Here is the actuator rubbing the arm. See witness marks. Probably needs an extra washer. Will use a nyloc nut so it can be set with a little space between the arm and a cotter pin so there are two locking means.Can you take a close up picture of the rubbing? Is it walking the bolt up?
Stay safe and wait it out..Went to Mill Creek in Solomon, MD today per advice from members. Couldn’t ask for a better hurricane hole. Like being on Portage Lake in Maine. I’ll probably head north tomorrow but it is tempting to stay here. Did 86 nm today. Not bad considering I didn’t leave until 11:15.
Picture of waves on the bow coming up the Chesapeake. One hell of a boat. I thought that big curve in the bow was overkill until now. Surprisingly the ride wasn’t uncomfortable. Maintained 14-15 kts slowing to 11 as waves overtook the stern and plunging on the downhill into the trough. One way to wash an anchor. Never could have done this day in a planing hulll.
The autopilot has been a godsend on this trip singlehanded. But it lost it once today. A wave from astern pushed the heading off course to where the autopilot started to do a sharp 360. I grabbed the wheel remembering to disconnect the autopilot enabling manual steering.
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Joe Flogger Shoal, Blake Channel and Cedarbush Hole, one, two three side by side really can funnel some water. Crappy piece of water in a sailboat that draws six feet of water with tankers moving up and down the fairway, always seeming to pass at the turn, always at night, always against the tide and wind and blowing 30 knots, other than that a pleasant memory. Every...single...time... that I did that passage. I must be like Tom Hanks, never get on a plane or a boat with him, something bad happens. Power boat should be no problem.Actually, there are a couple of anchorages available. Chesapeake City, just off the C&D canal, Reedy Island as you leave the C&D(just be careful of the approach) and the Cohancy River in NJ.
But really, if you pay attention to the current you can run from Annapolis to Cape May in one day. Beware of Delaware Bay. When the wind and the current are against each other it’s a terrible place to be. My wife HATES that body of water!