One of the best things about summers in Maryland is getting together with friends for a crab feast and there's no better place to spread the brown paper and steaming hot crabs than atop a table right beside the water.
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Monday, 8 September 2008
Friday, 5 September 2008
"URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TROPICAL STORM HANNA LOCAL STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC607 AM EDT FRI SEP 5 2008...HANNA MOVING TOWARD THE MID ATLANTIC STATES...AT 500 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HANNA WASLOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 78.0 WEST OR ABOUT125 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF GREAT ABACO ISLAND AND ABOUT 430MILES SOUTH OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA.HANNA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH. A GRADUAL TURNTO THE NORTH WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED LATERTODAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF HANNA WILL BE NEARTHE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES LATER TODAY...AND MAY REACH THE GREATER BALTIMORE WASHINGTON REGION INCLUDING SOUTHERN MARYLAND SATURDAY MORNING.MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 65 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ONLYSLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST PRIOR TO LANDFALL...ALTHOUGH ITIS STILL POSSIBLE FOR HANNA TO BECOME A HURRICANE"
Fortunately Bristol Rose is still on the hard. Trish and I prepared her for the storm last night. We are also keeping a close eye on Ike.
Thursday, 4 September 2008
This year we took advantage of the summer special the folks at Ferry Point Marina offered for haul-out and bottom paint. We use Interlux Micron CSC for bottom paint. The shot above shows how well it is working after 12 months in the water.
Bristol Rose presented a challenge for the yard crew and established the limit to what size boats they can haul. To get her out of the water the rigger removed the mizzen topping lift and port side mizzen shroud.
Before and after shot of Max Prop following replacing the Zincs and preparation for application of Propspeed. Propspeed is a relatively new product that protects the propeller from marine growth. A power boat, with propspeed applied, was hauled while I was working on Bristol Rose. After 18 months in the water the propellers were clean.
All the Sea cocks have been cleaned and greased. We found this marine ecosystem in one of the sea cocks.
Trish calls this the "whale end" of Britol Rose. Lookin good after 2 days of wax and polish. We gave the Island Girl products a try. The products are expensive and the instructions are poor, although the finshed result is impressive.
Almost ready to return to her slip.