I almost put Ladyhawke up for sale this spring. The kids like our motorboat better (Tubing and fast = fun) . The Admiral likes the sailboat but its to slow.
I got tired of sailing alone.....
I realized it's my dream. My idea of fun.
Hopefully they will feel my excitement. Until then I sail...
What happens if you don't go sailing enough?
After raising the mast the (new this year) topping lift cable somehow goes over the top to the windex arm. Causing you to lower the mast and try again.
After raising the mast again and attempt the connect the forward lower stays you notice the rear...
Tough day last week. Decided to take the family sailing on the hottest day of the year.
After prepping the boat in the parking lot my family arrived. Already over 100deg.
Motored to our favorite cove and played in the water and on friends jet skis.
Motored back to the marina to drop the wife and...
Time to replace some sheets.
It seems I have a 1/2" mainsail control sheet and boom vang sheet.
The material I have now is soft in the hand (almost feels like cotton)
I don't want to use the same yacht braid I used on the halyards and can't seem to find a "soft" material.
I did a solo trip just before Memorial Day weekend.
I had a great time and I learned some things about boat handling and myself.
I did some things right and I made some mistakes.... All and all I had great trip and learning experience for me.
So what do I do when I have to work and no sailing time is in sight? Dream about the craziest mods I will probably never do. I'll go first.
Turn the garbage storage into an ice box to store the 2.5gal keg filled with my home brew. Use the froward dinette storage for the C02 tank. Run the...
Finally floating.... Had the family join me for an afternoon sail. I spent a wonderful night on the hook and some brisk wind sailing in the morning...
What a wonderful time.
Thank all of you for your guidance and support in the 6 month adventure from purchase to float....
Would anyone like to share their jib sheet cleat set up for single handed sailing? I was thinking of using cam cleats with a fairlead so the sheets don't run back to the jib car. They will be placed in same location as the factory cleat aft of the winch.
BTW I will be singlehanding with the...
Admitting that I know very little about fiberglass, is it normal to have sections inside the hull glow when the sun shines on the outside of the hull. These pictures are of the compartment behind the potty on my second generation. One with flash and one without.
So raising the mast was no problem but, when lowering the handle on the winch can free spool causing the mast to drop quickly. Which in turn causes myself to have an A** Puckering moment. Am I missing something obvious here??