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Some Red White and Blue for Memorial Day Weekend.

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Just out for a sail on a nice clear day.  Lake Kalamzoo was fun as usual.  A little lunch and a bit of sailing.  We even pulled out the small spinnaker and played with it for a bit.  Check out the pictures below.







Trip 3 Still Wet at the dock.

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Trip 3 out for the season already. 
Most boats are still sitting in their cradles here in Michigan.  They are preparing and the boat yard is full of sanders, ladders, paint brushes, rollers and saws.   I have defiantly found one advantage of the smaller boat.  Less work more time on the water.   I have taken the Typhoon out 3 times already this year!  Our last big boat we took out 6 times the whole season. This boat is working great for sailing.   
This last trip out was a blast to.  The wind was stiff but shifty.  Changing 20 degrees at times as I crossed the lake.  The toe rail was buried in the lake several times as I crossed the surface of the lake.  When I got back to the dock the deck and port lights where still wet.  A sure sign you have had a good day sailing.

 I even pulled out my smart phone and tried out my Sailing Tactician App.  This app has been fun to play with.  How accurate it is I'm not really sure.  It said I my max speed was 6 knots?  Seems high.   Is 6 knots …