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  • Storm Warnings: 3 days worth

    Posted on September 27th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    We are definitely winding down the season here at Lake Michigan. Many boats already are out and many more have removed their sails.

    Yesterday we got out the wire brush and brushed down the boat cradle and it is ready to receive two additional supports. After they weld these on I need to paint the cradle and apply the carpet on the jack stand pads. We may not get the whole thing painted but we will certainly get the carpet applied so it will not scratch the boat.

    We are expecting wind speeds in excess of 50 knots tonight, tomorrow and Thursday as a storm goes through. I have re-secured all the lines and taken down the flags. The gale warning was upgraded to a storm warning this afternoon.

    We stripped, sanded and varnished the outside of the companion way this afternoon instead of going sailing. This is probably good because as I write this the wind speeds are in excess of 20 some knots. I’ll write later to let you know how we made it through the form.

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  • Winding Down the Season

    Posted on September 27th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    We are definitely winding down the season here at Lake Michigan. Many boats already are out and many more have removed their sails.

    Yesterday we got out the wire brush and brushed down the boat cradle and it is ready to receive two additional supports. After they weld these on I need to paint the cradle and apply the carpet on the jack stand pads. We may not get the whole thing painted but we will certainly get the carpet applied so it will not scratch the boat.

    We are expecting wind speeds in excess of 50 knots tonight, tomorrow and Thursday as a storm goes through. I have re-secured all the lines and taken down the flags. The gale warning was upgraded to a storm warning this afternoon.

    We stripped, sanded and varnished the outside of the companion way this afternoon instead of going sailing. This is probably good because as I write this the wind speeds are in excess of 20 some knots. I’ll write later to let you know how we made it through the form.

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  • Bits & Pieces

    Posted on May 20th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    The ITS Michigan Annual Exposition 2009 has come and gone. It was nice to meet with old friends and network a bit. Who knows, I might get some consulting jobs out of the deal. At least one person mentioned that he could use me for some field consulting. It would be fun to try.

    Last week we spent the second week on the boat and it was sort of a non-event. We did get work accomplished by refinishing the cutting boards and they look very nice now. In addition, we refinished and varnished the red/green navigation lights and I re-crimped all the connections. The look much nicer now. SAM got in a lot of walking, we used the heater every night, saw the sun go down at Oval Beach two nights and bounced around in the high winds – the barometric pressure high was 30.45″ and that is quite high for this time of year.

    Today I worked at the airport with Mike doing maintenance on the hangar doors. We got two doors done and participated in the TSA Hangar Owners executive committee meeting. I think we have about 4 or 5 more doors to go. We discussed the possibility of getting a jet on the field and the Board of Aviation actions regarding that subject. It would be nice for the airport to have a jet based there.

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  • The Pickens Plan

    Posted on April 15th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    I worked today on the PP and making some contacts within the Steuben County Democratic Party. I left a blogline on the IN-03 PP site and did some housekeeping. I also packed the truck and got ready for the trip up to the boat with Fred. Our goal is to paint the waterline stripe that has eroded over the past three years. It should be nicely green when we are finished. More on this tomorrow.

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