Finally - a Weather Window
March 4, 2000
They've all kept me off the Bay and busy with boat projects for months.
The winter of my discontent...
I really wanted to get out on the Bay and check out my Winter Main Sail. Dog Days has two mains, a beautiful, flat, clean, North main with two reef points, and an old, blown-out, dirty main that the previous owner told me was good for winter sailing. The old main even has a "B" on it for "Bahamas", since Dog Days is an Islander Bahamas model. I've had the old main on for a couple of months, but haven't been able to get the boat out of the slip.
Saturday, March 4 -- The next front is coming through, but the rain is supposed to wait until about 4 p.m. It's cold and foggy, but I hanked on the 110 Jib. (I have 4 headsails, a 135 Composite Mylar, a 110 "Working Jib", a 90 "Blade" with battens, and a Spinnaker.) As soon as I pulled out of the marina a big freighter was sideways in the estuary, so I got to watch the tug boats turn it around.
It sure was nice to go sailing!
Summer, Don't Be Late!