Seascout-Net Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: beach cat cruise
Re: beach cat cruise
Sun, 15 Aug 1999 09:31:28 EDT
Morning Carroll !
I have not had the chance to go to Elizabeth City but will this week. The
cruise from the keys to National Seabase is a "warmer-upper" because
Catamaran Sailor magazine, that is located in the keys , is assisting us with
a trip plan and trip coverage, and because none of us have been to the keys
and want to go since it is so close !
Go ahead and announce it to the Task Force. Bruce told me to go ahead and
announce it to the net with his papal blessings. A letter from him is being
forwarded to you.
Aye, we still are planning on being at the September regatta. Evan just
aquired a Prindle 16 in good condition through my efforts, for seascout use,
and scout tax write-offs, the boat. I have not yet had my morning coffeee, so
does that make
sense? It is a effort to acquire a cat for each 2 scout addition.
So I best go brew some coffee and wake up? We got several INCHES of rain
last night. A real old fashioned rock and roll electrical thunder storm, tis
Our Catalina is on a borrowed trailer in a shipyard that builds
multi-million dollar steel yachts. The infamous keel is out of the cockpit
and has been sand blasted clean. Then it went to a machine shop for
reworking. Next it goes to have heaters applied to its sides to draw more
moisture from the iron, followed by several layers of barrier epoxy
protector, a new set of stainless steel fittings, and put back under the
boat. Then the boat goes to another yard to be blocked up so that the bottom
can be sanded and painted with anit-foulant, probably Trinidad Red by Pettit.
Except for the last part, the bottom cleaning and paint, all the work has
been donated to Sea Scouting. Damn, ain't that nice?
Do you know that national catalogs do not have any plaques or letters of
appreciation with sea scout insiginia on it? Our marinia is getting a plaque
from us, because they donate a slip to us(tax stuff again). And the two ship
repair companies who have helped us, and the local Coast Guard flotilla
commander who I brow beat into using his trailer( got cussed out for real 2
times in one day by this fellow in front of others) . But being a crusty
pirate, with the help of God, and many seafaring angels, and maybe a few
devils too, I am getting real good at asking for and getting help for free.
Isn't that what scouting support is about?
Have a great day down in Raleigh. Better yet, call your crew and go to the
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