Spring is Coming

Please keep your nose to the wind, spring is coming and now is the time to start ordering parts for your boat. Knowing a boat is a hole in water that swallows our hard earned money on both the needed and the wanted. First up is arguably the best buffing compound for oxidized finishes, 3M Marine Restorer and Wax. While I’m not a shill for 3M, this stuff works great the first time. Instead of doing at least 3 coats, buff then wax, this stuff honestly can get it done in one pass and leave an unbelievable shine. Its available in lots of locations and online, beside 3M direct show in the link. Next, I’m going to add a rigid boom vang. In my case, with the fiberglass arch, having a topping lift fail could cause some damage that could be avoided by merely having rigid vang. After pricing numerous options, Garhauer Marine seems to be the clear winner.  ...

2014 Racing Schedule and Results

All races are open to all sailors. Note that the Lake City races’ skipper meetings are at the Lake City Yacht Club. Pepin races are just $15. Results are listed below each PYC race. 5/17/14 – Commodore’s Cup, Skipper meeting 11:00am, race start 1:00. Sponsored by Dockside Mercantile. 1st – Wassergeist, 2nd – Rudder Chaos, 3rd – Moja Rodzina, 4th – Gale Force II 5/24-25/14 – Lake City Yacht Club Open, Skipper meeting 11:00am in Lake City, race start 1:00. 5/31/14 – PYC Trans Pepin, Skipper meeting 9:00am, race start 11:00am. In finish order: Wassergeist, Sonshine, Rudder Chaos, Dog Catcher, Winsome, Painkiller, Bloomies, Tonic, Vollsegang, Gale Force II 6/14/14 – LCYC Teer Beest Pursuit Race 6/28/14 – Harbor View Cup, Skipper meeting 11:00am, race start 1:00. In finish order: Sonshine, Wassergeist, Makani, Rudder Chaos, Las Brisas, DNF Last Straw, Dionysus 7/5/14 – Cosponsored PYC & LCYC Trans Pepin (skipper mtg in LC) H20 Sprite took line honors, however, they were knocked back to 4th by PHRF handicapping by slower rated boats.  It was Night Runner who corrected into 1st Place, Wassergeist in 2nd and Rudder Chaos in 3rd.  Saffron, Dog Catcher (nka Lucky Dog) and Royal Treat followed very closely behind. 7/19/14 – Pickle Factory Cup, Skipper meeting 11:00am, race start 1:00. #1 Tumbleweed (LCYC) #2 Wassergeist (PYC / LCYC) #3 My Therapy (Pepin Marina) #4 Norcal (PYC) #5 Lucky Dog (LCYC) #6 Barbara Jean (PYC) #7 Rudder Chaos (PYC) #8 Gale Force (PYC) #9 Endurance (LCYC) #10 Las Brisas (LCYC) Two DNF’s: MacPuff and Last Straw 8/2/14 – Paul & Fran’s Classic, Skipper meeting 11:00am, race start 1:00....