Went for a solo sail today. Great wind, whitecaps on the sound. The slip is pretty protected, so taking her out wasn't bad and docking was pretty straightforward. I took along a camera phone, so this time I've got pictures.
Very happy to be heading out
Shot of the bow
A race was in progress. How do you join those anyway? It looked like fun!
The autopilot was on
A picture of the sails
Barry showed me how to use tell tales earlier this week. Not sure these would meet his approval, but you can't see all the tell tales from the winches
A picture of the wake. The sailing race is in the background
The obligatory shoe picture. Yes I stood on one foot to take this
A much better shoe picture
The next few pictures are of the boat hove to.
Here's the slick that was created when I hove to.
Another shot of the slick
From the bow looking aft
Did you like the bow picture? Here's another one
The dock lines were stored already cleated to the boat, to make docking easier.
It's not that pretty, but the fenders stay attached too, to make docking easier. No sense storing them when you can easily take them out of the water.
A picture from the cockpit. I was clipped in the entire time, with two careful exceptions.
As I was rolling up the genny and dropping the main, I watched this tug get closer.
Getting ready to dock, I ran the bow line back so I could easily grab it after stepping from the cockpit to the dock.
The bow line is setup in the background, and now the midship cleat line is setup.
The stern line is run forward to near the gate in the lifeline. I thought it was all ready to go. Does anyone see the little complication that I ran into as I grabbed the line to pull the stern closer to the dock?
Back at the dock after a great sail, the lines and fenders are in place.
A shot from shore. It was getting toward evening, by the time I put everything away and towel dryed 2 of the bilges (I've been waiting to get that done), so there wasn't as much light. I also enjoyed some Heineken.