Nice Wednesday evening race. 19 boats participating. Firth of Tay finished 4th out of 7.
Century Club: Peter Dezendorf
Joined in on the HHSA Practice Race. Over the start line early, over the finish line last. Is there a connection?
Again, forecast was winds around 5 kts. Started that way, then built to 15+ kts. When I heard of thunderstorms drifting through the area I decided time to get back to the marina. Still, a nice long morning sail.
Finished cleaning the boat yesterday, payoff was sailing today. Great day! Winds were forecast about 5 kts, but turned out to be 8 to 12 kts. Shifted a lot, but steady.
Motored out to find zero wind. Zero. Anchored for lunch. Stayed anchored as still zero wind. Motored back in. With zero wind.
Out sailing expecting the forecast 5 to 10 kts. Well, that was so for about an hour. Then 15 to 20 kts. With fluctuations. Doubled reefed, then shake out the reefs. Then have to double reef again. Turned back and sailed for a long time on a beam reach with 16 to 18 kts with boat speed of 7 to 7.5 kts. That was fun.
Out sailing for a couple of hours. Used the autopilot autotune function to get the system working correctly.
Got out sailing for the first time this year. Wind only about 4 to 5 kts, but, hey, I was sailing.
Cleared raw water intake blockage. Enginge started; running well.
Got the boat ready for planned launch on Tuesday.
Prepped the boat to be splashed. Returned lots of stuff aboard. Put up the bimini and dodger.
Not very exciting. Wiped down the hull and waxed. Nice weather for it, once the rain moved out.
Checked on the humidity level and status after the big snow. Everything fine.
Checking on humidity and for leaks. Inspected nicks in some wooed trim.
Did some minor surface repair. Altered doors.
Again tried to get the humidity down. I think I need more ventilation. Removed 3 doors which we never close but always seem to be in the way.
Firth of Tay is on the hard, but there is always work to be done. Some ventilation/humidity control.