Cruising the Silver Lining

Log of the S/V Silver Lining

Vessel Name: Silver Lining
Vessel Make/Model: MacGregor 19 Powersailor
Hailing Port: Loudon, TN
Crew: Mary & Richard Norman
About: We retiried to Tellico Village, Tennessee in September 2009. Our home port is the Tellico Village Yacht Club located on Tellico Lake just southwest of Knoxville. We will spend our time cruising on the Tennessee River.
04 April 2010 | Tellico Lake
20 March 2010 | Telico Lake, TN
20 February 2010 | Telico Lake, TN
03 December 2009 | Tellico Lake
08 November 2009 | Telico Lake, TN
13 October 2009 | Tellico Lake
19 September 2009 | Tellico Lake
13 August 2009 | Tellico Lake, TN
12 August 2009 | Tellico Lake, TN
04 August 2009 | Salem Lake, NC
03 August 2009 | Winston-Salem, NC
15 July 2009 | Tellico Village, TN
18 March 2009 | Home
18 November 2008 | Salem Lake / Home
04 August 2008 | Salem Lake, NC
26 July 2008 | Salem Lake, NC
25 July 2008 | Salem Lake, NC
Recent Blog Posts
04 April 2010 | Tellico Lake

Easter sail

Beautiful day 70+, light winds, significant trafic on the lake (now I remember why I only want to sail on weekdays). We sailed North from the yacht club to Tanasi clubhouse then back up the lake to a cove just north of the power line cove. Dropped the hook in 12' (mud bottom) and enjoyed a very relaxing lunch away from the noise and bussle on the main channel.

20 March 2010 | Telico Lake, TN

Warm & Wind Together!

We just returned from a trip to Rhode island and today was spectacular - Warm, sunny, nice breeze. Karl Heye and I tok to the lake for a little R&R and his first sailing adventure. The Mac didn't show any nasty tendencies and I was finally able to stretch out some of the wrinkles and get her up to [...]

20 February 2010 | Telico Lake, TN

Spring Fever

Finally, a break in the weather and a sunny day in the upper 50's lured us to Silver Lining to see how she faired the winter. It has been the coldest winter in over 100 years in East Tennessee with 15 straight days staying below freezing and sub-freezing temps nearly every night since early December. We [...]

03 December 2009 | Tellico Lake

Christmas Parade

13 Decorated boats participated in the holiday boat parade. We assembled at the Yacht Club about 5:30 and cruised up the lake about 4.5 miles and back. Everything from our little 19 footer to a 70 foot houseboat. We returned around 7:30 to a party at the packed bar in the club.

08 November 2009 | Telico Lake, TN

Cruising North

No wind but too nice a day to stay home. Mary & I cruised down the lake to the Hwy 321 bridge and had a picnic lunch. Then back upstream to the marine - about 3 hours and we completed out 10 hour break-in in the motor so that should be ready to run whenwever we want.

13 October 2009 | Tellico Lake

Finally! Under sail

Finally, after a month of retirement and projects around the Tellico house, we took a couple of hours to go sailing this afternoon. I even got the Admiral to steer for a bit. As expected, I have to learn how to sail this boat and the light air didn't do much for performance. We did learn a bit about sail trim and met Paul in this Harbor 20 on the water.

Easter sail

04 April 2010 | Tellico Lake
70+ 1-5
Beautiful day 70+, light winds, significant trafic on the lake (now I remember why I only want to sail on weekdays). We sailed North from the yacht club to Tanasi clubhouse then back up the lake to a cove just north of the power line cove. Dropped the hook in 12' (mud bottom) and enjoyed a very relaxing lunch away from the noise and bussle on the main channel.

Warm & Wind Together!

20 March 2010 | Telico Lake, TN
Richard -Sunny 70+ Wind - 5-9
We just returned from a trip to Rhode island and today was spectacular - Warm, sunny, nice breeze. Karl Heye and I tok to the lake for a little R&R and his first sailing adventure. The Mac didn't show any nasty tendencies and I was finally able to stretch out some of the wrinkles and get her up to speed. We got to the lake about 5pm and by 5:15, we were under sail and cruising at 5mph. The wind was pretty steady out of the SE and varied from 5-9mph just about perfect for a gentle first lesson for Karl. We sailed 3 miles down lake to the power lines and then back upstream to Lauderback Cove. Thw eind died at 7 as the sun dropped into the incoming clouds. Temp dropped, no wind - motored back to the Yacht Club.

Great day!

Spring Fever

20 February 2010 | Telico Lake, TN
Richard -Sunny 60 Wind - Less than 1
Finally, a break in the weather and a sunny day in the upper 50's lured us to Silver Lining to see how she faired the winter. It has been the coldest winter in over 100 years in East Tennessee with 15 straight days staying below freezing and sub-freezing temps nearly every night since early December.

We fired up the motor and cleaned the interior. Finally removed the Christmas lights and packed them away for next year. After spiffing up the boat, we cruised up the lake toward Jackson Bend and back to our slip. No wind to speak of but it felt really good to be on the water.

I will return to the boat tomorrow to remove the tiller for re-finishing and will re-drill the hole for the VHF antenna mount so it will be more secure.

A nice break from the winter doldrums.

Christmas Parade

03 December 2009 | Tellico Lake
Richard - Clear Wind W10 Cold
13 Decorated boats participated in the holiday boat parade. We assembled at the Yacht Club about 5:30 and cruised up the lake about 4.5 miles and back. Everything from our little 19 footer to a 70 foot houseboat. We returned around 7:30 to a party at the packed bar in the club.

Neighbors Faye and Karl Heye accompanied Mary and I on Silver Lining.

Note for next year - Bring more HOT coffee.

Cruising North

08 November 2009 | Telico Lake, TN
Richard -Sunny 70 Wind - Less than 1
No wind but too nice a day to stay home. Mary & I cruised down the lake to the Hwy 321 bridge and had a picnic lunch. Then back upstream to the marine - about 3 hours and we completed out 10 hour break-in in the motor so that should be ready to run whenwever we want.

Couldn't get to the fuel dock when we were leaving the marina and when we got back, there was a longer line than when we left. It seems that everyone was filling their tanks yesterday. We'll tryagain in the morning.

Finally! Under sail

13 October 2009 | Tellico Lake
Richard - Cloudy Wind e-3
Finally, after a month of retirement and projects around the Tellico house, we took a couple of hours to go sailing this afternoon. I even got the Admiral to steer for a bit. As expected, I have to learn how to sail this boat and the light air didn't do much for performance. We did learn a bit about sail trim and met Paul in this Harbor 20 on the water.
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