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The trip from Herrington Harbor to Annapolis on July 22nd was uneventful. The boat was splashed on Friday the 20th and spent two nights at dock to make sure all was okay. Chad, the new owner of Skylark, came along to help. Several items were noted on the trip but we'll work on that later.  


posted Mar 9, 2019, 4:50 AM by Myles Powers   [ updated Mar 9, 2019, 4:53 AM ]

Several people in the DYI community have suggested making videos. Taking from a few examples it seems like a good idea. I've certainly benefited from some.
It will take some effort to get this going and some help as well. 

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posted Jan 13, 2019, 2:23 PM by Myles Powers

The work list is just getting totally out of hand. Somewhere in the mess of boats.

October 23, 2018

posted Oct 24, 2018, 6:11 AM by Myles Powers   [ updated Oct 24, 2018, 6:23 AM ]

Veritas is at Jabin's Boatyard in Annapolis. This detour was planned for the Spring of 2019, however; because the engine raw water intake would not close completely, a decision was made to take care of it now. The cost of a haul out motivates making the time productive. I had a list in mind for Spring but, after inspecting the hull that list has expanded. What appeared to be a few blisters at the survey in June is much more extensive. I'm suspicious that the Veritas had been on the hard much longer at Herrington Harbor, giving her some time to dry out before the survey. In any case the only solution is to peel away the outer layer of gelcoat gelcoat and apply an epoxy laminate. An expensive and time consuming process. A patchwork repair of individual blisters would go on and on forever.

The alternative is to ignore it and just enjoy the boat. That would difficult knowing that the problem will only progress, albeit slowly. It might take years but eventually the fiberglass would delaminate and become weak.

Besides the one thru-hull, prompting the haul out, we could replace more as they all show signs of age. The propeller also needs to be refurbished, and bow-thruster propellers need to be cleaned.

And, there was that experiment, using Lanocote (a marine grease) as a coating on the propeller. After three months in the water we call it fail. Below are the before and after pictures.

September 30, 2018

posted Oct 7, 2018, 10:20 PM by Myles Powers   [ updated Oct 7, 2018, 10:27 PM ]

    Made two trips up the mast today. One to replace the steaming light and the other to add a spare halyard.

September 16, 2018

posted Oct 7, 2018, 10:15 PM by Myles Powers   [ updated Oct 7, 2018, 10:15 PM ]

August 4, 2018

posted Aug 4, 2018, 5:42 AM by Myles Powers   [ updated Oct 7, 2018, 10:28 PM by Myles Powers ]

On vacation... 
well sort of. The cabin is up for sale. We have been cleaning and painting. Wisconsin is just too far away. 

Current Location

posted Jun 19, 2018, 11:24 AM by Myles Powers

Veritas is currently at Annapolis Landing Marina

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