Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Our two were about 4 months old when we would go for long summer cruises. We made a crib area in a quarter berth area that was right beside the engine. If they were fussy and would not settle down for an afternoon nap, having the engine on for five minutes would do the trick every time. Seemed amazing at the time, but the vibration seemed to do the trick even though it was not particularly quiet.
My wife won a ladies' race on our Nonsuch 30 with only one non-sailing female for crew. She had to nurse our son (~ 5 months) during the starting sequence to get him settled (no engine!) - joys of a Nonsuch. One of the other boats joked that they wanted to protest since there was a 'man' onboard.
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).