Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sea Scout Ship 41 Winner of Mid West Region

Congratulations! Ship 41 Sea Scouts with their research into the environmental impact of improperly disposed of oil filters are winners of the Midwest area award of $4,500.00 for the Interlux Waterfront Challenge. The development of a hand operated mechanical filter crusher persuaded the judges that we were truly winners. For details of the challenge go to scoutswaterfrontchallenge.blogspot.com 

Stay tuned for details of the check ($$) presentation ceremony. Details of the award can be seen here:

Flagship "Intrepid"on hard for the winter.

After a great sail in late October, Intrepid is out of the water. It will take some hard work to get her ready for the Spring 2012.  Next year is the 100th anniversary of Sea Scouting in the USA and we are looking forward to a busy sailing season.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

From Cuyahoga to Black River.

Intrepid was moved from the Cuyahoga River to Spitzer Marina, Lorain last weekend. We motored directly into a head wind as moved west. Before Huntington Beach we raised our 12'x18' flag.

Just off Avon Point Scott Engel noticed that the engine was overheating. It was quickly shut off and we tacked into the Black River at Lorain. Fortunately the wind was just right though for Don Friswold to sail us perfectly, right into our dock at Spitzer.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Sea Scout Flagship Splashed

At last "Intrepid" is splashed at Riverfront Yacht. It's been 14 months since we brought the boat from the Naval Academy at Annapolis . Sunday the Sea Scouts plan to sail the boat to Lorain and it's place at the end of G Dock at Spitzer Marina.

While at the yacht service center we had an opportunity to discuss the Sea Scout project with the Interlux Waterfront Challenge with Rob Morley, owner. Rob was most appreciative to receive a "Used Oil" decal. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Navy 44 "Intrepid"

Here it is heading to the end of July and still the "Intrepid", our Navy 44' yawl, is on the hard.

West Marine is having their summer clearance saleTarget and Walmart are promoting their back to school and college supplies and we await the launch of our boat!!

But we are almost ready, above Mr. Ricketts checks out "Intrepid's" electronics. And the bottom has been freshly painted.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sea Scouts Sailing Lasers off Bay Boat Club

 Our big boat is not in the water but the scouts have still have fun sailing the Lasers off Bay Boat Club.  We have not been able to sail every week as the launch site is not protected. One week we had too much wind out of the north, the next too little wind.  This evening looks like it will be perfect.

We have a fleet of 7 Lasers and can launch more dinghies if demand increases - so come and join us - every Tuesday evening through the summer.

Ship 41 Late Start to Boating Season

Due to the very wet spring the Sea Scouts were unable to work on their boats and get them launched until just recently.  We did however work on the replacement halyards - all nine of them for the main mast on "Intrepid", our Navy 44 yawl.

 Mr.Cullinan explains the use of a fid and how the tool is used in splicing.

The bottom has been power washed and painted with Interlux bottom paint.

The motor has been overhauled with a new batteries, solenoid, alternator, water pump impeller,  and belt.  The heat exchanger has been repaired and installed. 

The Sea Scouts have helped along the way working on the boat, it is now ready for launch. Standby for actual pictures of the boat in the water. 

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