Archive for November, 2009

Old anti-fouling paint

Friday, November 27th, 2009

  I discovered something that I never read before in any sailing magazines or books. The effectiveness of anti-fouling paint degrades over time. That statement seems like common sense. But I didn’t know that, nor as I mentioned ever heard of that before. (more…)

Mattapoisett in November

Friday, November 27th, 2009

  I usually go down to the harbor whenever I take lunch breaks while I’m down in Mattapoisett working on the boat. It’s a great chance to just sit there and take in the sights. See the harbor when it’s quiet and still. (more…)

Back to work

Friday, November 27th, 2009

 Last weekend I started my winter’s maintenance work. I had a list of a dozen things to do. Though of course I ended up working primarily on a single project and getting only a few things done. That always seems to happen. The reason being, I start out thinking I only need to do something minor, then as I start taking things apart, I find I have a whole bunch of stuff to fix.

 The picture above is my steering pedestal. That was my major project last weekend. There had been a leak under the pedestal all last season. So, I intended to spend a half hour or so sealing up the base of (more…)

Goodbye to another season

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Hi everyone. I’ve been remiss in keeping up with my blog. I apologize for that. The truth is, I hadn’t had anything to write about. This Fall, I went out for day sails whenever the weather was nice. But I didn’t have anything new to say. In October, the boat was hauled out of the water for the season. Again, you could read my last years blog entry for the haulout and it would have been the same thing. So, I thought, whats the point in writing anything.

However, for this winter I plan on writing about all my maintenance work. And I’ll post any good pictures I’ve taken during the season, or post any good sailing tidbits. Basically, anything to get through the long cold winter.