Curlew's Log

18 September 2018 | Bohemia River and Baltimore, Anchorage Marina
16 September 2018 | Bohemia River
14 September 2018 | Sandy Hook anchorage
13 September 2018
04 September 2018
02 September 2018
01 September 2018
31 August 2018
31 August 2018 | Bristol, RI
30 August 2018
28 August 2018
26 August 2018
25 August 2018
24 August 2018
23 August 2018 | Potts Harbor
22 August 2018 | Boothbay Harbor
15 August 2018
11 August 2018
10 August 2018
08 August 2018

To Onset

28 August 2018
Monday 8/27 – I went ashore at 0730 and walked to Days Propane. The office had just opened but they had nobody yet on staff to fill my tank. They told me it would be done around noon. When I explained that I was leaving today and had to take the current through the canal they went out of their way to get my tank filled early. I took a brief trip to the supermarket down the street and on my way back found my tank filled. This is a great place with helpful staff and friendly service. Back on board I changed the alternator setting and reduced output by 10% to prevent it from overheating. It was going to be a warm, sunny and humid day. Further north, with lower air and water temperatures, the alternator stayed just below 100 degrees Celsius at maximum output, but now that it was getting warmer I did not want to run the risk of alternator damage.
I left at 0945. Inside the harbor I raised all sails and once around the hook turned off the engine. The wind was 10/12 knots from the WNW. After a while it got less to below 5 knots and at 1240 I turned the engine on. At 1438 I entered the east side of the canal and an hour later dropped anchor in Onset Bay.

Tuesday 8/28. I emptied out the cockpit lockers and removed the engine room blower. I tested it by connecting the leads to a 12V outlet. The blower ran fine. There were no signs of corrosion. When I checked the voltage at the wires inside the aft cockpit locker, they tested fine at 12.5V. I reconnected the blower and it ran fine. It’s still unsatisfactory that I did not find the cause of the problem. It could have been that the connection at one of the butt connectors had failed. I reinstalled the blower and changed the regulator settings back to full output. Later I took the dinghy to the fuel dock and filled up with diesel. Then it was to Quahog Republic for beer and oysters, and to Marc Anthony’s for pizza (and beer).

Marc Anthony’s Pizza restaurant
Vessel Name: Curlew
Vessel Make/Model: Cabo Rico 42 cutter
Hailing Port: Baltimore, MD
Crew: Thierry Danz
About: Hometown: Philadelphia, PA - Members SSCA, Cruising Association (London, UK)
CURLEW is a Cabo Rico 42, built in 2003. LOA 46' 10" 14.25 m LOD 42' 6" 12.95 m Beam 12' 8" 3.85 m Draft 5' 10" 1.80 m Displ 32,000 lbs. 14,500 k Mast height 58' 17.7 m Sail area (100%) 931 ft2 86.5 m2 Sail area (total) [...]
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