Join Date: Jan 2019
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So, I took my Mac 22 out for her first sail. Just under main alone. Had a great time. Set up was easy and got her out without problems. Winds were fairly light for only having the main up but fun none the less Sailed to the other end of the lake and turned around. When I turned though something strange happened. I went from a starboard beam reach turned and went to a port beam reach. While on starboard it was quiet and normal. However once on port, it started singing, for lack of a better word. There was what sounded like a neighbor's lawnmower coming up from beneath. I tried adjusting the swing keel but that didn't fix it. Can't figure it out for the life of me. Any ideas as to what could be causing this? I checked under the boat but didn't see anything unusual. The shrouds and stays weren't vibrating nor was the mast.
Oh, and my first sail was great, gonna try again this next weekend weather permitting. Spent today rewiring the boat and adding a compass and level. Got her cleaned up a good bit and I'm going to attempt to drill some holes in some stainless steel mast caps I got. I'm going to plug both ends of the mast to keep wasps out. And I'm going to have to find the missing batten for the main. I have it somewhere but didn't know what it was at the time. It's the upper most batten.