Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Scituate, Mass
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Boats been in the water since June 2nd, and learned a few things! Sails great, firm in the water for her size and not being a full keel, really is a great mix of steady while still enjoyable to sail. Max wind so far has been about 15 knots (sustained, higher gusts), I found I can get hull speed and a nice sail under genoa alone, which is awesome. Understand 15 knots isn't a test, but it is the upper end of normal which I'll see most of the time.
Of course, the gear shift handle broke off in my hand during my first mooring. Had since been replaced with a screwdriver while I fabricate a new one. Nothing says "yacht" like shifting with a flathead.
The bilge pump automatic switch doesn't work all the time, which is confusing and frustrating. Bought the replacement, just need to find the time to replace it before my boat finds the bottom!
Also found that I really do want the gps to be mounted at the wheel, right now the system lives on the nav station inside and I'm not comfortable sailing blind in Boston harbor. Not sure if that's something to take on in season or after haul out.
All those companies are minor, standing rigging is solid, one small leak when it really rains and my family of 5 fits great.
Sailed across the bay to Provincetown, saw a seal! First for me, normal for a lot of people I'm sure. Ran the engine the whole 9 hours back to Hull without issue, thrilled at the performance. 4 adults slept comfortable at mooring, though I will say I had the vbirth and was surprised how bouncy it was. Won't volunteer for that again.
Current to do list:
Replace all running rigging
Upgrade all lights to led
Figure out why deck lights don't turn on
Move gps to helm
Replace all mast wires
Run conduit through mast to reduce noise
Catch a fish