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Rudy's Pacific Odyssey
Leg 1 Crew
09/26/2009, Sequim Bay

l-r Rudy, Charlie, Paul, Ray

Leg 00: Getting Ready
Rudy and Friends
09/26/2009, Sequim Bay


Leg 00: Getting Ready
Getting Set
Dave
09/23/2009, Sequim Bay

Wind Child is back in PA with a cured mast and new setup for the masthead spinnaker. Charlie spent a couple of hours grinding the micro cracks and welding extensions to those cup shaped plates (stemball backing shell tang) that hold the diagonals.
We didn't like the look of the spinnaker halyard sheave at the mast head and the riggers suggested exiting the internal halyard near the top, mounting a crane plate and using a conventional block for the halyard, Not only would this eliminate a chafe point but would also allow the kite to fly clear of the mast. This was done, the mast reinstalled and Wind Child came home for last minute tasks and provisioning.

Rudy and Dave spent a most useful and rewarding hour with fellow sailor and SBYC member (Dr) Mike Crim going over first aid and medical supplies and getting advice on dealing with the more likely medical issues. We came away better prepared, but hopeful that our rudimentary medical training will never be put to the test. Big time thanks, Mike.




Leg 00: Getting Ready
Off to PT
Dave
09/18/2009, Sequim Bay

Rudy took pictures of the stress cracks to a rigger in Port Townsend. Verdict: We are to take Wind Child there on Sunday, the mast will be removed, the cracks filed out, a "fix" applied (sounds like something from The Godfather), mast back, boat back to Sequim. A piece of cake, right! Rudy's still hoping to start out on Leg 1 next week.

Leg 00: Getting Ready
Climbing the pole
Dave
09/12/2009, Sequim Bay

Charlie made an up close and personal inspection of the mast and rigging today. Everything looked sweet except for some small microcracks at one of the attachment points. Rudy plans to take Wind Child to a rigger in Port Townsend for further inspection and, if necessary, repair.

Leg 00: Getting Ready
Getting Ready
Dave
09/05/2009, 48 03.8N -123 02.5W

September 26 to October 18 2009.
At John Wayne Marina in Sequim Bay, checking gear and systems and otherwise preparing.

We will make stops in Santa Barbara, Catalina Island or wherever the crew would like to stop.

Approximate sea time 10 days.

Leg 00: Getting Ready

 

 
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