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Fleet update in the time of Corona….and another (!) AE28 wanted on the San Francisco Bay….

Posted on May 18, 2020

Dear Fellow Alerion 28 Sailors, I hope you and your families are all well.  I have nothing new to report nor will I endeavor to guess when racing will return to SF Bay.  I will leave those sorts of announcements to official sources.  The Alerion 28 is a great boat – even better when you consider its prowess for shorthanded sailing.  Denise and I have seen many of you out enjoying your boats on the Bay over the past few weeks.  We hope to see more of you out sailing when the is time right – whenever that is… Once there is a clear path to some sort of organized racing, I will reach back to our fleet to reestablish an event calendar for…

Yanmar single cylinder problems?

Posted on January 20, 2020

Steve Chamberlin was experiencing overheating and related problems with his one cylinder Yanmar. Rather than fight the limited engine access below decks to service the engine, he took a more complete approach to the problem: From Steve: The long term problem with the single cylinder Yanmar is salt build up between the head and block.  The head cannot be removed in the boat because of clearance problems.  Bill Ingle (Bill’s Marine Service) replaced my engine with a completely rebuilt unit, $4,500, 4 hours.

San Francisco AE28 Fleet Meeting NotesJanuary 12, 2020

Posted on January 15, 2020

ALERION 28 2020 Season:1.  Season objective:  Encourage and promote AE28 sailing in SF Bay with new and seasoned owners; get as many boats out sailing/racing on a regular basis; make the class as “fun” as possible with RYC being the epicenter of activity.2.  RYC Wednesday Evenings:  (APR-SEP) To make #1 possible, we agreed to try to get the boats out sailing throughout the season with the hope of getting our own one-design start for RYC Beer Can (one-design; no kites) or we can start with the other boats (Fred can discuss with Eric).3.  Season events:  The following 8 one-design events (no kites) were proposed as the AE28 SF Bay Series (Fred, please set Intra-club dates): 07MAR – Big Daddy (Sat only; cumulative score for day) 16 MAY…