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post #57 of Old 04-28-2013
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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

We motored down to Broad Creek on the Magothy yesterday afternoon and anchored fairly close to the little island there. We saw a lot of goose, osprey, and blue heron activity. There were a couple of other boats but it was still very serene. Last night the new propane stove made its debut and it was amazing. Now it's possible to do some real cooking aboard without pulling our hair out. This morning the wind was up by 9 AM. We beat out of the Magothy and then sailed on a broad reach out into the bay and jibed into the river. It was an amazing sailing day, especially before the cloud cover started to roll in around noon.

I also have to say the soda blasting and bottom job I did over the winter/spring is proving to be worth every penny. The speeds we were seeing all weekend under motor and sail were remarkable compared to before even when freshly repainted. The boat just feels lighter and more sprightly now.

s/v Spindrift
Beneteau Oceanis 400
formerly Lippincott 30
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