Join Date: Nov 2009
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You've beaten me to the water by two sails this year and I'm not havin' anymore of it!
I finally made a shake-down cruise after all the winter maintenance. Weather was mid-60's (F), a steady 10kt breeze from the NW, no wave action to speak of, and sun, sun, sun.
The auxiliary ran perfectly, all the new winches are sooooooo nice to use, my masthead VHF antenna gives much better reception. The new, all-rope halyards run much more smoothly in their new sheaves. The rig is tuned right, there was no mast movement in the wrong directions.
This is going to be a good season!
Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168