All below from the 2006 Mariner s BOOK of DAYS by Peter H. Spectre. Can be purchased each year at WM and other places, a great stocking stuffer. April 28,Message 1 of 5 , Apr 28, 2006View SourceAll below from the 2006 Mariner's BOOK of DAYS by Peter H. Spectre. Can be purchased each year at WM and other places, a great stocking stuffer.April 28, 1789, Aboard the HMS Bounty:
A mutiny, led by Fletcher Christian, broke out on HM armed transport Bounty in the South Pacific; Captain William Bligh and 18 loyal members of his crew were cast adrift in a ship's boat.April 26, 1861 --- Lt. Matthew Fontaine Maury, USN, author of The Physical Geography of the Sea, resigned as the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. to join the Confederate Navy.April 27, 1905 --- The U.S. government purchased the last outstanding shares of the French Panama Canal Company, thus opening the way for American construction of a Panama canal.April 29, 1969 --- The first single-handed race across the Pacific -- was won by Eric Tabarly in Pen Duick V.April 30, 1798 -- The Navy Department was established by an Act of Congress.Bill ScanlonUSCG Master 50 GT Inland Waters
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Lic. # 10929261984 Catalina 30"Ruby"Std. Rig Hull# 3688Winthrop (Mass.) Yacht ClubNavigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse
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Hello, If you have not found read or printed the Spring Commissioning docments saved in the MassBaySailors files area make usre you do, you won t beMessage 2 of 5 , Apr 28, 2006View SourceHello,If you have not found read or printed the SpringCommissioning docments saved in the MassBaySailors files area make usre you do, you won't be disapointed.Please understand my listing of some products, like my previous e-mail and now this one, is only to share with you info and products I find useful. I have no business affiliation with these companies or their products.That said, tomorrow Ill be preparing my hull for the season. Like all of us Ive used all kinds of waxes for my cars and boats. None of them have compared to the results I get on Ruby with the 2 below products, especially the Collonite #925 Wax. Although not very difficult to work with, you do need to wipe it away relatively quickly. It leaves an unbelievable shine and what seems to be a hard protective surface. Buff it out by machine and it looks like glass, apply 2 coats and of course its even better, stronger and thicker.There are pictures of Rubys hull taken in the boat yard at Admirals this past fall. My insurance company wanted some recent pictures. I think the hull looks very good (shinny) and still very protected, by the wax, that was applied last in April or May of 2004 when I last waxed and launched her. I kept her in the water over the winter of 2004-2005. When I was at the boat this past weekend I washed her down, if I wasnt such a stickler about getting her as Bristol as I can before launching I could conceivably launch her as is, but I wont. I plan to apply 2 coats and machine buff each application.A folder of Ruby Pics, look at the hull in the last 4 or 5 pics;Ill take more pictures before launching.So, if you are pondering what type/brand of Boat WAX to buy, dont consider anything else. Collonite #925 is more expensive than most others, but I feel it is worth it. Ive used others, they dont compare. This product was suggested to me several years ago by someone who is the ultimate stickler in the care of his boat, so I knew it would be a good product.Collonite has multiple levels of their products. Although I would guess all their products are of equal quality, # 925 is their top-of-the line wax product, I havent used their other less expensive lines.And their boat cleaner # 920 !! I have washed my boat with, boat soaps, simple green and even used acetone trying to remove water marks, soot stains etc. and the dirt remains. All dirt & grime is removed with # 920.This is my standard Hull Preperation each Spring;1) Hose/rinse the boat down with water only.2) Wash the Hull with a boat-soap or simple green.3) Rinse again.4) Prep/clean the hull with #920, manageable sections.5) If some times elapses after 4) like the following weekend, Ill gently/quickly wash the hull again. Or if the same day (or next day), Ill just rinse again.6) Apply #925, in manageable sections and wipe away per instructions. Ill do the whole boat like this. I usually use a car store bought car-wax-sponge to apply the #925, dipping it in a clean bucket of water (changing often) so the sponge is always moist.7) Power/machine buff the whole boat.To apply a second coat Ill rinse again and then back to 6).To do all the above usually takes me 4 days, 2 days to do the #920 cleaning then a day each for each application of the #925. I dont know what I would charge someone for me to do this, I really would only want to go through this once a season, for my own boat and like most people, I dont think anyone I would pay to do it would do it as well. Just how we feel about our sailboats.Bill#925 Fiberglass Boat Wax
Goes on easy and stays on all season for a wipe and shine deck, glistening topsides, and a super slippery bottom. Contains a special pure Carnauba wax formula proven in harsh industrial environments. It will easily shrug off scrubbing, scuffing, detergents, salt water and marine organisms...all year long.
Contains polymers, carnauba wax, and other protective ingredients#920 Fiberglass Boat Cleaner
Easily removes dirt, film, oxidation, oil, grease, rust and exhaust stains from fiberglass finishes. Restores the original color quickly without hard rubbing or buffing. Leaves a chemically clean surface to which Collinite waxes can bond perfectly. Increases long-lasting brilliance and performance of protective wax coating.
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This seemingly (I ll find out when it arrives, the reviews are good) nice little TV has all I have been seeking in a small/compact/light TV. It is a new model,Message 3 of 5 , Apr 29, 2006View SourceThis seemingly (I'll find out when it arrives, the reviews are good) nice little TV has all I have been seeking in a small/compact/light TV.It is a new model, with a flat panel-screen, and rich in features (formats it can play).It sells from numerous locations, I first saw it at a "Sears, on-line only" site and it wasn't in-stock. I purchased it from www.PCConnection.com and comes with FREE Shipping. I'll most likely purchase a telescopic mounting arm/bracket to allow for multiple direction viewing and easy storage while underway.The "Admiral" doesn't know YET ... She has been against having a TV on the boat and although I agree (in theory), the reality is we never spend nearly the amount of time I wish we would on the boat, so I'm hoping more creature comforts will improve that.
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Bill, I am looking for a TV too, I was at BestBuy the other day. This TV, I presume, is 3.2 lbs not 32 lbs ... ... From: Bill Scanlon To:Message 4 of 5 , May 3, 2006View SourceBill, I am looking for a TV too, I was at BestBuy the other day.This TV, I presume, is 3.2 lbs not 32 lbs ...----- Original Message -----From: Bill ScanlonSent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 9:29 AMSubject: [MassBaySailors] I found a (seemingly) nice little TV for the boatThis seemingly (I'll find out when it arrives, the reviews are good) nice little TV has all I have been seeking in a small/compact/light TV.It is a new model, with a flat panel-screen, and rich in features (formats it can play).It sells from numerous locations, I first saw it at a "Sears, on-line only" site and it wasn't in-stock. I purchased it from www.PCConnection.com and comes with FREE Shipping. I'll most likely purchase a telescopic mounting arm/bracket to allow for multiple direction viewing and easy storage while underway.The "Admiral" doesn't know YET ... She has been against having a TV on the boat and although I agree (in theory), the reality is we never spend nearly the amount of time I wish we would on the boat, so I'm hoping more creature comforts will improve that.
14" Flat TV VCR DVD Combo
A compact model that does it all!Toshibas 14" diagonal TV boasts VHS and DVD-viewing capabilities all in one. Enjoy superb picture quality with a FST Pure Flat picture tube design, and amazing audio with the double baffle speaker system and StableSound, which maintains volume from channel to channel. The built-in DVD player is compatible with several popular media formats, satisfying a wide variety of entertainment needs.
Product Specifications Audio Sound Output Mode Stereo Features & Functions Commercial Skip Yes DVD Type DVD player Parental Channel Lock Yes Secondary Audio Program (SAP) Yes General Television Technology PureFlat Television Type TV/DVD/VCR combo Diagonal Size 14 in Performance Image Aspect Ratio 4:3 Video Video Head Quantity 4 Actual Weight 32 lbs. Compatibility Notes Plays DVD-video, CD, CD-R / -RW, VCD, DVD-R, WMA, MP3, JPEG Contents Combo unit, remote control, documentation Ports/Connectors (1) RCA video
(1) Audio input / output
(1) RF input
(1) Headphone jack
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