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Old 05-24-2015, 01:33 PM   #1
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Dauntless Summer Adventure 2015 Begins

Yesterday.

We got up at the crack of dawn so to be able to start engine at 06:15. The last line was thrown off at 06:45 and our Summer Adventure officially began.
Today, Sunday, 24 May, 2015, I awoke to the visage of Claudia III out the salon window, quite a change from Waterford. But how did we get here?

Casting off yesterday morning, with our bow pointed into the flooding tide, Dauntless left Waterford with hardly a ripple. A little left rudder, forward gear at idle, she glided smoothly into the oncoming 2 knot current.

I canít begin to tell you the feelings of getting underway, cleaving the bonds that tied us to a particular place. The steady purr of the engine, the big wheel turning a big rudder, Dauntless becomes frisky. Krogens are made to roam the seas and can bring their lucky owners to virtually any place they dare to go.

We had arranged to go to the New Ross Boatyard for haul out. 12 months and 4,000 miles after our last haul out, I figured it was time again. The Waterford boatyardís lift was too narrow for our Krogen, but they recommended the New Ross Boatyard. Our departure from Waterford was predicated on two factors: the need to depart into the current and the necessity to arrive at New Ross close to high water. That meant an hour downstream against the current and then an hour upstream with the current. Turned out there was also a swing bridge to traverse, but we had three feet to spare.

Arriving at the boat yard, with a two knot current still running, made for an exciting entrance, finally on the third attempt, Dauntless was safely cradled in the lift.

The bottom was in much better shape than I had anticipated. The previous haul out, half the anti-fouling paint was gone. This time, there were just small areas where the old ablative paint was showing through. So we, actually Karla and Larry, spent the rest of the afternoon touching up our bottom. Now it looks a bit like a moth eaten leopard, but only the fish will know.

The two zincs were half gone. I replaced the one on the rudder. The one of the shaft is a combination steel cutter attached to a clamp on zinc anode. It costs only $60. Itís the second one Iíve put on and it works wonderfully. Half eaten, it tells me itís doing its job and no pieces of line wrapped around the shaft as had happened in the past.

Weíre ready to go back in the water, but today is Sunday, so we will have a day of rest and just small jobs. I must service and grease the Ideal Windlass and probably replace one of the solar panel controllers.
The Delorme InReach is now on, and my intention is to keep it on until Dauntless returns its 2015-6 winter home October 1st. Therefore, you can find us at, https://share.delorme.com/dauntless

If there is not a current update, either the boat has sunk or I neglected to charge the InReach.

Thanks for coming along with us.

Boat Propeller Shaft Line Cutters at Zincwarehouse.com

Sorry, the pics are too hard for me to upload here, they are on my blog.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:58 PM   #2
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...Thanks for coming along with us...
Thanks for allowing us to share the ride.

As one still living vicariously through others voyages until that day the admiral and I cast away our own lines, I'll look forward to your updates.

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Old 05-24-2015, 02:49 PM   #3
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Old 05-24-2015, 02:51 PM   #4
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It's taken 5 tries Judy to get the pictures above uploaded.
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Richard: The bottom looks great for the miles you put on her over the last year. Do you remember what prep you did for the rudder? I've never had good luck with paint staying on.
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Wonderful.The saga continues.
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That is a wonderful find ... impressive zincs. I'd looked at line cutters but at $300 for 1.25" shaft, well, that didn't happen. I rather like this though. And I suspect the stainless could be reused with donut zincs after the first set goes kaflooey. The line cutter parts appear to be through bolted.

Just pondering mind you.
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Run, Forest, Run!!!

Hope you're having a good time out there, Richard!!

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Richard: The bottom looks great for the miles you put on her over the last year. Do you remember what prep you did for the rudder? I've never had good luck with paint staying on.
Prep?

Same thing we did for hull.
It was all sanded.
Then two coats of the $99 per gallon ablative that was on sale.

I was surprised. I expected much worse considering 4,000 miles on it, then sat for 8 months without moving.

Thanks again for shaming me into getting the prop done. Even now or looks so pretty.
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Prep?

I was surprised. I expected much worse considering 4,000 miles on it, then sat for 8 months without moving.
It seems the only way you'll ever know why it did so well is to keep crossing the Atlantic back and forth for a while, and monitor the condition on each lap.

BTW, sincere congrats on your 7 page spread in the recent Waypoints magazine.
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BTW, sincere congrats on your 7 page spread in the recent Waypoints magazine.
Cool! Is this available online?
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Cool! Is this available online?
Found it.....Kadey-Krogen Yachts: WaypointsKadey-Krogen Yachts: Waypoints click on the Winter 2015 edition.......great read, thanks.
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Way cool! (as my kids would say!)

Nice article, Richard!! What a great read!!

My favorite is the last line.....


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At the time of writing, we still have 50 pounds of rice and
24 cans of mandarin oranges
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Sweet! Thanks for sharing! Looking fwd to more
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Great article Richard, still amazed at your courage!
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That was amazing, my hat off to you both!
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Thank you, a good read.
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Thanks for all the support and kind words.

I thought that Waypoints story came out two months ago. I know I had a hard copy in March.

I've just posted the account of the last few days, Ireland to France on my blog.

https://dauntlessatsea.wordpress.com...cilly-islands/

I have slow internet, so while I can repost them here, it takes too long to upload the pictures.

If you have strong feelings about me also posting here or not, please tell me.

I'll also be posting more pictures at Richard Bost

Currently, I'm waiting for this storm to pass through, as we are leaving tomorrow for Jersey!
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Richard, I just subscribed to follow your blog updates, but maybe an occasional post with the link here reminding TFers of an updated blog or photo page might help.

It's a lot of effort to keep the blog updated and duplicating it here would only increase your time on the keyboard. Sure love the blog...you're living the dream!!
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