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    Slow going

    Seems like the water level on Little Sodus Bay is hit a low early this year. By observation it is about 8" under last Septembers average. We are at last year's mid-October level now. Looking back at a post I made on October 1st, 2009, water is at the same place. Low!! There was a nice...
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    Slow going

    Today was a beautiful day on Little Sodus Bay. The wind was light, but steady and not shifting. A great day to be on the water. As I went around the bay I was amazed by the number of sailboats in the water, amazed because I seldom see any out in the bay. There are a fair amount at FairPoint...
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    Slow going

    September 12, 2016-where has the time gone. Been over a year since I have been on the forum. Seems like it was just yesterday. Sad to say, the Comet is gone. The upkeep on the wooden boat was just to much- I could not give her the time she deserved. Noticed the mast was getting to a point...
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    Slow going

    Wednesday morning was quite a morning on Little Sodus Bay (Fair Haven Bay). The cold front rolled through Tuesday night and brought a North wind, which produce 3'rollers down the bay. With the high water levels, the bay is 11centimeters above the 2014 July average, waves were running over the...
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    Slow going

    Wow, where does time go? I have not been on the website in years, maybe 4. Been out of sailing about that long. Sunfish and Petrel sit in the backyard, unused. Still hope one of the kids want to sail, but they show no real interest. Seems everyone wanted to sail when I began....55 years...
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    Easy water side storage?

    If you find my post in the "Sailing Talk" forum, posted under 'Slow Going', you will find some pictures of a skid I made for my Sunfish. It has a roller for the keel that brings the Sunfish up without much strain/ I have the skid on blocks in the water and the head of the skid on the shore...
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    What on earth is the "OEM hook, a bullseye with a cam cleat, a ratchet block"?

    The OEM hook was the standard equipment on the Sunfish. It is a "hook' located on the center at the front of the cockpit. When sailing, the mainsheet was passed under the hook to relieve pressure on your arms from holding the sail in. A 'bullseye with a cam cleat" may have been mounted at...
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    Slow going

    June 17th, water is still high, Sunfish skid is still on shore, boat is still on trailer, trailer is back home. What a spring this has been. Very wet, high winds and high water level. Have not seen many, if any sailboats out on the bay. This year seems to never gotten started. Just got back...
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    Slow going

    Heading back up to Lake Ontario today. Looks like the rain has stopped for a while, as the sun is out today. Last time I was up to the camp the water level was high, a far cry from last year, when it was very low in the spring. Wonder if we will be able to get all 4 sections of dock in. No...
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    Slow going

    Pretty much opened up for the summer. Been an awful week of weather, feeling for those caught up in the tornado's in the south. Here on Lake Ontario this year is a direct opposite of last spring. Last year we had warm and dry weather, this year, wet and cold. The ground is so saturated if...
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    Trailer question

    I'm not familar with that trailer, but I trail my Sunfish in NY and need registar the trailer and get plates. The trailer also needs to be inspected. You get a 10 day temporary inspection with the plates. In NY trailers are licensed from January to December, so if you hold off a bit you get a...
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    Slow going

    Well, early April and time to think about summer sailing. Last year was a complete waste. The big plans for sailing the Petrel did not materalize, so do I still hold to that or do I accept realality and put the Sunfish back on the trailer when I head north? Looking at the Sunfish, she needs a...
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    Wanted: Red and White Sail

    Alan has (or had) a used white class legal sail for sale on the "For Sale" section. Price seems very reasonable. Look under '2 Sunfish sails for sale"
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    Slow going

    A cool rain is falling, earlier than they forcast, so maybe I should not have mowed the lawn this morning and should have gone for a short sail. short as in the days of sailinf this season are getting fewer and fewer. Rainy days are a good day to reflect, reflect on the days that you could have...
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    Boat Hoist for Sunfish

    I guess a lot depends on the height of the wall. Somewhere buried on page 2 of "General Sailing Talk" in post 11 and 31 of "Slow going" I have pictures of my boat on a 'skid' I built to solve a problem I had with keeping my boat on a rocky shore. There are a lot of factors to consider when...
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