Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seal Harbor, Maine
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Re: how long does it take you leave?
It is a 10 minute walk to the dinghy dock from my house. The oars, a pfd and a sponge live in the Avon. I enjoy the row to the mooring. Another 5 minutes. Open things up, remove covers, check systems, start the engine and relax. Decide which head sail to hank on and do that 10 to 15 minutes (if it isn't blowing 20 ssw). Cast off. I need lazy jacks and a simpler way to cover the main when I return. Flaking the main properly and covering it are the most time consuming tasks. I probably spend 10 minutes on that. Stow the head sail or put it into a sail bag that stays on deck, 5 minutes. Shut down systems and final check, dry up any water that dripped in at the shaft seal if I used the engine, 5 or10 minutes. Row back to the dock. (20 to 30 minutes each way?)
I do not hurry any more. It is all an enjoyable part of the day so I consider finishing the breakfast dishes and going out the door as my departure. Zero minutes!
Last edited by downeast450; 11-14-2012 at 07:46 AM.