Good morning sailors, good news the annual meeting has been set for Saturday January 22 2022 at the Winona grange immediately nw of the pond in Tualatin. This will be an indoor meeting heated w/o distractions. No refreshments provided. Winona Grange is the large light green building next to the culdesac on the nw side of the pond. Building is available at 9:30 am meeting will commence promptly at 10am and we need to clear the building at noon. We will take a short break for lunch then a fun sail for those that wish to refresh their skills. So, similar agendaas last year awards presented issues discussed and there will be a table of Ted Vansykel’s misc tools and boat stuff, bring cash two radio’s w/receivers and a lot of misc rc goodies. Also if you have an item you wish to put on the agenda reply to this email and I will try to work it in. Also if anyone would like to layout a frost bite schedule starting for early feb please submit to Stan or myself, all efforts are appreciated we will try to have it posted and ready at meeting.
The new upgraded winch (‘DF Sailwinch’will now be the standard winch for both the DF65 & DF95. It is a digital winch with a coreless motor, full metal gearing, dual ball bearings and rated for use at 6.6v to suit the popular LiFe rechargeable batteries. ) For now it is NOT installed in the boats, but will be provided along with the upgrade laydown stand kit for a discounted price. The next container will have the new winches preinstalled. We are releasing a video on easily changing out the old winch for the new one. The new Rigging assembly manuals for both boats are available : v2 DF95 Manual v7 DF65 Manual
Hi all, we had a very nice fun sail today with just a bit of rain before noon and from noon on it was cold and breezy but dry. About a dozen hardy souls showed and were rewarded with good winds and sunshine till around 3pm when it started clouding up again. I’ll admit I thought it was going to be miserable. Just goes to show it is always better to show up and make the best of what is available rather than listen the weather man and stay home. See you on the 21st for the last race of the summer series. – Gary
Water level at Westmoreland Park Casting Pond is at 14 inches and dropping so the Nov 6 Fun Sail and Nov 21 Race day are moved back to Tualatin Commons. Construction is almost done and water levels are better.