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Our 2003 C310!

Apr 5, 2009
1,078
Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs Oak Harbor, WA
First time you get caught off guard by the wind, you may wish you had a sock.

Ed
I said that I use a sock but launch it out of a turtle. I agree, the turtle is great for short-handed sailing for being able to snuff it in a few seconds. Dump the sheet and pull the sock down-haul to cover the sail. In some races, I have done that a couple of times and left the sock hoisted when short squalls came through the course. Once the wind let up just raise the sock and off you go. At the leeward mark I usually cover the spin and leave it hoisted while I turn upwind with the genoa flying. after on close-haul, I drop the sock. It lets me sail with spin closer the mark and minimizes dead-head time.
 

JRT

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Feb 14, 2017
1,783
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
One more Friday pics, bumpers were left on incase the water got rough
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JRT

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Feb 14, 2017
1,783
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
Sunday was family day, no sailing just motoring over to our favorite cove to hang on the hook for the afternoon of sun and isolation.

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Feb 14, 2017
1,783
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
Welcome to hot Alabama in the summer time, mid 80s and no wind! Yesterday did some work on the boat while my daughter tried out the canoe by herself for the first time. The training was accomplished with a long line attached to the stern so I could pull her back if she got in trouble. She picked it up fast and after a few hauls back to RoseLeigh she was ready to go on her own. She cruised around the marine and we kept in contact with the VHF, Dad also gave her an air horn in case she needed to warn anyone. Dock neighbors got a kick out of seeing her exploring the area and she said her arms got a work out. We chilled in AC comfort at the dock and ate some snacks and read for a couple of hours. It was a good dock day!

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