A Catamaran for John and Joan
Trip Start Dec 09, 2006
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Visiting the boat show also gave us a chance to speak with the Furuno manufacturer representatives. Dave described the problems we were having with the radar. They were of the impression the problems were caused by a defect that the factory could remedy for us at no expense and gave us instructions on how to go about returning our radar dome for repair, which we would eagerly do!
We took some time to visit the Chesapeake Yachts boatyard as a potential location for the coming winter's haul out of Pas de Deux using their trailer. It was one of only two options on the Chesapeake Bay for hauling a vessel of our size out of the water. The other option was the familiar Georgetown Yacht Basin off the Sassafras River in the far northern Bay from which Pas de Deux had originally traveled. We chatted at length with marina staff to learn more about their capabilities at this boatyard and would make a decision soon.
Our friends John and Joan F. just purchased a Lagoon 380 (38 ft) catamaran and we spent Saturday assisting them in sailing it from the Severn River off Mobjack Bay to what would be its new home at a Portsmouth VA marina. They would be selling their Catalina Sutra and naming their new sailing vessel Alize.
The port engine failed to start this weekend. Dave felt it was likely a starter or solenoid issue. We'd have to find a solution quickly since we could not safely leave and return to dock without two fully functioning engines.