Ophelia getting on a Ball in the Front-40 of Annapolis, Maryland

Fall and Winter Storage Work for Ophelia

  •  10/25/2019
  •   Hodge, Charlie
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Below is the latest list of work we intend to do on Ophelia between now and April 1st, 2020, when she is on hard.  It is a decent sized list, some of which I plan to do myself when the boat enters the heated winter storage shed around November 20th.  She will be inside until approximately April 1st, giving me a bunch of weekends and weekday evenings to whittle down this list!   My Goal is to have as little 'down-Time' as possible during the cruising season, and get all the work done in the off-s...
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Stern Thrusters and Trash Do Not Mix!

  •  7/9/2019
  •   Hodge, Charlie
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We learned the hard way that our new SEP150 24V Side Power stern thruster does not mesh well with debris and trash in the Baltimore Inner Harbor.  Every time it rains heavily, it seems like the entire city’s trash comes through the antiquated sewer system and ends up in the water.  It takes days to get either cleaned up or sink to the bottom.   We see bottles, cans, wood, and other debris floating around the docks. It is really sad to see such a beautiful body of water being decimated week after...
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Assateague Island

Headhunter X-Caliber Fresh Water Pump Upgrade

  •  5/30/2019
  •   Hodge, Charlie
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When we bought Ophelia in the spring of 2017, we were a little perplexed by the Freshwater System.  It seemed that we could only draw water from 1 of 3 freshwater tanks and there was a possible bad pump, along with a couple air leaks, which can reduce pressure or airlock both pumps.  Suffice to say, it worked well enough off the MID-water tank alone (150 gallon tank), that this job fell to the bottom of my rehab list!  2 years later, I have finally tackled the problems and upgraded the system!  ...
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