Friday, July 1, 2016

Spin Dry

Out for a sail.  Lake Michigan was our first plan but it turns out the forecast had a small craft advisory with waves running at 5ft today. So we just stayed in Lake Kalamazoo.  We sailed back and forth in the lake dragging behind us a fishing line.  It was 2 in the afternoon high sun so we were not really expecting to catch anything especially as out bait skipped across the surface of the water but it kept the kiddo distracted.  After a while we anchored out for a snack.

Then we rigged and pulled up the spinnaker.  When I went to pull it down the sock dousing line jammed so I had to release the halyard to get it down.  The spinnaker and its sheet lines ended up getting a bit wet.

I brought it home to dry out and straighten out the lines in the bag.  It looks like I need to replace the bags lines as they are fraying and are likely the culprits for the jammed bag.  Boats, no matter the size, there is always the next project.  😀

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