V610 Bottom Paint completed

V610 bottom paint completed

Bottom Paint on Victory 610 completed Kudo’s to Sandy Leon and the team of volunteeers  that worked hard to complete the bottom paint of Victory 610.   Sailboat Victory 610 was parked at Sandy’s home on the trailer while the work was performed. Environmental protection measures were implemented by placing a plastic tarp under the […]

DANGER at Coronado Landing

Docks at Coronado Landing

Several or our Ensign sailboats have sustained significant damage to the gunnels (or gunwale), up to $3,000 to repair. This is specific to the docks at Coronado landing. The design of the docks at Coronado landing (at Peohe’s restaurant) are higher and have a protruding overhang. This is easily visible from the pics. The white […]

Engine outboard workshop UPDATE

Winch repair workshop

This valuable workshop presented by Paul Feldon, Chief of Maintenance and Fleet Captain, is now available to memebrs as a pdf document, click here Engine Outboard Workshop pdf.

Successful Winch Workshop

Convair Sailing Club

A winch is a round spool or drum on a sailboat used to tension lines, usually attached to sheets.  These winched need to be serviced regularly to ensure proper and smooth operation.     A very successful recent workshop on how to service out sailboat winches was recently conducted by our knowledgeable and experienced Fleet […]

New rigging guide


Victory rigging and de-rigging instructions We recently updated the very helpful rigging and de-rigging instruction guide sheet. Thanks to Carl Schwartz for typing them up for review and Mark Sutton for contributing a lot in editing. New sailors find this guide very helpful when preparing the boats to go sailing, as well as stowing afterwards. […]

Calling all CSC Boat Captains


Hi to all our Boat Captains! We are inviting all Boat Captains to attend a Maintenance meeting scheduled for Saturday 03/26/2022 at 9:30 am. Our Fleet Captain, Paul Feldon, will be demonstrating how to service the boat winches. This is an ideal opportunity to learn how to service the winches so that you can take care of the winches […]

Thank you to our members


On behalf of our club we would like to give an honorable thank you and mention to: Kris Valentino – donated a robust block and tackle Doug Diepholz – donated a motor Craig Blackwood – volunteered a sailor friend to go up the mast on 1122 and retrieve both the main and jib halyards, saving the […]

Outboard Motors


In spite of an extensive effort to keep the Convair Sailing Club Lehr propane outboards in running condition, half of the outboard engines have reached the end of their useful life and have been retired. Presently, only two remain functional. A total of three 5 HP gasoline powered motors (used but in excellent and almost […]

5 Tips when de-rigging your boat

The main sheet should be cleated loosely so that there is no downward tension on the boom.  In other words, the sheet between the cleat and the end of the boom should be slack, not taut. Before leaving our dock, please check all the boats: three dock line attached to each boat: bow, stern and […]

After Sailing – Stowing the Boat

“Be kind and Rewind” Safety Inspection Survey.  A survey of each boat in the fleet was completed several weeks ago in preparation for obtaining Coast Guard Auxiliary safety inspection stickers for as many boats as possible. A group of volunteers is working on correcting the deficiencies that were found. Non-working navigation lights comprised the majority […]

Electrical Safety at the dock

Our marina (and most other marinas) are not wired with GFI (ground fault) protection circuits.  Especially in the marine environment, this could pose significant risk while using AC powered devices on the dock or on the boats.  A faulty connector or worn cord could result in electrical current flowing in the water or through the […]

Night Sailing After Dark


Navigation Lights The batteries for navigation lights that were kept in the dock box at the marina have reached the end of their useful life and can no longer hold their charge or be re-charged. The BOD recommends that sailors wishing to sail after the official time of sunset either provide their own battery or […]

4 Steps to Starting the Ensign Motor

Shelter Island

Starting the Outboard motor on an Ensign Our Ensigns have 4 stroke gasoline motors.  These motors come with a full reverse gear and a 3 gallon external fuel tank.  A plastic card with several simple but important instructions will be placed on the carrying grip of the motor for reference.  These include the following: 1) […]