Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Sodus Bay quicky

We went to the boat on Thursday and did some minor repairs. Jon found the water pump leaking so semi fixed it till we get back with a gasket.
We had the guy from Red Creek come and look at the work to be done to Kasidah over the winter and to give us some ideas. His thought is to remove some of the fiberglass at the aft sides of the stern and do some repair work to some cracks she has, then put some reinforcement plates in it so we can use that to put the davits on the back. He also looked at the sole to be redone in wood and to put some new gelcoat in the cockpit. If this takes place over the winter Kasidah will be brought to his shop which is about 20 minute from Fair Haven. If it ends up being in the late spring Tim has graciously offered the storage barn in the marina to do the work.
Saturday was a wonderful day and we sailed about 13 miles west to Sodus Bay and stopped in at Katlyns Marina in search of the gasket for the water pump but had no luck.
YES WE FINNALLY MADE IT TO ANOTHER PORT….. The bay was very congested with many different boats enjoying the great weather.
Back in our bay we pumped the dink (Sarah-Blue) up and rowed around the marina late in the day with the dogs (they always seem to like this part). Brian and Karen King stopped by to drop off the maps and info that we let them borrow when Brian went to pick his new boat “an Erinson 32” up in Long Island Sound a couple weeks ago.
Sunday our long time friends Vic and Diane came to visit and we went sailing, the wind was very light and Vic was at the helm complaining of no wind and that it was boring (He is a power boater). After about an hour flying the spinnaker the wind started to pick up and then was blowing about 15 knots, so we started to pull in the chute when a line and block broke loose. Nothing bad but we called that one just about in time. The rest of the sail was perfect with some great wind.
Late that day we went to Pleasant Beach Hotel in the bay for a bite to eat. Very nice place and the food was superb. The dogs are just starting to get use to us leaving them in the boat but they still howl a couple times as we leave, inside is always so much cooler than on top and they seem to settle down quick..

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