Went out yesterday morning (Sunday) for an hour on the Cape Fear river, NC. Temp about 60. Have removed canvas for the winter so just motor, but charged batteries and pushed some oil around. Super nice to get out this time of year. No pics.
Despite temps in upper 40s, got out of the slip New Year's Day and had a pleasant couple of hours underway. That's the good news. The "bad news" is, the trip was to deliver her to the yard for the rest of the winter. No more sailing 'til March, at best. Just boat chores for a while; getting ready for a spring-summer trip to New England.
The digital sensor crapped out at -20 something and right now it's -18. That sorta leaves out sailing, even if I could dig out the snow drift in front of the storage shed. Spring will come and launch is still March 15.
I sailed yesterday (January 6) - it was in the upper 60s (possibly 70?) at Lake Pleasant, AZ. We hit the lake around 10:30a.m. Winds were light for the first couple of hours, but then picked up around 2:30 - 3:00.
I learned that there is still a lot that I don't know about sailing (after a couple of accidental gybes). It's time to take some lessons!
What is the story with the asym spinnaker in your avatar?
I bought a VERY similar one for my M19 ( different colors) on craigslist but the owner didn't know the manufacturer...any info would be appreciated.
(Didn't sail today but windsurfing is a possibility.)
Awesome day on the water - about 80 degrees down here yesterday. Had the boot all prepped and already to go in the morning, waiting for the afternoon breezes. However there was no wind, and I mean NO wind So we went for beers and reggae music at the local marina hangout. There are worse ways to spend a day!