Spinsheet Magazine Now Available Online

Our favorite FREE local sailing magazine, Spinsheet, is now available online! The Covid-19 restrictions have affected Spinsheet’s normal distribution channel, your favorite bayside restaurant, marina or watering hole, so they have moved all of their content online. You can read the April, 2020 issue online by clicking here, then clicking the link to the April

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A Message About Our Medical Professionals

As most of you are aware, I have spent a great amount of time in hospitals and infusion centers for the past 6 years.  I look at the men and women who are nurses and doctors and marvel at their ability, compassion and mental fortitude.   I have seen many instances when these medical professionals have

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NC3 Names Communications Officer

NC3 member Dave Wisel was nominated and unanimously approved to fill the newly created position of Communications Officer.  In the new position, Dave will be responsible for creating web content and updating the NC3 website, communicating as needed to members and managing the NC3 Facebook page. He will also work with the Cruise Director and

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Bob Pulyer Recognized for His Time at the Helm of Scuttlebutt

Bob Pulyer was recently recognized for nine years of dedicated service and commitment to NC3. Bob was the editor the club newsletter, Scuttlebutt from 2010 to 2019. During that time, he edited and published 70 editions of the newsletter. In addition to Scuttlebutt, he created many special NC3 editions and unique flyers for most of

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Officer Reorganization

During the 2020 Winter Meeting, a recommendation was offered and approved to combine the duties of the Secretary and Treasurer. This individual would be responsible for treasurer duties, maintaining the roster and creating meeting minutes. As in the past, the newsletter will be handled separately. NC3 Officers for 2020 are: Fleet Captain: Luci Stone Secretary/Treasurer:

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New Officers Confirmed

  New Officers were confirmed at the Change of Watch Meeting held on November 2, 2019. The following Officer positions were nominated and accepted for 2020: Fleet Captain: Luci Stone Fleet Secretary: Donna Rapkins Cruise Director: Bryant Gorrell Treasurer: John Hughes


Decontamination a Tainted Water Tank

Part of every sailor’s winterizing routine should be draining and winterizing your fresh water tank. If not performed correctly, however, you may notice in the Spring that your fresh water is anything but fresh. For tips on remedying the situation and bringing your fresh water tank back up to standard, visit Drew Frye’s Blog over

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varnish touch ups & take downs

Varnish Touch-ups & Take-downs

Those long lovely wooden toe-rails can be the bane of the warm weather sailor once it goes bad; but if you stay on top of the finish the pain is minimized, and you’ll have a real head-turner in the marina. To keep brightwork healthy, approach it as you (hopefully) do your own health. Set a

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Total War Comes to the Chesapeake

As a continuation of our series of Local Interest Articles, we continue with more of the War of 1812 that has interest to our local area. For the first part of the War of 1812, the British pretty much kept away from the Chesapeake region, preferring instead to keep fairly close to their American base

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Plastic Through-hull Warning

Some cheaper materials can fail within the first year of use. This is a very important item that should be checked, preferably before your vessel is launched. I had this problem twice on First Light where the thru-hull just appeared chalky. Last year I replaced it with a bronze thru-hull to resolve the problem. When

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