Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Boom tent, pond yachts and sunset wings.

It's been a while since my last post and it was a week one with no pictures.  So here is a mildly better one.   

Boom tent update:  I worked on this a little this week. I took it down to do some fitting so I could size up the edges and get the tie down straps into place.  Things did not go super well.  Then I dropped one of the tent poles into the lake.  Grr...   This project is looking like it will move to the back burner until I get the boat out of the water in the fall. Some things are just better to wait on than push through. 

This is an interior view it is quite spacious.  However I need to work on ventilation it is super muggy and hot inside.  There would be little hope of spending the entire night in here with the Stagnet air. 

We worked on the the pond yacht.  Well I worked on it.  The kid played with my brace and drilled several holes in the scrap lumber.

I found our flag!   We have been looking for this all season and I pulled the sail cover off the jib this evening and Tada.   

One of the great things about where I keep my Typhoon and it being in the water it is no big deal to head down pull up the sails and take off at 8:30 at night.  This evening I went down jumped on board and was on the lake for this great sunset and a bit of wing on wing sailing.  Wrapped up and home by 10 pm.  Just a quick little breather. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Wow What a Day!

So no pictures but wow we sailed.  Started with the standard working jib the wind died down and we switched to the mast head spinnaker.  Then we went to the 150 Genoa.  The wind picked back up again and built in steadily through the afternoon.  We pulled back into the dock one exhausted crew.  Having started the morning on the T-ball field kiddo was about to fall a sleep once we tied up.  We think  he may have actually dosed off for a second laying on the seat cusions.  We filled out the day with some swimming at the pool then home. For some grilling and back yard batting practice.  One of the great things about the Typhoon is it is not all time consuming you can sail it then do other thing with your day.  Now this is sad but it is 7:30 and I'm ready to crash.  

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Typhoon fans

If you are a Typhoon fan you should check out this video.  It is very well done and informative.

Packing it up for winter

Sailing has been non-existent this September. With school back in session, I have time for very little else. The weekend weather has also b...