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post #27 of Old 03-11-2014
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Re: Cortez 16

well I picked her up yesterday morning and took her out yesterday afternoon and she motors fine under power there was a wonderful wind yesterday of sustained 15 knots even a little bit much for me I am certain. so I motored up wind and anchored into the wind and set the sail. as soon as I was done rigging the sails the wind died completely. My first sail in 20 years and I moved about 60' in 15 min. at the end of the day my kids and I motored to the boat launch where the wind kicked up to about 20 knots making a routine trailering a 45 min ordeal. My 8 yo daughter lost her hat. +30 min. The motor won't idle so I had to use a line to draw her onto the trailer+30 min. The kids made an awesome crew even though we didn't arrive home until 30 minutes after bedtime with homework still to do. It was a great day. I am already hooked there is no saving me now.
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