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2014 Screwpile Regatta
Jorge Bermudez
03/29/2015, Solomons, Md

I kept this one.

2014 Screwple Regatta
Jorge Bermudez
03/29/2015, Solomons, Md

Another shot.

2014 Screwpile Regatta
Jorge Bermudez
03/29/2015, Solomons, Md

The Screwpile Helicopter took these shots of Skalliwag at the mouth of the Patuxent.

Spring?
Jorge Bermudez
03/29/2015, Zahnisers Marina, Solomons,Md

The temperature was in the low 20's this morning. Drove up to Zahnisers to check on Skalliwag. She was supposed to have been splashed last Friday but due to weather that has been delayed. Zahnisers is way behind after the brutal winter. The new Raymarine Radome is up but the wiring has not been run. The chartplotter at the Nav station has not been installed either. At least the Outage is over. Now it should just be a matter of days. Hopefully before next weekend-Easter Weekend!

2014 Shakedown Sail
Jorge Bermudez
04/21/2014, Solomon's, Md

Took the boat out on Saturday for a sail on the Patuxent to check things out. 5-10 kt winds from the north. Shaky undocking maneuver even with Charlie holding my bow. Stern line wrapped itself around the grill propane tank as I was backing out
Once out on the river raised main and unfurled the headsail. Went up to the mast and found the goose neck cotter pin laying on deck. No safety pin installed on either one. Tried to slide it back in but could not get it realigned. Lowered all sails and motored back in. Finally was able to reinstall the cotter pin after a lot of effort!

2014 Sailing Season
Jorge Bermudez
04/21/2014, Solomon's, Md

And so another sailing season has begun. Major work done during the offseason by Zahnisers was up stepping both masts to replace the standing rigging. While the mizzen was done I also installed a TV antenna in case we decide to get a TV in the future. Quantum made new canvas to match the gray dodger. With the hull wash and wax I must say the boat shines in her slip.
The shower mixing valve did not survive the winter, body is cracked-my fault, did not winterize it.
The water heater RV is lifting with the system pressurized, needs to be replaced.

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