The Next Potluck Meeting is December 11 at 6:00 PM
Speaker: Max Trickett from LFS presenting “New Boating ‘Must Haves’”
Unfortunately, the Showstoppers are unable to be with us for our holiday potluck this year, but we have a great speaker instead.
Our guest speaker for our December Potluck meeting is Max Trickett from LFS. He is going to talk about the exciting new boating “Must Have” items for your boats. He will bring special discount coupons for our members and answer any of your boating questions.
I tried to schedule Joy & Jim Carey as speakers for a 2019 Potluck. We had them speak at one of our summer potlucks and tell their story about being rescued by the Coast Guard as they had to abandon their sailboat off the coast of Oregon.
Many of you have requested to have Jim and Joy back to update us after finally recovering their boat. They are in Fort Bragg, CA and won’t be able to come up and speak to our club. However; Joy wrote an update message for our newsletter. As you read below, you will see why they are my new heroes.
–Lesli Beasley (360) 201-1669
CYC Administration Officer
Hello to the Corinthian Yacht Club in Bellingham,
We thought we had lost our boat, Kelaerin, in rough seas when a rollover ended our circumnavigation 150 miles from our departure point off Cape Flattery. You listened to our tale and then a few weeks later we were informed by the USCG station in Coos Bay, Oregon that the CG cutter Barracuda had come upon our boat 44 miles out from Ft. Bragg, CA while on a routine patrol. We took off with our RV to Ft. Bragg almost immediately, and since arriving here on July 25, we have been hard at work dewatering Kelaerin and mucking the “book” sludge out from every locker, crack and crevice there is on the boat.
It seemed to us like it might be an almost impossible task when we first looked at her, but friends from 40 years ago in our boat building days called and insisted on coming up and helping us out. What a great start it was. Mike helped Jim remove the steering pedestal, the cockpit floor and then the engine while Alison helped me scoop out the sludge from the bilges.
The engine removal has been the costliest and logistically challenging part of this ordeal. We had to hire a crane, then hire a truck and take the engine to San Francisco to a diesel mechanic. Five weeks of being soaked in salt water had done a number on the Ford Lehman diesel engine that Jim had painstakingly taken care of for almost 30 years. It’s back in now, and Jim is tackling the tedious job of rewiring everything in the battery box and the engine room.
I’m doing what I’ve always done…painting, scraping, and varnishing. Pretty much every square inch of the boat needs a re-do. There’s a lot that needs replacing like our cockpit enclosure, cushions, several electronics, the dinghy, a main sail and so on, but we are getting there. We hope to head south to Ensenada in a couple more months.
Thanks for thinking about us. I apologize for not getting back to you all before this. We just got involved in the project. We’ve been lucky that so many of our old cruising friends have stayed in contact with us, even visiting us here, and the Ft. Bragg fishermen and sailing locals have stopped by regularly to see what progress we’ve made. We’re in good spirits. We’re working hard like always, and looking forward to getting back to cruising. We have our sights set on the Sea of Cortez for a few years, and then back up to the PNW to sail the inside passage to Alaska. We will be back up that way in our RV trailer for the summer months in the meantime, and we’ll be sure to drop by one of the club meetings to check in.
CYC Bellingham meets the second Tuesday of each month.
Our meeting location is the
Squalicum Yacht Club, Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham.
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Go west on Roeder Avenue, turn south on Coho Way, and follow it to the water. The SYC building is on the right (facing the water). 2633 S Harbor Loop.
Meeting is at 1800 hours and is a potluck format so bring a dish to share and your own table service and beverage.
Commodore - Laurent Martel
Vice-Commodore - Kathy Sheehan
Secretary - Roni Lenore
Treasurer - Joe Bartlett
Administrative Officer - Lesli Beasley
Membership Chair - Dave Hewlett
Race Chair - Sean Jones
Cruise Chair - Ken Russell
Reciprocity - Greg Hartgraves
Past Commodore - Steve Clevenger
Newsletter - Linda Benafel
27 NOV 2018
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Our mailing address is P. O. Box 101, Bellingham, WA 98227
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