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Colgate, ASA101, Kentucky and Barkley Lake = Lighthouse Landing and Chip Riddle.
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Re: Does a first sail ever go as planned?

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Colgate, ASA101, Kentucky and Barkley Lake = Lighthouse Landing and Chip Riddle.
I did ASA101 down in Kemah, Texas with South Coast Sailing. Had a good time.

When I was looking around for a marina to put my boat, Lighthouse Landing was not taking anyone new. I've heard some good things about that marina.

I like Green Turtle Bay. Pretty quite most of the time, at least until someone raises the volume on their radio for everyone to hear.
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Aside from what it teaches you, there is simply the indescribable degree of peace that can be achieved on a sailing vessel at sea. I guess a combination of hard work and the seemingly infinite expanse of the sea - the profound solitude - that does it for me. - Billy Campbell
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Re: Does a first sail ever go as planned?

Like everyone stated, sounds like a normal day of sailing:
There's always something else you could be fixing/maintaining/upgrading at the dock...
Conditions are good, going sailing instead...
Once out there, stuff starts happening (and you start second guessing whether you should've gone out or stayed safe in the slipping fixin stuff)...
You get a bit anxious but handle it all with no catastrophes...
Back at the dock have a beer, relax and reflect...

Next Weekend: rinse, lather repeat...your a sailor!
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Lighthouse is nice and clean, just a little "stuffy" for me, I'm down the shore at Kenkake Marina, not to bad, a little more laid-back.
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Re: Does a first sail ever go as planned?

Got to definitely look behind the maintainers.
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Re: Does a first sail ever go as planned?

The normally never go as smoothly as planned... Although every once in awhile they just seem to work out...
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I Sailed!

Today started of cold. I look out the window of the house and see frost on the grass and car. It seemed to be a good day to stay home. Instead, I decided to get out of the house and head to the boat. It was clear today without a cloud in the sky. There was also a nice breeze blowing.

I went to the boat thinking I could do some cleaning, maybe winterize but something told me to try sailing again. Winterizing will wait.

Like the previous attempt and the videos I took before, I motored out and through the canal to the other lake. There was hardly anyone out. There was a few speedboats with guys going fishing. There was maybe 5 or 6 sailboats near the canal and maybe a few more farther down. I don't know how strong the wind blew but it was more than the last time.

Sailing went well. While looking at the GPS, I would say my average speed was around 3-3.5 knots. I was able to get the boat up to 5-5.5 knots but that also involved the boat leaning over 25-30 degrees from the healing gauge mounted by the companionway.

I had the main and jib out and did a couple tacks. After an hour or so, I dropped sails and floated while I went down below and picked up all the stuff that got thrown around all over the place while heeled over. I raised only the mainsail and sailed back to the canal and motored the rest of the way back to the marina. I was sailing for about an hour and a half so it wasn't long but I still enjoyed myself very much.

Now, I just need to work on sail trim.


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Re: Does a first sail ever go as planned?

"If anything is going to happen , it's going to happen out there." -Captain Ron

Now you understand better lol!
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Re: Does a first sail ever go as planned?

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"If anything is going to happen , it's going to happen out there." -Captain Ron

Now you understand better lol!
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Re: Does a first sail ever go as planned?

In the military we have a saying...At the first shot, all plans are subject to rapid modification...the same applies to sailing.
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