Archive for December, 2009

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Merry Christmas from Never Sea Land!

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Black Mermaid ™ and Copyright © Black Mermaid Productions 2009. All rights reserved.
Artist: Jozef Szekeres
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Used with permission

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Temerity‘s new rudder takes shape

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Temerity‘s new rudder and rudder bearings.  Design by Jim Antrim.  Now we just need to fab, install, and pay for it.



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Spin take-down on J-class Hanuman

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The crew of the magnificent J-class yacht Hanuman demonstrates a spinnaker takedown.  Note lack of harnesses and lifelines!

Thanks to SA for the find.

Link to J-class website.


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I don’t like Mondays

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Thanks Greig for the find.

It looks quite bad for this wooden ketch that lost its mooring on Okanagan Lake just north of the Penticton Yacht Club. We recently had some high winds but the boat was still swinging on its mooring after that. From a previous experience I know that after a storm a link in your system might have oppened up and when everything relaxes, the boat can drift free. This winter we have had two boats moored out for the first time – the other has dragged its anchor and is now stuck in the mud with ice building up quickly around it. I’m guessing no one has anchored/moored in this area in the past because they knew what to expect.

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