Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Davidson, North Carolina
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Easter Morning sail....
Man, I had a wonderful sail on Pamlico River yesterday morning. Please forgive me for my indulgence, but I'm still on cloud nine. Only PSC owners can appreciate this.
I sailed solo on my brand new 37 footer (Kon Jeni-AL ) out of Washington, NC around 8:30 on a broad reach down to a point near Bath, NC. That broad reach only took me a couple of hours as it was blowing around 15, gusting to 18. The distance is around 12 NM. After I turned back I ended up beating upwind for the next several hours until I got closer to home. I've sailed a few boats singlehandedly, and by no means an expert, but all I can say is the boat sails itself. With no auto pilot or wind driven helmsman, it was enough to point the boat in a direction, slightly tighten down the wheel, then go down below momentarily, or check on something up on the deck. So easy. I think it was easier than my old Laser. Incredibly balanced and stable.
After I sail solo a few more times, I'll get the fiance out on it. I just want to make sure I have all the personal jitters worked out, not to mention any possible boat problems. :-)
What a great Easter morning!
Thanks for the indulgence, and I hope to have some pics up soon.