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Offline alsantini

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Spring plans?
« on: April 21, 2017, 07:33:28 AM »
Hey everyone.  Thought we might get a new topic going - that of what plans you have for your Eclipse this Spring?
I don't have any major plans other than possibly adding the stations and life lines to Off the Wind.  Not totally sure at this point.  During winter my boat is stored on the trailer 1/4 mile away in the back of the campground we stay in.  So, frequently I hop on my bike and go to the boat.  She is all waxed up, cleaned and basically ready to rig for splash.  I will go up next week and rig her.  When I travel back from Florida, I pull everything off the deck except the mast and boom.  So, it will take me about 3 hours to re-rig for sailing.  Install the shrouds, sails, anchor, bimini, sailcover, and outboard.  It was a wonderful sailing winter in Florida but I am looking forward to some fresh water lake sailing.  Based on weather, I should be in the slip at Bayview Marina sometime during the next two weeks.  What plans fellow Eclipse sailors?

Offline TedStrat

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Re: Spring plans?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 10:21:12 PM »
I've got a few things planned - nothing major. First is to decide on putting a small block On the starboard spreader or something on the back of the boom gallows so I can fly the national ensign (in my case the American Flag). Not sure which way to go yet - gallows easier/spreader cooler imo. Following that get some stainless piece for the bow rail to fly the CPOA burgie.  Also ordering some new cushions from Hutchins for down below. Lastly I have a fishing rod holder that clamps on the gallows rail - I want to do a little fishing off the boat. I caught a nice salmon a few years back sailing up on East Grand Lake in Maine trolling off the back of a small wooden catspaw.
Launch for me on Long Island will be late May.

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