Archive for haul-out

"On the Hard"

PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II Annual Haul Out Ocean Marine Yacht Center Portsmouth, VA A phrase I learned from our British friends early in my traditional sailing vessel career. Meaning the vessel is not in its element…rather it is hauled out of it for maintenance…or storage. In PRIDE II’s case it is maintenance as well as cleaning the underwater portion of…

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March Madness with PRIDE

Pride of Baltimore II alondside her winter berth in Canton Friday, March 16, 2012 March is here and the “madness” is in full swing.  The first part of March is when the newly boarded sailing crew convert PRIDE II from her winter covered state to her rigged up state. This involves uncovering the ship and reinstalling her rig. Uncovering the ship cannot…

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Post Dry-Dock ~ Rig-up Continues…

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Saturday April 2, 2011 We have been afloat since last Monday. It has been steady rain and cold since then. Today is the first dry & sunny day in a week. But it is still cold plus it is windy. USCG came back aboard yesterday for a very short boat ride to satisfy a new local to Norfolk…

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