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Sailing Log 2011
September 14, 2011This summer has been dreadful from a sailing standpoint. I haven't done any. Its September 14, and I still haven't been sailing.
I did put the boat in the water on Monday. I checked the cockpit drain hose which I had replaced, and lo and behold it was leaking very slightly. It was just damp, but still, it was leaking. I decided that I didn't want to risk leaving it in the water without fixing the problem so I pulled the boat back out of the water and left it on the trailer at the marina and redid the caulking and hose fittings yesterday afternoon. So now I'm ready to sail. Hoping to do that this afternoon although there is a chance for rain.
September 15, 2011
I did get to sail for about three hours yesterday. The bilge is dry under the cockpit drain hose that that looks good. My neighbor Bo went with me and we had breezes that ranged from dead calm to maybe 10mph. The weather was perfect - overcast and about 75 degrees.
John and I went sailing this afternoon. The weather was perfect -
a little cool but not cold. We sailed for an hour and half. I got
a measurement for making up a wisker pole, and I had the GPS
along so I was able to check our speed. We hit 6.0 mph at one
Theoretical hull speed is 6.27 mph.
Here I am, waiting for John to arrive.
I also put on the new boom vang and it really worked out nicely. The bilge is still dry under the cockpit so the re-sealing work did the trick. The motor works great. I'm really liking this little boat.
Here's the GPS track from our sail today. You can see there's a whole lot of tacking on this little lake. (4.53 mi total)
September 18, 2011
Connie & I went out this afternoon and then brought
the boat home.
We had it out of the water, folded up and on the road in about 35-40 minutes. That is quite good I think. She was a good helper!