Julianna- Ships Log Supplimental.
1100 - Milwaukee, WI bound North Point Marina, Winthrop Harbor, WI.
Wind N/NNE/NNW/NS/E @ 10-12-0 kts.
Had a great sail / motorsail with Tim & Julie. I think I scared the hell out of them when they saw my sail bag. I think they thought I was moving in for the weekend! Cruised along at 6-6.5 kts leaving Milwaukee. Had to alter course slightly to cross behind the high speed ferry from MI. At 35+kts we were going to give him the right of weight.
Tim was brave enough to give me the helm from Milwaukee to about Racine. He kept telling me how good his normal helmsman was (hint, hint), some german guy named Auto????
After a few hours we were somewhat becalmed and at the same time beset by black flies. At first they left me alone and seemed to be much more atracked to Tim, then he busted out the Off which promtly got the flies off him and onto me, forcing me to retreat out of the cockpit and turn the helm over to Auto. After loosing a few rounds to the flies, Tim decided it was time to go nuclear. It really didn't seem to change things other than create a green fog that hung over the boat for the rest of the trip, and make everything taste like Yard Guard. (I think I'm still tasting it!)
With the resulting depletion of Oxogen, and fatally toxic levels of Yard Guard on board Tim was forced to retire below for R&R. While Julie and I sat on deck trying to decide if we should contact the CDC, we began to notice the carnage left behind by "Tim the Fly Slayer" when the defenseless insects tried to escape only to die ALL OVER THE DECK. I can only imagine what affect these toxic flies will have on food chain of Lake Michigan. (Won't be going to any Friday Fish Fries for awhile.)
Anyway, after about 6 1/2 hrs we arrived safely and uneventfully at Northpoint Marina where my lovely wife came to haul my arse back home. Thanks Tim and Julie for a fun day on the water and a, great while it lasted, sail on your Benditoy.
(After being on your boat, my wife is suddenly interested in boat shopping.)
Joeyk- If Tim was suddenly buying rounds of beers over the weekend, it was likely my PMYC dues I left with him.
Tim and his lovely wife Julie aboard Julianna.
Tim "standing" watch.