Perry Yacht Club is the proud owner of a 1977 Santana 20! This boat was purchased for the Sailin’ Sisters sail training and racing program benefiting all women members of PYC. As you can see in the photos, she will need some lovin’ to get her into good sailing condition but what could be more fun than working on a boat? OK, I admit it, sailing a boat is lots better but this will be fun too!
Terri Tilford, Charlene Howard, Pat Allen and I drove down to Oklahoma City Boat Club to look at the boat last weekend. There we met Vernon Green who is Vice President of the Santana 20 Class, organizer of the 2011 Nationals and one of the nicest, most helpful people you’ll ever meet. He and his girlfriend/foredeck crew Stephanie Nguyen and fellow OCBC member Dan Camp were also there giving advice and lending a hand to ready the boat and trailer for the trip home to Kansas. It was a rewarding experience meeting them, seeing their beautiful facilities and trailering the boat home with great friends.
The boat will need lots of elbow grease, paint and a bit of new rigging to make her safe and happy. On Sunday afternoon starting at 1 pm we plan to show her off and dig in to inspecting and cleaning her. Part of the “education” process for our program is learning some of the good, the bad and the ugly when surveying a boat. Anyone who is interested in the inspection tour or investing some time cleaning her is welcome to come get dirty on Sunday. Wear old clothes! At this point we plan to hold the work party at my house in Leawood, but that is subject to short notice change in case we are asked to remove the boat. In that case, we will likely haul it to PYC to work there. (Check back the this website for notice of a venue change or feel free to call me.)
Items on the to do list are:
- scrape flaking paint, vacuum and wash the interior
- remove decals from the hull
- remove winches for cleaning at the next Sisters Seminar on Feb. 4th at Kansas City Sailing
- remove both genoa tracks and temporarily seal the deck holes
- remove the tiller
- clean the scuppers
- wash the hull if it’s not too cold
- brainstorm possible names for her
Remember many hands make light work! Please bring small scrapers, rubber gloves, hand tools, etc., that you think would be helpful.
Please RSVP to me at (913) 648-6028 if you think you might be able to come so we have plenty of refreshments, and I can give you directions to my house.
Come on all you Sailin’ Sisters. Let’s get dirty on Sunday! It should be loads of fun!
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I was at the club this weekend and pulled my boat. To my surprise when I arrived at the slip I found my cockpit drains clogged and my cockpit half-full of, not water, but ICE! Fortunately the day warmed somewhat and I was able to scoop out the ice, clear the drains, empty the water from my cockpit, and pull my boat.
I’m letting you know about this experience as a reminder. If your boat is still at PYC there are some important things to keep in mind.
If you plan to pull your boat from the lake you should do it as soon as possible. The extra courtesy dock at the east (lake) side will be removed next weekend (December 10 or 11, depending on the weather). Of course the ramp will remain but the extra dock makes it much easier to pull your boat.
If you have a boat de-icer (or “bubbler”) there are two important rules to follow in using it. (1) It must be plugged into your 30-amp outlet, either directly at the dock or into one of your boat’s outlets. (2) It must be on a thermostat switch and set to turn on only when the air temperature is below freezing (30 degrees or lower). When either of these rules are violated the club must unplug your bubbler so it doesn’t overload our service.
Your boat should be winterized by now. If you have an inboard engine your fresh water engine cooling system should be flushed out with RV antifreeze (the pink nontoxic stuff). If you have an outboard engine it’s best to remove it from your boat and store it in your garage or a place where temperatures are not freezing. Your closed water engine cooling system should have adequate automotive antifreeze. If you have any plumbing onboard, including a water tank, heater, waste water storage, etc., they should be drained and RV antifreeze should be added to protect your plumbing systems. Any stored liquids (beverages, cleaning fluids, etc.) should be removed so they don’t freeze and burst their containers.
Visit your boat several times during the winter. Freezing temperatures and heavy winds can be hard on a boat. If you catch a problem early, when it’s still a small problem, you can keep it from becoming a big problem (e.g., when a furler starts to unfurl or your boat cover starts to fly away during heavy winds). You and your boat will appreciate each other during winter visits so don’t miss out on the opportunity for off-season bonding.
Anyone who has been at PYC during the winter knows how spectacularly beautiful our property becomes, especially when the lake is frozen and everything is snow-covered. Take care of your boat and take advantage of the beauty of our club this winter. You might even get lucky and meet up with some of your PYC friends during your visit.
Sailin’ Sisters met on Saturday, January 7, at Kansas City Sailing for the first of four FREE winter seminars. It was great catching up with several sisters who have faithfully attended in the past as well as meeting three new area sailors – one whom we have already talked into becoming a member of PYC!
Bruce Liese made the learning fun with a lively game of Sailing Jeopardy. Let’s just say that, with the competitive spirit displayed during the game, we should have no trouble finding women willing to give racing a try next summer! Earning the most points, Team “Wenches” lead by Amy Wilson won prizes of three Harken blocks donated by Kansas City Sailing. Great fun was had by all!
Afterward, several women – and a few husbands – joined back up at the Slow Ride Roadhouse to talk sailing. It was an opportunity to catch up with folks we’ve missed over the long winter and to make plans for the next sailing season.
The next Sailin’ Sisters seminar will be held on February 4th, followed by March 10th and April 7th. Classes run from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. with an optional knot lesson at 2:30 p.m. All women interested in learning more about sailing are welcome, regardless of your level of experience. Bring a friend! Each class covers a different topic so DON’T feel if you haven’t attended previous seminars that you will be lost. There is something for everyone to learn!
If you have questions or suggestions for a topic, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org call (913) 648-6028. Also, please feel free to ask questions about Sisters or make comments in the box below. (If the box is not visible click on the “comments” link below this article.) C’mon Sisters, let’s get a lively discussion going!
Sailin' Sisters prove to be great learners and fierce competitors.
Hope to see you soon,
These classified advertisements are provided as a service to PYC members and the sailing community.
Trashing your old sails? Junking any small hardware? Don’t throw them away! Let me recycle them into something useful and fun. ANY condition will do! Please contact Joan Allen at (913) 648-6028 or email@example.com.
1988 Beneteau First 285 Liberty Cup Edition “Espadon.” A well maintained performance cruiser in good condition. Large saloon with lighted nav station, enclosed v-berth cabin and aft cabin, fully enclosed head. Full galley includes ice box, and propane range, stainless steel sink with pressure water and hot water heater. Edson wheel steering with instrument cluster that includes depth, wind speed/direction, knot meter. Sails include fully battened main with Dutchman flaking system, 150% roller furling genoa, and asymmetrical spinnaker with whisker pole. 2 Lewmar primary and 2 Lewmar secondary winches. Inboard Diesel Engine: Volvo Penta 2 cylinder 18 hp. 2 battery house and starting bank with isolation switches and built in smart charger. 12 volt DC house electrical system plus 120v AC shore power system. Alpine Stereo system with 6 disk changer, cockpit and cabin speakers. VHF Marine Radio. Wing keel draft 3’11”. Includes cradle. LWL 28’3″ LOA 28’9″ Beam 9’10″ Draft 3’11″ Ballast (standard) 1,764 lbs. Displacement 6,173 lbs (approx). Sail Area 447 sq. ft. Located PYC, Rodeo Drive slip 12, $22,500. For more information and pictures contact Jim Swords, 816-665-4306, Jswords@earthlink.net or click here for more info.
HawkEye handheld sonar system, depth finder, air and water temperature. Floatable, waterproof. Never opened. $75 obo. J/M Dodd, (913) 631-2043 or firstname.lastname@example.org>.
1985 Hunter Legend 40. LOA 39′ 7 ½ ”, LWL 32’6″ Beam 13’5″, Draft 6’6″, Displacement 17,400 lbs., Engine Single diesel, FWC, 4 cylinder, 40 HP. Fuel: 38gallons, Water:105 gallons, Holding: 2 X 20 gallons Accommodations: The perfect live aboard boat. The master stateroom is aft with a centerline queen berth. A large hanging locker on each side, shelf space to port, and sliders and shelves on each side of the berth provide plenty of storage space. The aft head and shower opens to both the aft stateroom and main cabin. 2 hatches and 4 ports provide ventilation aft. The galley is L-shaped with double stainless sink, large in-counter AC-DC refrigerator, as well as a smaller front-loading Norcold refrigerator with a small freezer. Forward of the nav station is the saloon with a large settee that provides extra sleeping space for a guest both to port and starboard. The drop leaf table is to starboard with a wrap-around settee. Guest stateroom (v-berth) with hanging locker and private head and shower. For further details of the many amenities contact Scott Kessler at 816-392-9470, email@example.com or click here for more info.
Spinnaker for sale: I – 35.0, J – 11.5, JC – 12.5, P – 38.8, E – 13.0. 787 sq. ft. For 27 – 30 ft boat. Red & White UK airx . Good all-purpose spinnaker. $600. Contact Terril Cook at 913-220-7971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1983 Catalina 25′ Tall Rig. Comes with 5 sails (3 are standard, 2 are mylar racing sails). This boat has new topside paint, multi-season bottom coat, VHF radio and microwave oven. Also included: AM/FM/CD radio, bimini, self-tailing winches, marine head, depth gauge, 700 watt converter and more. $9,000. Call Dan at 785-845-7804.
1983 Siedleman, The “Fare Exchange.” Looking for partner to share 1/2 ownership ($1,000) and 1/2 slip fee ($600 annually). Call Randy Wills at 785-478-1780.
1968 Columbia 28 sloop has only had a handful of owners in 43 years! Length: 27’7”; Beam: 8’6”; Draft: 4’4”; Dry weight: 6500 lbs.; Ballast: 2800 lbs.; Sail area: 343 sq ft; Hull: fiberglass; Headroom: 5’10”; Berths: 6. Spacious accommodations include convertible dinette, deluxe galley and fully enclosed head. Fin keel, spade rudder, and high aspect ratio sail plan make her a smooth cruiser. The Mercury 9.9 HP 4-stroke outboard is only about 4 years old and runs great. Dual batteries are 2 years old. Sails: Main, Jib, and Genoa all in good shape. All rigging is solid. Inside cushions are in great shape and a new portable head will be included. This old boat is solid as a rock and easy to sail. It comes with a dry dock cradle and is currently stored at Perry Yacht Club in the SW gravel storage lot. It’s ready to sail this Spring! $4,000 OBO. Call Jim Smiley at 816-914-4227.
Want to place an ad in the classifieds? Contact Bruce@KansasCitySailing.com. Please let us know when your boat or item has been sold so we can remove it from the list.
Coming to your home soon!
You will be receiving your renewal package in the mail soon.
- Update any out of date information.
- Correct any mistakes you find.
- For Slip holders ONLY- Deposits of $150 are due February 1, 2012 with all remaining dues due March 1, 2012.
- Student, Day and Dry Sailor dues are due in full March 1, 2012.
- Sign your renewal form, include your check along with all updates and return them to me.
- Start thinking about sailing again!
Perry Yacht Club was founded over forty years ago. Times have changed and so has our club and newsletter.
In its early days the Perry Yacht Club News Letter was a publication written with a manual typewriter. Articles were collated and photos were taped to its pages. Upon completion the original was hand-carried to a copy shop, reprinted, individually addressed, stamped, and sent to PYC members via the U.S. Postal Service.
Over the past decade the renamed Branch Creek Harbor News has evolved into an electronic publication. Articles have been composed on computers and digital photos have been electronically pasted into these articles. These articles have been transformed into newsletter format, saved as a PDF, and uploaded onto the PYC website for all to read.
With all its strengths our newsletter’s PDF format has had technical limitations. For example it has been difficult to search for a topic or phrase across multiple newsletters. It’s not been possible to cross-reference articles by topic, year, author, etc. And it is not easy to post new information to our newsletter on an as-needed basis.
So in an effort to address these limitations our newsletter has recently evolved into the dynamic format you are currently reading. This format is based on a database content management system. In its new format the content of every PYC newsletter is stored in a single database and organized by date and category. As new articles are published the past month’s articles are automatically archived so they are easily searched as a database. This dynamic format is the same as that used by most national and local newspapers (e.g., Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Lawrence Journal World, Kansas City Star). It is also the format used by social media outlets like Facebook.
One of the most exciting features of this new format is that you can now reply to or comment on articles. Please take advantage of this feature; it has the potential to generate lots of interesting discussion and be great fun just like other forms of social media. In addition to feedback regarding content feel free to offer suggestions about the design of our newsletter. As suggested earlier, the PYC newsletter will always be a work in progress.
In closing I’d like to make a request. If you haven’t already done so please take a self-guided tour of the new format. Click on an article and see how it looks on your computer. Search for an article by a keyword (e.g., “PYC”, “sailboat”, or your name). And consider posting a reply/comment at the end of any article. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks and Happy New Year!
Bruce S. Liese, PYC Communications Director