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It sure was quiet this morning

I got up early to beat the heat and took the boat out for my first solo sail on her. I took it easy under main alone with a reef. Yes, it's overly cautious but I like to do the first solo sails with as little canvas as possible so I can work out the idiosyncrasies of the boat. Turns out I've learned from past adventures and rigged the lines just perfect.

I work an odd schedule so that means I get the water to myself.

I like the quiet.
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Early morning is about the only time fit to sail these days in Texas Its been hotter-'n-hell this last month. Of course Texas is awfully close to Hell.
Just being on the boat mid-day is pure torture.
However, it is great having the bay (or lake in your case) to yourself.
Next time put up all the canvas and let her rip.
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Ahhhh that would be great haveing the world to myself....

All the better reason to get it right ,your on your own

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ya that doesn't look to windy you should be doing full sail no problem

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Very nice..... as I sit at my desk and have house chores to do this evening so I can't sail today...... yes, that is a bit of envy.

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