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Roseway

Roseway

The Tall Ships were in Cleveland this week. They really are spectacular! They arrived on Wednesday & were gathered at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River thru Sunday.  The public could board the boats, and short trips continuously kept the ships moving.

Tall Ships

Tall Ships

Rather than joining the throngs for a chance to be jostled onboard, hurried off, and otherwise treated like cattle, we elected to view the ships from the comfort of our own little ship.  We motor-sailed by, as near as I dared (I manned the helm, Geo manning the camera). The powerboaters, jet-skiers, & other slow sailboats caused quite a bit of traffic conjestion behind the breakwall as we all vied for space to move safely and take photo ops at the same time.

I managed not to ram or be rammed & Geo got some nice shots!

Tall Ship With Browns Stadium

Tall Ship With Browns Stadium

Ship Approaching The Harbor

Ship Approaching The Harbor

We continued East to the end of the breakwall, then proceeded up as far as Bratenal before heading out & retuning to the marina.

Who's At The Helm?

Who's At The Helm?

Of course, we lost the wind & had to motorsail the last mile or so back in. As we approached the mouth of the river & the opening in the breakwall to return to the marina, we joined a returning ship, followed closely by the ‘Nautica Queen’ tour boat, as well as a swarm of other boaters coming into the same bottleneck. 

Roseway & Nautica Queen

Roseway & Nautica Queen

Nautica Queen

Nautica Queen

We slipped in between the Roseway & the Nautica Queen so George could get some shots.

Roseway Heading In

This was as close as we got, & I headed us starboard towards our Whiskey Island Marina – George grumbling, and me relieved to be away from all the traffic. If you’re not familiar with being out boating…just think about being in the parking lot of a Mall at Christmas time. Then think of how it would seem if there were no yellow lines to give traffic some semblance of order. Just everyone traveling any way they wished at any time…Motorscooters, muscle cars, sedans all at once.  That’s kind of how it feels.

Close As We Got!

Close As We Got!

A final look at one more boat… errr… ship…

S/V Denis Sullivan

S/V Denis Sullivan

Molly joined us in the cockpit for the last part of the voyage. We didn’t bring Lucy up tho…we’ll wait til we have less boat traffic for everyone to deal with.

1st Mate Molly

1st Mate Molly

Another lovely weekend…it’s so hard to go back to dirt dwelling. I love my home on the water. Adieu Outrageous…til next Friday!!

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Molly made her 1st appearance on ‘Outrageous’ this weekend. There was a bit of apprehension, but with a little coaxing, she managed to make herself at home.

Molly On Board

She’s made acquaintance with a couple of the regular dogs, and had a run-in with a pair of  big guys who were a bit too exuberant in greeting her. But she held her own and let them know their wet advances weren’t appreciated!

Molly's Nose

Working My Way Down The Steps

George re-applied pinstriping to the sides of the boat and this week we’re supposed to have the hull spot sanded and bottom paint put on. THEN with a few more things to do, we should be able to get her in the water & the mast put up!!!

As a land based home owner, I haven’t had much experience with cleaning stainless steel. Our home just doesn’t have that much to contend with. And the environment is a dry one, not needing much maintenance.  But on our boat it seems that everywhere I turn there’s stainless steel or chrome that needs polishing or rust removed. (Don’t kid yourself – stainless steel WILL rust. How much depends on the quality)

I found an spray product left by the former owners made specifically for stainless. It did nothing.  So, I thought ‘what removes rust from steel?’ Well, I’ve heard Naval Jelly is a rust removal product. Yeah…if you leave it sit for 20 minutes or more, repeated applications may be needed. Nope…too much to do &  too little time to devote to this. Research on the internet did little but find more products that must sit and work for a lengthy period.

So, back to my kitchen for the home-maker’s solution…Barkeepers Friend.  ( http://www.barkeepersfriend.com/)  Let me tell you that a green kitchen scrubby & Barkeeper’s Friend worked fast, with little mess, and removed almost every bit of surface rust on every place I used it.  Don’t bother with those specialty marine products…a waste of money, far as I’m concerned!

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