-Berth Painting. Eye Splice Reefing Line.
  19. 2017-07-14 Third and Final coat of paint on the same items. Began work on the galley.
  20. 2017-07-13 Applied second coat of paint to the same items. Measured and purchased 50 feet of 5/16" New England Ropes green 3/8" Sta-Set for the reefing line from Bacons at $0.77 per foot.
  21. 2017-07-12 Applied first coat of paint to vertical panel aft of integral water tank in v-berth, to the cleats that will support the panels providing access to the space under the berths, and to the cleats to support the panel covering the holding tank. Rigged a block to the underside of the boom for the reefing line. Secured the block in place with dacron double braid running around the boom just aft the gooseneck and around the mast.
  22. 2017-07-10 Due to PB Blaster Penetrant was able to open the water deck fill. Its a Wilcox Crittenden 1-1/2" diameter, four screw, bronze fill that requires a 1-1/2" hose to the tank; does not have a washer or o-ring. Filled and emptied the tank into the bilge four times. Emptied the tank via siphon from the top mounted pick up tube.
  23. 2017-07-07 Sanded vertical panel aft of integral water tank in v-berth. Masked for final painting of vertical panel and starboard flat. Drained water tank in v-berth. Ran a quantity of fresh water through the tank. Removed the Whale Galley Gusher Mk3 and water filter under the galley sink.
  24. 2017-07-03 Cheek blocks at base of mast.
  25. 2017-06-20 Replaced bolts securing the forward hatch hinges to the deck. Sealed with butyl tape.
  26. 2017-06-18 Installed solar vent sealed with butyl tape. Replace element in Racor 110A fuel filter.
  27. 2017-06-16 Applied sixth coat to the chinmey teak trim ring. Second coat of field areas in v-berth.
  28. 2017-06-14 Applied fifth coat to the chinmey teak trim ring. First coat of field areas in v-berth.
  29. 2017-06-12 Applied fourth coat to the chinmey teak trim ring.
  30. 2017-06-09 Continued refinishing the chimney and teak trim pad -- third coat. Continue painting v-berth.
  31. 2017-06-08 Replaced element of the on-engine fuel filter. Applied second coat of Cetol Marine Natural Light to the chinmey teak trim ring.
  32. 2017-06-07 Continue refinishing the chimney and teak trim pad. Continue painting v-berth.
  33. 2017-06-06 Begin refinishing the chimney and teak trim pad. Begin painting v-berth.
  34. 2017-06-05 Prepare V-Berth for Painting. Removed chimney and teak trim pad.
  35. 2017-06-02 Removed charlie noble. Removed chimney. Test fit 3" AFI Day/Night Plus Vent Stainless - N20703S . Fits! Reinstalled charlie noble.
  36. 2017-05-26 Meant to Sail, but Force 5, and Singlehanded
  37. 2017-05-02 Meant to Sail, but Force 6, and Singlehanded
  38. 2017-04-30 Main Halyard Slides
  39. 2017-04-25 Refinishing V-Berth
  40. 2017-04-24 Tune the Rig
  41. 2017-04-20 Adjust Docklines, Check Starboard Cockpit Scupper
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2016 - 2017 Winter Projects

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2016 - 2017 Winter

2017 Recommissioning Task List
2016/7 Winterization Task List
  1. 2017-04-16 Prepare for Launch
  2. 2017-04-14 Paint Parts of Hull and Cockpit
  3. 2017-04-13 Install Manual Bilge Pump Thruhull, Paint Filled Holes, etc.
  4. 2017-04-09 Sand Filled Holes, Test Fire Engine, etc.
  5. 2017-04-05 Seal Chainplates, Affix Registration Numbers, etc.
  6. 2017-04-04 Install Alternator, Raw Water Pump, Chainplates
  7. 2017-04-02 Fair Manual Bilge Pump Opening, Close Number Cockpit Holes, Third Coat of Paint on Aft Knees
  8. 2017-03-29 Fair Manual Bilge Pump and Cockpit Openings, Second Coat of Paint on Aft Knees
  9. 2017-03-28 Fill Manual Bilge Pump Opening
  10. 2017-03-27 First Coat of Paint on Aft Knees
  11. 2017-03-23 Third Coat of Paint on Forward Knees and Bulkhead
  12. 2017-03-21 Filled Holes in Deck and Cabintop
  13. 2017-03-20 Second Coat of Paint on Forward Knees and Bulkhead
  14. 2017-03-08 First Coat of Paint on Forward Knees and Bulkhead
  15. 2017-03-07 Cleaned to Prepare for Painting Knees and Bulkhead behind Chainplates and Backing Plates.
  16. 2017-03-05 Removed Various Deck Items and V-Berth.
  17. 2017-03-29 Fair Manual Bilge Pump and Cockpit Openings, Second Coat of Paint on Aft Knees
  18. 2017-03-02 Removed Manual Bilge Pump Thruhull and Began Preparing the V-Berth for Painting.
  19. 2017-02-20 Finished Installing Backing Plates for Chainplates. Looked at Autohelm 2000.
  20. 2017-02-13 Reinstalled the Navigator Bulkhead Mount compass .
  21. 2017-02-12 Chainplates and Backing Plates.
  22. 2017-02-05 Forward and Aft Lower Chainplates and Backing Plates.
  23. 2017-01-25 Alternator
  24. 2017-01-22 Forward Lower Chainplates and Backing Plates.
  25. 2017-01-16 Trim v-berth hole and panel.
  26. 2017-01-12 Clean v-berth and various measurements.
  27. 2017-01-02 Continued work on the v-berth.
  28. 2016-12-26 Continued work to shift mast forward as much as possible.
  29. 2016-12-13 Continued work to shift mast forward as much as possible.
  30. 2016-12-11 Began work to shift mast forward as much as possible.
  31. 2016-12-08 Continued work on the v-berth.
  32. 2016-12-07 Mustang Survival HIT inflatable PDF with sailing harness (MD3184) arrived from Landfall Navigation. Cost $220, about $40 less than list.
  33. 2016-12-07 Began work on the v-berth.
  34. 2016-11-30 Charged batteries, cleaned out battery boxes, verifed that the 1-1/2" Nozall fits the waste pumpout opening.
  35. 2016-11-23 Cover boat using the three section cover that came with the boat.
  36. 2016-11-16 Toe rail outboard side second coat.
  37. 2016-11-13 Toe rail inboard side second coat. Outboard side first coat.
  38. 2016-11-07 Toe rail inboard side -- Scotch-Brite, scrape as needed, blow dust, acetone, and apply one coat of Cetol Marine Natural Teak
  39. 2016-11-06 Continue winterization -- engine raw water, unload boat, and waterlift muffler, lead jib halyard aft in place of XXX
  40. 2016-10-31 Begin winterization -- engine oil and filter, tranmission oil sails, and head
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2016 -- Second Season

2016 -- Sailing

  1. 2016-10-31 Yoni Bresler (to Smiths for Haulout)
  2. 2016-10-23 Yoni Bresler (pump out run)
  3. 2016-10-21 Leah and Yoni Bresler
  4. 2016-10-20 Avi and Hava Freidenreich, and Yoni Bresler (first night sail)
  5. 2016-10-16 Arzriel and Devorah Gold, and Yoni Bresler
  6. 2016-10-07 Yoni Bresler (seventh solo sail)
  7. 2016-09-25 Leah and Yoni Bresler
  8. 2016-09-23 Yoni Bresler (sixth solo sail)
  9. 2016-09-18 2016 Bruce H Rankin Memorial Regatta . Results: (244 & 267, 247 & 484, 272 & 308, 197 & 562 (Canadian), 550, paired with 484 by lottery.)
  10. 2016-09-15 Yoni Bresler (fifth solo sail)
  11. 2016-09-11 2016 Hammond Memorial Regatta . Results: (267, 247, 244, 197)
  12. 2016-09-08 Hank Greene, and Yoni Bresler
  13. 2016-09-04 Leah, Tal, and Yoni Bresler
  14. 2016-09-02 Yoni Bresler (fourth solo sail)
  15. 2016-08-31 2016 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (244, 267, 247, 550, 484, 197) T2P.tv
  16. 2016-08-24 2016 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (267, 247, 244, 550, 484, DNC: 197) T2P.tv
  17. 2016-08-22 Yoni Bresler (third solo sail)
  18. 2016-08-17 2016 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (244, 267, 247, 550, 484, DNC: 197) T2P.tv
  19. 2016-08-12 Yoni Bresler (second solo sail)
  20. 2016-08-10 2016 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (267, TLE: 247, 550, 197, 484, DNC: 244) T2P.tv
  21. 2016-08-07 Leah and Yoni Bresler
  22. 2016-08-03 2016 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (197, 267, 247, 244, DNC: 484, 550) T2P.tv
  23. 2016-08-02 Yoni Bresler (first solo sail)
  24. 2016-07-27 2016 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (267, 247, 484, DNC: 197, 244, 550) T2P.tv see timestamp 7:35 and 9:50
  25. 2016-07-20 2016 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (267, 247, 244, 197, 484, DNC: 550) T2P.tv
  26. 2016-07-19 Hank, Dexter, Kathy Greene, and Yoni Bresler
  27. 2016-07-17 Leah and Yoni Bresler
  28. 2016-07-13 Hank Greene, and Yoni Bresler
  29. 2016-07-10 Leah, Tal, and Yoni Bresler
  30. 2016-07-06 Hank Greene, and Yoni Bresler
  31. 2016-07-01 Hank Greene, Sazzy, and Yoni Bresler
  32. 2016-06-10 Hank, Drew Greene, and Yoni Bresler
  33. 2016-06-06 Leah, Amishav, and Yoni Bresler
  34. 2016-06-01 2016 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. results (244, 247, 197, 267, 484, DNC: 550) T2P.tv
  35. 2016-05-30 Leah, and Yoni Bresler
  36. 2016-05-22 Leah, Tal, and Yoni Bresler
  37. 2016-05-18 2016 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. Finished second. results (244, 247, 267, 197, DNC: 484, 550) T2P.tv
  38. 2016-05-08 Leah and Yoni Bresler
  39. 2016-05-04 2016 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. Finished first. results (247, 267, 484, DNC: 197, 244, 550) T2P.tv
  40. 2016-05-01 2016 Annapolis NOOD on Argo #247. TC, Liz, Dave Schiedt, Debbie Chambers, and Jonathan Bresler
  41. 2016-04-27 2016 Wednesday Night Races on Argo #247. Did not start due to difficulties detailed results (244, 197, 484, DNC: 247, 267, 550) T2P.tv
  42. 2016-04-25 Avi and Aliza Freidenreich, Tal and Yoni Bresler
  43. 2016-04-21 Hank Greene and Yoni
  44. 2016-04-17 Prepare for 2016 Annapolis NOOD on Argo #247. TC, John Donegan, Dave Schiedt, Dave Butta, and Jonathan Bresler
  45. 2016-04-04 Launch and Return to Yacht Haven Annapolis

2016 -- Maintenance

  1. 2016-10-09 Replace jibsheet blocks and depth sounder check.
  2. 2016-09-01 Replace automatic bilge pump.
  3. 2016-08-22 Recoat taffrail and aft end piece of companionway hatch. Second coat on outboard side of coamings.
  4. 2016-08-17 Recoat taffrail and companionway hatch. First coat on outboard side of coamings.
  5. 2016-08-12 Stuffing Box and Tiller Extension
  6. 2016-08-04 Helped Mike Nikolich put Skybird back together, and went up the mast using a REI Black Diamond Harness to affix the windex.
  7. 2016-07-31 Various small jobs
  8. 2016-07-29 Clean Head, Hanging Locker, Area Outboard Icebox.
  9. 2016-07-18 Recoat cockpit woodwork, but for companionway. First coat on companionway, trim, and taffrail.
  10. 2016-07-11 Cetol cockpit woodwork, but for companionway
  11. 2016-07-05 Clean Port Side of Main Cabin
  12. 2016-07-04 Clean Starboard Side of Main Cabin
  13. 2016-07-01 Service Furlex Upper Bearing
  14. 2016-06-08 2016 2016 Wednesday Night Races Canceled. Various items addressed
  15. 2016-06-01 MMSI 338-214-522 for VHF obtained from BoatUS and recorded in VHF 600
  16. 2016-05-23 2016 Vessel Safety Check
  17. 2016-05-11 2016 2016 Wednesday Night Races Canceled. Improve Electical Sysytem, Prepare for Vessel Safety Check
  18. 2016-05-09 Repair Steaming Light
  19. 2016-05-05 Steaming Light Wiring
  20. 2016-04-18 Service Furlex Lower Bearings
  21. 2016-04-18 Battery Negative, Alternator, Engine Oil, Transmission Oil
  22. 2016-04-17 Examine Electrical Panel, Secure Temporary Rear Lazarette Hatch
  23. 2016-04-14 Routine Check, Examine Electrical Panel
  24. 2016-04-11 Routine Check, Verify Operation of Bow Navigation Light
  25. 2016-04-05 Adjust Lines, Check Heat Exchanger, Replace Bulb in Bow Navigation Light
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2015 - 2016 Winter

2016 Recommissioning Task List
2015/6 Winterization Task List
  1. 2016-04-03 Prepared for Launch -- many small tasks
  2. 2016-03-30 Paint bottom, selected areas, and Stow Lifejackets and Sails
  3. 2016-03-28 Head and Galley Thruhulls, Paint
  4. 2016-03-27 Ken Geissler Paints Propeller
  5. 2016-03-25 Paint Bottom second coat, Transom, and Propeller
  6. 2016-03-24 Paint Bottom and Transom. Replace Stern Light
  7. 2016-03-22 Redo Raw Water Hose from Strainer to Raw Water Pump
  8. 2016-03-17 Replace raw water strainer and hoses. Recommission Engine
  9. 2016-03-16 Winter Projects: Fitting head raw water thruhull, attach backing place to hull
  10. 2016-03-15 Winter Projects: Fitting head raw water thruhull, prepare backing plate and hole in hull
  11. 2016-03-13 Winter Projects: Finish machine sanding hull, hand sand, remove head 1/2" raw water thruhull
  12. 2016-03-06 Winter Projects: Machine sand hull
  13. 2015-02-15 Ullman Sails Annapolis Replace worn out and discolored UV panels on roller furling jib
  14. 2016-02-28 Winter Projects: Various Items including removing some unused wiring, some with insulation melted/burnt from the engine space
  15. 2016-02-07 Winter Projects: Refinish aft lazarette hatch
  16. 2016-01-31 Winter Projects: Removed broken lock from top dropboard
  17. 2016-01-28 Winter Projects: 20+" of snow fell on January 22nd thru January 24th
  18. 2016-01-14 Winter Projects: Covered boat with the winter cover that came with her
  19. 2016-01-10 Winter Projects: Replace 1/2" galley raw water thruhull with 3/4"
  20. 2016-01-10 Winter Projects: Replace 1-1/4" gate valve at engine exhaust thruhull
  21. 2015-12-21 Winter Projects: Temporarily Seal Beer Hatch
  22. 2015-12-21 Recharge batteries
  23. 2015-12-20 Winter Projects: Make port cockit scupper drain properly
  24. 2015-11-26 Continue Winterization
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2015 -- First Season

2015 -- Sailing

  1. 2015-11-24 Haul out at Smith's Marina and Begin Winterization
  2. 2015-11-15 Leah and Yoni
  3. 2015-10-25 Leah and Yoni
  4. 2015-09-30 Tal and Yoni
  5. 2015-09-27 Devorah and Yoni
  6. 2015-09-20 Bruce Rankin Memorial Regatta on Argo #247. TC, John Donegan, Debbie Chambers and I.
  7. 2015-09-13 Hammond Regatta on Argo #247. Finished 1st of 2. TC, Nick, John Donegan, and I.
  8. 2015-09-06 Leah, Tal, and and Yoni
  9. 2015-09-02 AYC WNR Series 3 on Argo #247. Finished 3rd of 4. Hank, Ed, and I drove.
  10. 2015-09-01 Paul Berner and Yoni
  11. 2015-08-27 Paul Berner and Yoni
  12. 2015-08-26 AYC WNR Series 3 on Argo #247. Finished 2nd of 4. John, Hank, Ed, and I drove.
  13. 2015-08-19 AYC WNR Series 3 on Argo #247. Finished 3rd of 3. TC, ... and I drove.
  14. 2015-08-16 Leah, Devorah, Tal and Yoni
  15. 2015-08-14 Hank, Mark, and Yoni
  16. 2015-08-12 AYC WNR Series 3 on Argo #247. Finished 2nd of 4
  17. 2015-07-31 Leah, Elisheva, Hayyim, Hava, Aliza and Yoni
  18. 2015-07-29 AYC WNR Series 3 on Argo #247. Finished 3rd of 3
  19. 2015-07-24 Hank and Yoni
  20. 2015-07-23 Hank, Drew, Dexter Mike, and Yoni
  21. 2015-07-22 AYC WNR Series 2 on Argo #247. Finished 3rd of 4
  22. 2015-07-17 Dan, and Yoni
  23. 2015-07-15 AYC WNR Series 2 on Argo #247. Finished 2nd of 4
  24. 2015-07-10 Hank, Rosario and Yoni
  25. 2015-07-01 Hank and Yoni
  26. 2015-06-28 Ted Osius Memorial Regatta 2015 on Argo #247. Finished 1st and 1st of 4. 1st overall.
  27. 2015-06-21 Family sail (Leah, Tal, Yoni)
  28. 2015-06-17 AYC WNR Series 2 on Argo #247. Finished 2nd of 5
  29. 2015-06-12 Dan, and Yoni
  30. 2015-06-10 AYC WNR Series 2 on Argo #247. Finished 1st of 3
  31. 2015-06-07 Family sail with Tali Orner
  32. 2015-06-05 Hank, Dan, and Yoni
  33. 2015-06-03 AYC WNR Series 2 on Argo #247. Finished 2nd of 4
  34. 2015-05-31 Family sail (Leah, Tal, Yoni)
  35. 2015-05-27 AYC WNR Series 1 on Argo #247. Finished 3rd of 5
  36. 2015-05-22 Hank and Yoni
  37. 2015-05-20 AYC WNR Series 1 on Argo #247. Finished 2nd of 5
  38. 2015-05-17 Delivery of #262 from Solomons Island to Annapolis
  39. 2015-05-13 AYC WNR Series 1 on Argo #247. Finished 2nd of 4
  40. 2015-05-03 NOOD Annapolis 2015 on Argo #247. Finished 1st and 2nd of 6. 2nd place overall.
  41. 2015-05-01 NOOD Annapolis 2015 on Argo #247. Finished 1st, 3rd, 2nd and 2nd of 7

2015 -- Maintenance

  1. 2015-10-27 Winch Pedestals
  2. 2015-09-09 Exterior Woodwork Maintenance -- Second Coat
  3. 2015-09-08 Exterior Woodwork Maintenance -- First Coat
  4. 2015-09-07 Exterior Woodwork Maintenance -- Preparation
  5. 2015-08-11 Alerted by Mike Nikolich #550 to Alarm Sounding on #262
  6. 2015-06-30 Winch Maintenance