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Re: Who went Sailing on Saturday? "Pictures"

We had a nice sail Saturday with unexpected sunshine, but lightish winds. Each year we auction a 'day on the water' as a fund raiser for my wife's preschool. We had two couples as guests, none experienced sailors.

They seemed a thirsty bunch, but all went well. We beat slowly out of English Bay, and managed to get the A sail up for a nice quick reach to our planned anchorage for a late lunch. It turned calm so we motored back in the evening.

Part way back a guest came out or the head, after which it was thoroughly plugged. The head had been well used by these four, and of course I thought it was something flushed by them unknowingly.. Long (smelly) story short as it turns out one of the discharge hoses had slowly been plugging, and the extra usage put it over the top.

This was actually good news, as we were in port and able to fix it - had we not done this particular daytrip, we'd have likely ended up bunged up within days of our summer cruise - who knows where!


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