Sounds like you had a fun time yesterday Bardo. Its was kicking up something nasty yesterday wasn't it...?
We sailed to Swan Creek with my parents and our kids yesterday, drooped the hook grilled grilled some Lamb.
There was a lot more wind than my Mom cares for, but we reefed accordingly
. I even got her out on the bow for a while with me. The sail over was fast and enjoyable for all as we were on a broad reach. On the way back however it was on the nose and considering Mom is leery of healing much past 15 degrees we motor sailed
oh well. My Dad was amazed at how well our two girls handle sailing, Elizabeth is 3 and Olivia 8 months. Dad asked if when having trouble getting them to sleep at home...do we shake the bed and throw them around a bit...
True sailors the are becoming
So Barbo...have you made you mind up as to which boat your going to buy?
Oh...and you want to chat about stressful docking situations. Its that time of year people bring their boats to the marina for haul out right. Well our slip is not the easiest to get in and out of on a good day, let alone not one...but two boats tied up to be pulled. Our boat is 44' overall including the dingy, from the piling to the pier opposite is 38'. Not a big deal, until another boats docks there (they are told to find an empty slip or anchor in the harbor, and trust me the marina got a call from me this morning) So subtract another 10-11 feet of beam from that distance, 18' or so...add that another boat boat was docked at the pump-out, which is in the entrance to C pier, and the wind blowing 20+ knots...and you have a very interesting docking situation.
Anyway, all turned out well...not a scratch on anyones boat. And not to pat myself or crew (my wife) on the back but two people came down and shook my hand after
. LOL. Days like that really make me want a bow thruster or a new slip. Hey Sailor Mitch...wanna trade?