Century Club: Richard Acuti

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Quiet daysail under jib up and down the Rhode River.

Sunday, November 21, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

A sail up and down the Rhode River and various creeks to observe the fall color.

Friday, November 19, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Checking engine mounts.

Friday, November 19, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Checking engine mounts in the Rhode River.

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Attempting to isolate vibration in the engine/driveline. Motored in the Rhode River.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Cool, brisk sailing. Clear skies, large rising moon.

Saturday, November 13, 2021 to Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Number of days:
4 days

Sailed to/in/around Annapolis for the weekend.

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Dinner out in the creek.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Daysail in the Rhode/West River.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Daysail in the Rhode/West River.

Saturday, November 6, 2021 to Sunday, November 7, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Overnight in the Rhode, testing new electronics suite. 3 other boats present.

Saturday, October 30, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Spent the day recovering dislodged dock and piling sections caused by flooding.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Installed new hardware and signs on community docks and pilings by boat.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sailed to Rhode River marina for a pump out.

Friday, October 22, 2021 to Sunday, October 24, 2021
Number of days:
3 days

Fri/Sat/Sun on the Rhode/West River

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Engine vibration test. Found lose engine mount.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Evening kayak with the Chesapeake Paddler's Association.

Friday, October 8, 2021 to Monday, October 11, 2021
Number of days:
4 days

Annual fall cruise with friends.

Friday, October 1, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021
Number of days:
3 days

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival.

Sailed to St. Mike's on Tartan 33 with Dyer 9' in tow. Sailed the Dyer in the MASC race on Saturday. Returned home on Sunday.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Launched and sailed home after cutless bearing replacement.

Monday, September 13, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sailed to Casa Rio Marina for cutless bearing replacement and propeller swap out.

Saturday, September 11, 2021 to Sunday, September 12, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Sailed out to Big Island, Rhode River for the night. Returned the next day.

Friday, August 27, 2021 to Sunday, August 29, 2021
Number of days:
3 days

Fri/Sat/Sun cruising to/from St. Mike's.

Monday, August 23, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

An afternoon daysail in which I tested various whisker pole configurations for poling out the jib in heavy weather for stabilization purposes.

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Number of days:
0 days

An afternoon of measuring the width of slips and inspecting water/electrical services of the local docks, all by dinghy.

Edit: Duplicate.

Friday, August 13, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Performed on the water maintenance and measurements of the Ponder Cove community docks.

Saturday, July 3, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021
Number of days:
36 days
  • Block Island Anchorage, Great Salt Pond
  • Marshall Point Light, Maine
  • Monroe Island, Owls Head Pass, Maine
  • Owls Head Lighthouse, Maine
  • Pulpit Harbor lobsterman
  • Freshly caught/bought lobster
  • Freshly caught/bought/steamed lobster
  • Pulpit Rock which guards the entrance to Pulpit Harbor

1300 mile round trip, solo cruise to Maine:

  • Rhode River to Chesapeake City
  • Chesapeake City to Cape May, NJ
  • Cape May, NJ to Atlantic Highlands, NJ
  • Atlantic Highlands, NJ to Shinnecock, NY
  • Shinnecock, NY to Block Island (sheltered for TS Elsa)
  • Block Island to (private coordinates) conducted burial at sea
  • Block Island to New Bedford for propeller replacement (4 days)
  • New Bedford to Rockland, ME
  • Rockland, ME daysail to Monroe Island, Owl's Head Pass
  • Rockland, ME to Rockport, ME (marine life sighting trip)
  • Rockland, ME to Pulpit Harbor (North Haven Is., ME)
  • Pulpit Harbor to Camden, ME
  • Camden, ME to Rockland, ME
  • Rockland, ME to Port Clyde, ME
  • Port Clyde, ME to Onset, MA
  • Onset, MA to Cuttyhunk Is.
  • Cuttyhunk Island to Block Island
  • Block Island to Atlantic Highlands, NJ
  • Atlantic Highlands, NJ to Cape May, NJ
  • Cape May, NJ to Chesapeake City
  • Chesapeake City to Rhode River

Marine life observed:

  • Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Delaware Bay through NJ coast)
  • Small shark (unknown species, commerical traffic scheme of Lower Bay, NY)
  • Large manta ray (north of Cape Cod Bay)
  • 2 Ocean sunfish (Gulf of Maine)
  • Pilot whales (Monhegan Is./Penobscot Bay)
  • Harbor seals (Penobscot Bay)
  • Harbor porpoises (Penobscot Bay)
  • 2 large Ocean sunfish (Penobscot Bay)
  • Large whale (unknown species) Gulf of Maine
  • Large whale (unknown species, coastal NJ)
  • 2 humpback whales (south of Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

 

 

 

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Daysail on the Rhode/West River.

Friday, June 18, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Daysail on the Rhode/West River.

Saturday, June 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Daysail on the Rhode/West River, Chesapeake Bay with father-in-law, girlfriend and my spouse.

Friday, May 28, 2021 to Monday, May 31, 2021
Number of days:
4 days

Memorial Day Weekend:

Anchored Mill Creek (Solomon's), Potomac River sails, Spring Cove BBQ.

Saturday, May 22, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Served as RC.

Sunday, May 16, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Daysail on the Rhode/West River.

Sunday, May 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Daysail on the Rhode/West River.

Saturday, May 1, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Hosted the 2021 CHESSS Gather 'n Gab in Mill Creek, Annapolis.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Daysail on the Rhode/West River.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Local Daysail on the Rhode/West River.

Sunday, April 18, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Daysail on the Rhode/West River, Thomas Pt. Light.

Sunday, April 11, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Local Daysail in the West/Rhode River.

Saturday, April 3, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Just a local daysail to test out repairs.

Saturday, January 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

First sail of 2021. Just a local daysail.

Saturday, January 2, 2021 to Monday, August 16, 2021
Number of days:
10 days
  • Rebuilt PAR freshwater pump
  • Installed 50w solar panel and controller
  • Rebedded leaking ports
  • Seasonal oil change, sample sent off for analysis
  • Replaced stern light fixture
  • Repaired faulty VHF antenna wiring
  • Replaced anchor light fixture, conducted upper rigging inspection/taping
  • Installed new anchor (Rocna Vulcan 15kg)
  • Replaced worn Martec with fixed Campbell Sailor due to vibration
  • Replaced cutless bearing