Category Archives: Friendship Sloop News

Tidbit for New England

Hi Folks, These tidbits are for those of you who may be sailing in the NE area and don’t subscribe to the District 1 USCG Notice to Mariners. Be aware that there will be considerable marine survey activity along the … Continue reading

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Another tidbit….#6

Well the boat is put up for the winter, all her gear is being overhauled and it’s time to share some of the things discovered or re-remembered this past sailing season. The most significant item discovered was that the oil … Continue reading

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Practical Sailor

The July issue of Practical Sailor Magazine (Vol. 38 Number 7) opens with a plug for the Friendship Sloop Gathering in Rockland. If you don’t know this magazine, they purchase boating equipment, test it and write objectively about their findings. … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

If you are looking for a good read this summer, FSS member Jim Salmon (KUMATAGE #206) has written an excellent memoir of his 19 month circumnavigation aboard the barque Picton Castle called the RIME of the ANCIENT UNDERWITER, Hobblebush Books, … Continue reading

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Tidbit #4

FSS Tidbit #4 Marine Engine Exhaust Elbows This is an informational post from your FSS  Vice Commodores /Safety guy / Mast Wedge Inspector on various things that are boat (Friendship Sloop) related. Television commercials can be really, really annoying. Have … Continue reading

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Tidbit #3

FSS Tidbit #3 Safety Notices and Marine Wiring Code This is an informational post from your FSS  Vice Commodores /Safety guy / Mast Wedge Inspector on various things that are boat (Friendship Sloop) related. Here are two quick tidbits of … Continue reading

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December Tidbit

This is an informational post from your FSS  Vice Commodores /Safety guy / Mast Wedge Inspector on various things that are boat (Friendship Sloop) related. Well it’s officially winter. We here in Massachusetts have experienced our first hard freeze and … Continue reading

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