Join Date: Feb 2019
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(Who you calliní a maiden) Voyage
We had a beautiful, sunny afternoon on Thursday, and after spending the morning going over the last of my pre-season checks, we put our new-to-us 2004 Suncat into nearby Prior Lake. It turns out that it was the last day of school, and that the local high schoolers typically celebrate this by screaming through no-wake zones at 60 MPH on their waverunners. Oh well...the wind really wasnít of a mind to blow one way or the other, or to do so at all. Besides, the lake is a bit small for a boat this size unless you really like tacking every 30 seconds.
We decided to find a quiet cove (there was one!), anchor, eat a picnic, then rig up the sail just for the hell of it, more or less to prove to ourselves that we knew what all the lines did. All the things that seemed like interminable lists of things to remember off the water flowed naturally like they were just the best thing to do in the moment. By the time we had rigged, the scant wind had gone breathless, so we just lay on our backs in the cockpit looking up at the sail...OUR sail.
Life is good.