- 2014, November – begin bow stem repairs
- 2013, August 28. No race.
- 2013, June 20 – 23. Overnighter with old friends.
- 2013, May 2nd. Re-core work party.
- 2013, April 15th. Prepare for launch.
- 2012, October 28th and onward. H’cane Sandy.
- 2012, October 9th. Overnight on Hudson from across the pond.
- 2012, September 23rd. Reflections on owning a boat.
- 2012, July 26th. Weekend outing.
- 2012, September 2nd. Couples day sail.
- 2008, November, MTK to HH delivery of a Bene 505
- 2012, July 11th. A reflection on main sails past and present.
- 2012, May 25 – 27th, Cape May, NJ to NYC
- 2012, May 23. Another race.
- 2012, April 20th. Making it right with the stuffing box.
- 2012, April 15th, launch.
- 2012, March 3rd. Install new prop shaft.
- 2011, November 30th. Begin drive train rebuild
- 2011, October 18th. Quick work visit and Cetol.
- 2011, August 29th, after Irene
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Category Archives: Caleb’s posts
With a big push from Matt we managed to add 2 extra mooring pennants to Odalisque. The newly added pennants were our last retired set that are 3 – 4′ longer then our existing new pennants and will act as … Continue reading
Rick, Don and I managed to get out on ‘Odalisque’ around 11 am from Nyack Boat Club on Wednesday, August 3rd. With light or no wind evident we motored up to near the magnificent cliffs where there was at least … Continue reading
We earned a red badge of courage as sailors and finally managed to wrap a dock line around our prop with the engine running, while in gear. We had taken our boat to a finger pier and had a diver … Continue reading
I am happy that Bill joined us for this race. That brought our number of hands up to 4 so now worries, right? The radar showed some local cells approaching our area so the race started later then the usual … Continue reading
We have been working as a crew on ‘Odalisque’ for a while now. The three of us: me, Kenny and Matt have been doing a good job of keeping our old cruising boat at the top of our highest PHRF … Continue reading
Hudson River sailing turns out to be not that different then sailing in the L.I. Sound except that the tidal currents are generally stronger and the high cliffs and mountains that line the lower Hudson valley tend to make the wind a bit more erratic. Continue reading
We started our third season with ‘Odalisque’ on the LI Sound and happily there were no issues with the boat. The highlight for me of this season was the delivery trip we did with ‘Odalisque’ bringing her up to Nyack … Continue reading
We knew that our stuffing box was leaking excessively. During one sail with Noah and Jessica one of us discovered the trickling sound of water coming from in back of the engine. It was almost a pleasant sound that one might hear in a Japanese garden except that it was alarming to be hearing it inside our boat. We also knew that our aft chain plate was not to be trusted after it pulled up about 1/4″ while out for a sail in a decent wind. Matt’s wife Laurie had been sitting behind the tiller and I was not far from her when we heard a loud twang come from the rigging, particularly the aft stay. I quickly realized that we needed to take the tension off the back stay so we furled the jib and motored back to our mooring. This was just great! Now our boat was not even trustworthy under sail power. Continue reading
After my overheating incident in the early summer of 2002 I felt a bit helpless since I hadn’t the first clue about how to proceed. To make matters worse there was a persistent drip coming from the stuffing box and I had to make frequent visits to the boat to run our bilge pump. I was beginning to think that owning a keel boat was more then I could handle. I remember bumping into a smiling John Klee Jr. on the HHC launch and he asked me about my boat. When I told him that the engine had overheated and the stuffing box was dripping he made it sound as if it would not take much at all to fix those items. Continue reading
There was a wonderfully breezy day with winds out of the northwest that moved all the trees in Sea Cliff as I drove my wonderful new bride Jessica down to our boat at the HHC. The wind was a brisk 10 – 15 knots but what I had not accounted for was the fetch and wave action we got off a nearly 6 mile fetch. I took my new bride for a sail. Continue reading