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Endeavor to Preserve

Endeavor to Persevere

by Bill Stettiner
June 27, 2000 S/V Tainted Love 35:19 N Lat. 128.05 W Long.

The furler is broke
I must go forward to fix
I hope I don't drown

What size fasteners
Michael will know, he knows all
I will call him now.

To the radio
Foxxfyre this is Tainted Love
How are you doing?

I am fine Michael
I have a question for you
Do you know Harken?

I need to find screws
for the damn furling torque tube
What size go in there?

The screws that you seek
10-32 by quarter
Three will suit your needs.

I do not have those
What else might work do you think?
How about duct tape?

Duct Tape will not do;
tap the hole 1/4-20
and use what you have.

Drill the hole with care
The material is thin
Use lots of lube please.

I always hear that
You and the gerbils agree
What is with my life?

The drill bit to use
is 13/64
Do you have one there?

Time to scare Michael
I do not have a drill here
what else can I do?

On the radio
Ken Roper sends "Get it done!"
I guess I should go.

Armed with the duct tape
and some screws that are wrong
I head forward now.

The screws are too small
Oh crap! What will I do now?
Wrap the tape around them.

Jam them in the holes
Cut the threads into the tape.
I hope this will work.

Success with the first
now I must try the second
Damn it! I dropped it!

Into the ocean
the little screw has fallen
I must be careful.

Now I have two left
tape the screw to the driver
and try to finish.

Wow the screws are in
wrap them with tape and I'm done
Time to go back aft.

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Sailing News

The Canadian Olson 25 Nationals are going to be at Barrie Yacht Club in September 2011.
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The 34rd America's Cup protocol stipulates all new yachts. It will be held in San Francisco Sept 7-22, 2013.
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Yacht Facts

Check out this article on the Olson 25 from Sailing Magazine