BOR Boat Preparation

BOR Boat Preparation - 6 April 2004

Page Updated 01 October 2004 18:57

One of the secrets of a successful Bermuda Ocean Race (BOR) is to properly prepare your boat.  This is a time consuming task, and often must be done at times when you'd rather be sailing.  On a cold early spring day in April, Boat Captain Drew and the Skipper went down to Kuan Yin at her mooring on Rock Creek and put in a little quality time "getting her ready."

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Kuan Yin before installation of her new Bimini and dodger.

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Drew at work preparing the sail track for the new StrongTrac system which will allow the sails to be raised or lowered with almost no friction.

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Drew disappears into the bowels of the boat to inspect the clean-out port on the vessel's manual bilge pump.

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Getting back out is sometimes much harder than getting in was in the first place.

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Drew goes fishing in the bilge to see what he can find.  Ugh!  This is just a sample of the sort of junk that could clog up the bilge pump when you need it most.  Moral: keep a clean bilge.

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