Originally Posted by chef2sail
We had one of the fastest sails over to Rock Hall ever on saturday. When we turned to go north at the "notorious missing" green can at the end of the Rock Creek sand bar, the wind was 22 steady gusting to 30. Made for a wet 3 mile trek upwind to enter the Creek.
Sunday my wife and I went to Dover to see the NASCAR Sprint race. Today my hearing is like I sat in the front row of a Jethro Tull concert.
I got hooked on Nascar at Dover. A former employer did a lot of business with MBNA and the VP of Finance at my company called me one day to offer me tickets to attend with VIP parking and seating in the MBNA box. It was awesome! You could see the entire track, there was a free bar 30' to my left, a huge seafood buffet right behind me and the bathrooms were steps away. You can't buy that kind of ticket. Afterwards, when I stopped by to thank the VP, he told me I wasn't the first person he offered the tickets to, I was just the first person that was redneck enough to want to go. Showed me where I stood on the totem pole.
I told him I knew I'm a redneck, but I came by it honestly.
We got Palmetto Moon out for the first time this weekend also. Getting out of the slip was an adventure since the prop was pretty fouled, but after a quick haul and wash we were ready for a shake down. We made so many changes over the winter its essentially a new boat to us. We have a new Profurl furler, new Mack Pack lazy jack/sailbag, new bimini, 4 new 6v GC batteries, and I interfaced an old aviation GPS I had to provided NEMA position to the DSC radio. Every thing worked fine, but it'll take a while to fine tune and get used to everything.
We're watching the weather closely and unless the forecast deteriorates, my wife and I will move the boat north starting Friday. I have to travel part of this week, so we'll pre-postion a car at HHS and have my friend drive us down to Deltaville in my truck then take it back to his house. We plan to get in 1/2 day Friday, Solomons on Saturday and to our new slip at HHS on Sunday if everything works.