September 2020 Archives

The boat yard has been breaking up some derelict boats lately.  Not derelict but unloved for 12 years is a 23 foot Ensign class sloop.  One of the guys said Team Mom-Norm (that's us) should buy it and the text went out.  A little while later, last Sunday, Team Mom-Norm met Z and his dad at the boat, cut off the shrink wrap and took a look.  Yup... I think we need another boat.

The sails are in good condition.  There is an old Hard spinnaker from the mid 70s, maybe 1977 when the boat was new.  It is lightly used.  The mainsail has two reefs and looks old but not original.  The #3 is a newer UK and the #1 is of unknown manufacture and looks good.  Both headsails are configured for Harken roller furling.  

So far, so good.

Mid-September Update

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Family activity as summer winds down.  The newly acquired firepit got a work out, the newly refurbished skerry was taken for a long row and Averisera slowly makes her way through refurbishment.

Skerry beached on a sandbar at low tide in the fog.  Strong Island in distance.

The fog is rolling into Chatham Harbor

Not very glamorous but all nice and newly refurbished

The shrinkwrap cover is off and the frame came off, too.  Other changes afoot at the yard clearing out derelict craft.

Reports of roasted marshmallows being enjoyed, too!

A Dunbar designed "Corsair" class sloop sailing in Oyster River.  An interesting design with a few unusual features, tiller, headstays, cockpit.  The skipper told me that 5 were built before production changed to the Catamount class.  Norm sailed a Dunbar designed Whistler class while at Viking in the 60s.

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