Sailing with Dad 2.0

Dad came one for a week, helped me fix the head and change fuel filters, as well as scrape the prop. Here are the highlights:

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#TBT Repost of one of my favorite trips from a few years back! “And this is why the work is worth it….”

Memorial Day Weekend

After all the work I have done in the past few months, Santosha is not close to being “Re-fit” I still have plumbing and electrical to replace, however she is very usable so we piled the kids and their friends, and the dog , and Jean and I into the car and set off Friday afternoon.

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Shakedown

Once we had Santosha back in the slip, I re-checked all of the fresh water pipes and through hulls. After we refilled the water tank I still could spot any leaks. I did find that my fresh water pump had blown, which kinda sucked.

So assuming that it must have been the stern gland we set out with Pearce and a couple of his friends for a quick overnight trip to the Corrotoman River a three hour sail from Urbanna.

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Soft Shackles

“Marlin Spike Seamanship” like electrical systems, has never clicked with me. I can do all of the important knots for sailing, Sheet Bend, Rolling Hitch, Bowline, etc. and have completed a few rough looking  three strand eye splices, but the double braid stuff and the decorative wrap never seem to work out.

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Cruising the Chesapeake: The Corsair

I was bouncing around the interwebs last weekend and came across this awesome video of a “Middle Bay” cruise. Its unusual to find videos of this quality about an area that we sail.  So enjoy and check out his You Tube Channel and Blog!

A couple of Pictures from the dock…

Went down the check on Santosha this morning, no real damage, just a lot of soot and ash. but there was damage to the dock a few feet from some boats. Apparently a burning boat broke away hit our dock the went down the creek.

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