Chip Ford's 1974 Catalina 22 Restoration Project
Sail #3282  l  Marblehead, Massachusetts

The never-ending project to fill my hole in the ocean while bailing it out

Season 06

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The anchor took a lot of stress from the mooring pennant and its tip passed it on to the hull.  Its fluke bent a bit along with the brace connecting the two flukes.

Upon closer examination, there appears to be a hairline crack where the flukes meet the shank.  I'll have to inspect it closer when I remove the anchor upon hauling out soon.


Today my buddy and computer guru Jim Wesley and I took Chip Ahoy for a sail out around Misery Island and back through the channel between it and Baker's Island.  It was probably one of the last perfect days of the summer:  sunny, cloudless, and in the low 80s.  (Sep. 17, 2006)

On a beautiful October day, John Graichen, aboard his "Malacass," and I met up out in Salem Sound for a planned joint photo shoot of each other's boats under sail.  John keeps his boat moored not far from mine, and we'd planned this for a few weeks -- but kept missing each other.  Finally, all the stars and planets must have been aligned, for we pulled it off.  (Oct. 3, 2006)
Tuesday was sunny and unseasonably warm, mid-70s, with a SW wind at reportedly 10-15 mph.  John got an early start, I didn't get out until about noon, but we spoke by cell phone when I got out and were finally able to find each other out there.
Finally, I've got some good photos of Chip Ahoy under sail -- John even took a short video! Thanks, John.


It's never-ending ... and Sailing Season '06 is nearing its end!


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