Red Herring Sailing

Crew Site

Posts Tagged ‘Winterization’

Countdown To Splash Updated

Posted by AJ Miceli on December 17, 2010

First, this blog is not dead, just hibernating for the off-season.

Second, I have updated and started the countdown to the 2011 season. Click on the tab above that says “Countdown to Splash.” Once you click on the link you can then bookmark the link and go directly to it in the future, or you can continue to visit this blog.

136 days to go from today.

Merry Christmas!

aj

Advertisements

Posted in Crew News and Activities, Off-season, Sailboat Racing, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

End of Season

Posted by AJ Miceli on October 10, 2010

Took the mast down today.   See picture below — I tried to find an angle where it didn’t look like the mast was still up.  That’s Ben’s mast and sail, not mine!

Thanks to Kim Yeamma, Mike O’Neill and Ken McCurdy for significant help in taking down the mast.  Needless to say, there were unexpected issues that popped up, but everyone stayed to the bitter end.   Thanks much.

image

I have an appointment to be pulled on Thursday of this week.  More pix later.

Posted in Crew News and Activities, Off-season, Pictures, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

29 Days to Splash/Lake Levels

Posted by AJ Miceli on April 4, 2010

We’ll be sailing in less than a month.  Of course, that means we’re going to have hustle to get the boat ready because the cover is still on the boat as of today.  So, soon I’ll be putting together the to-do list.  With a little help from the faithful crew we’ll wax-on, wax-off, paint the bottom, install the new bowsprit and be ready for the first race, which is Wednesday, May 12th.  Arrrrghghgh!

Also — It looks the lake level is down about a foot from last year at the same time.  That means that some of the big boats are probably going to have issues later in the summer, and we’ll have to be extra careful on the starts across from the yacht club.

Posted in Crew News and Activities, Off-season, Sailboat Racing, Yacht Racing | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Snow Melting — Sail Soon

Posted by AJ Miceli on February 21, 2009

coveredboatagainon2-21-094

The bulk of the snow has finally melted, and you can now walk around the boat again.  That means that someday we’ll be able to get close enough to the boat to work on the bottom.  Actually, we’re 72 days away from Splash.  We can make it!

On another issue, Erie is less than 11-inches away from the all-time record annual snowfall.  We can make it 🙂

Posted in Off-season | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

99 Days ‘Til We Sail Again

Posted by AJ Miceli on January 25, 2009

Well, we’re in double digits as we head for spring splash.  Who cares if it’s 10 degrees right now, and there’s a foot-and-a-half of snow on the ground?  In 99 days the boat will be “tippy” again and we’ll be sailing.  Hang in there, and think about all the fun we’ll have waxing the hull and painting the bottom with VC 17 🙂  I’m already working on the To-Do list.

Remember, you can keep checking the countdown timer by clicking on the tab above.

Posted in Off-season | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Red Herring Covered For The Winter

Posted by AJ Miceli on November 15, 2008

Red Herring is now covered for the winter.  I’ll post a picture of Red Herring in her winter home as soon as I get a chance.

Posted in Off-season | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Winterized

Posted by AJ Miceli on October 25, 2008

It’s gotten breezy and cold, but Red Herring is now ready for some cold nights.  I winterized the engine and water systems today, then I kept removing stuff from the boat.  Most of the cushions are off the boat, and about half the “stuff.”  Next weekend I’ll finish removing boat stuff, then the batteries will come off last.  But — this year I’m going to label all the battery parts so that I can put them back in the same order next spring.

Posted in Off-season | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

 
%d bloggers like this: