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Well I guess the quest for summer is progressing, I have spent the last few days on the Sarah Maria putting on new bottom paint, waxing, buffing, and sanding the rails. I have been house sitting in Newburyport this week so my commute has been quite easy, so I am getting plenty of work done. The Sarah Maria is taking up valuable parking spaces that the restaurant wants to use so they are in a rush for that boat to be put in the water. The Sarah Maria will be launched this Thursday.
As the varnish is drying on the Sarah Maria I will start working on getting the Bella Donna in respectable condition. I plan to add some bottom paint to that boat as well as do some teak work and a good wax and buff so we have a nice boat to sail this summer. I hope that the Bella Donna is in the water the next week or so and plan to hopefully be sailing the week of May 24. If you may be interested in taking an early sail that weekend let me know. I don't recommend this trip for anyone who has not sailed yet as it can be a little chilly, windy and wavy this time of year. On the other hand it could end up being a beautiful weekend.
So lets keep our fingers crossed for favorable weather, and a great sailing season. Yeah Summer where are you?
Many of you know that I have to follow the weather very closely and during the sailing season I get up in the middle of the night to check the RADAR and weather reports especially the Passage Weather site. The passage weather site is a site that we used, and found extremely accurate for the trip we made to the Virgin Islands in 2010. The passage weather site gives a seven day forecast but I think it is most accurate for a three day forecast. Pecking around the Passage weather site will give you a great idea what the weather anywhere is doing. The other site that I like to use is Maine Harbors, locally (New England) it will give an excellent report as well as tides and temperatures.
Using these sites for the most part keeps out of trouble, although weather is weather, you just don't know. Check out these sites as well as the SPOT. I will activate the SPOT today, and again during my trip.
Also think of taking a boating course through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, or through Boatwise, we can cover the stuff you learn during Captain Ed's Sailing classes. Stay warm think spring.
If you are looking for a boat a client of mine Paul White
now has his own Yacht brokerage so check him out as well.
Paul Nguyen Photography has provided me with some great photos for my news letter over the last year so check out his site as well, and while their make sure to sign up for his News Letter. Paul travels the world for his photographs, my favorite is Hawaii in the dark.
Make sure to sign up for Captain Ed's News letter, it is a $37.23 value, but free to anyone that is interested.
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Captain Ed's Sailing gets more popular each year, however there are always great weekends as well as weekdays available.
At the end of the day you walk away from the boat and leave the cost of owning and maintaining the boat up to me.
Call or email to reserve your spot for this summer. 508-451-0431
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