Showing posts with label Telstar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Telstar. Show all posts

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015 Sail on Tampa Bay



Our new vid from our sail over the weekend. It was HOT!! Lots of chop and not much wind. We were lazy hence the topping lift and lazy jacks still attached. The music is cheesy, but it isn't copyrighted, so that is a good thing. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Facebook Post

I had some guy post on facebook calling the Telstar and Gemini the MacGregor of multihulls. Here was my response:


Would-be and pretend sailors are unaware that weight is a major factor in a sailboat’s performance especially in multihulls. Wafer Thin Construction (WTC) boats are intended to make a boat more responsive and faster especially in adverse conditions and requires advanced sailing skills. WTC sailors sail rather than remaining in their slip terrified of smashing their boat into the dock yet again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI0GumzxYt4

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Weird cloud formation



Took this picture before getting on 3SUM. It started raining pretty hard right afterward. Looked like a building was on fire, but actually just a weird cloud. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Nasty St. Pete Weather


This storm lasted for about a half hour and had quite a laser lightning show.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Today's sail



This big old plane buzzed us on the way to MacDill AFB. 


















This knucklehead in a big powerboat with his girlfriend he was trying to impress came right at our bow and at the last minute, veered and roared away. Tampa Bay is pretty big so he had plenty of room to avoid us. What a knob. 


Not a good deal of wind. Stayed around 5-8 k. We managed to snag a crabpot and that was the big excitement. We finally added the right shackle to the mainsail and had much better sailshape. Probably are going to need to get the hull cleaned as it was pretty filthy with marine growth.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bit of a Nasty 3.4 foot short Chop with 16 k gusting to 26 knots

The racers didn't seem to mind, but it seemed their markers kept moving - or we did. We had to sail through their fleet a couple times. 



After sailing, we had Cheese WOW! Not only was it delicious on a triscuit - it was also a Great Value! TheTriscuit B*ch enjoyed this. 
Paleta Payaso gives a Thumbs UP to Cheese Wow!





Friday, February 17, 2012

Today's Short Sail


View 2/17/12 1:23 PM in a larger map We got to St. Pete and entered into the "No Wind and Misting" zone. We bummed around the area, went over to Progress Field and watched Northwestern lose to West Virginia 4-2 and then headed back to 3Sum - the bird feces dumping ground. That's when we heard the horn and the "No Race" flag from St. Pete Sailing come down and the NOOD fleet take off. We followed them out and ran into minor issues with a fender and a batten, but other than that, had a nice quick sail until it started raining. We dodged a couple Fox 18 beach cats that were racing and these guys were good and fast. Really fast Even more fast when they rounded the mark and through up their spinnakers. It was quite impressive to see these people racing, but hard to see these people racing with the rain and all. We headed back in time to join all our other traffic jam friends trying to eek through Tampa.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

St. Pete New Year 2012.

First view of 2012. 
Coast Guard and 50 caliber on bow is convincing evidence to pull over.



Laminate sails.






3Sum at night.

Tiki Bar Boat


A MacGregor with a 70 hp motor. 



I'm thinking the owners must be a lot of fun.'

Fresco's near Pier was excellent!

9 pm fireworks.

Lisa making a delicious and nutritious breakfast in our spacious galley.


Fresco's

Southern Cross is for Sale at $147,000.

Hunter 23 in background ready to go out for a sailing lesson. I could use some brush up points. 


78 foot monohull folded in half.

 A fitting shirt for our former neighbor, Bob The Man  Herman. 



Whole lotta watta and notta lotta wind.


Lisa's cutesy pic. 

And, some photo pushing via piknik.

Old fart thinking he is cool.

Albert Whitted airfield. 



Me taking a picture of a guy taking a picture. 

Not sure why this is posted here. Just a boat on the water. 

2012 New Years in St. Pete

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lisa sailing in Tampa

We had little wind after about an hour and spun around a bit. We fired up the iron genny to compensate. Lisa did a nice job in hosing off the bird stains from the boat.

Coming back into the slip.