Kirk Ritter sent these. When I have had a chance to discuss them with Kirk I will provide a narration and update.
The plan is to keep Gaysie in Virginia during the Summer months to cruise Chesapeake Bay and north. Then after hurricane season, back to Amelia Island for the Winter season.
We looked at many marinas in the Tidewater Region. Deltaville seemed the easiest area to reach. It is rich with boat services. We also liked the marina on the York River at Glouster Point. The easy of access and the fact we could secure a covered 50′ slip sold us on Regatta Point Yacht Center. Some photos follow:
The slip is D-7, not far from another Talaria 43 Scout. We saw Scout on our trip to Annapolis where she was in for service. We met Scout’s owner, Will, at the marina. He will be a great boat neighbor I am sure.
The hull will be Aqua Mist and the Non-Skid will be Qyster White. This is against the Gelcoat color of Polar White. Somewhere packed away for our move from California to Virginia and Florida, we have a paint chip of this color. I will photograph that for inclusion here when I find it. We think the color combination will be spirited and youthful. (But not my favorite Key West hull color [hahaha]). The colors shown here were photographed by my iPhone 10S Max. I applied a vivid filter that comes close to the actual observed color, but by the time it gets to the blog through different media processing components, the color is terrible.
The Talaria 43 rendering in the upper left corner of this page can be imagined to have the selected color scheme. Maybe Hinckley has a system to add different color schemes to a boat to see the effect. I will ask.
These boats inspired our selections:
This is Telaria 48 “Shenandoah” that we would pass on our Hobie Kayaks going NW from LuckyStars at BCYC. The owner was very informative. This is his 4th Hinckley. He bought this one used and so far has been very happy with it. It had the Cummins Engines. He didn’t suggest any problems with any of his Hinckley boats. He bought this one from Newport, Rhode Island shipping it to NPB by truck. We assumed he was local so we would see him again.
Here are some new photos taken in March 2021. Here we are doing a haul out and inspection prior to selling Lucky Stars to her new owner. The new owner has owned several other Nordhavn’s so he knows what a great little ship she is.
We headed out to Cat Harbor, Santa Catalina Island, CA. to exercise the stabilizers after the overheating event on our run back up from Coronado. Operation was normal. The overheating was due to not running the stabilizers during the long haul the length of San Diego Bay. I learned that the stabilizers must be activated but locked for an extended operation without deploying them. A quick call to Justin Zumwalt at Nordhavn and problem solved. Sorry, reading again, instructions say that plain enough in the OM. No problem before or since the incident.
We picked up a mooring port side with the help of Harbor Patrolman. Otherwise mooring gymnastics would have been required that Katy would just as well try to avoid although she can execute this athletic maneuver just fine
Photo ops of the geological type abound on the back side of Catalina. Some of these photos are in the gallery below.
As we approached the west end of Catalina, the Furuno display showed an unexpected navigational “route segment.” In the photo below, check the straight line cutting across the isthmus. It intersects the parallel course that I am following, and near the endpoint of the my route on the other side of the island. I’m not sure when this popped up or what I means. Seems odd. If I had been navigating the route on autopilot, what would the AP do? I will discuss it with Alcom at some future date and update this post accordingly.
We peddled/paddled (Katy on her Hobie SUP) to the dinghy dock. We were rewarded by a pretty cold Stella and a short walk up the east bound trail from Ballast Point.