Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Forth of July All Ahead Zero Knots

This summer is shaping up to be be a bit of a bust.  Day after day we have been plagued by a lack of wind.  Forth of July was no exception.  As a matter of fact it was one of the calmest days I've ever seen.  We headed out to Lake Michigan hopping to find a little breeze on the big lake.  Instead we found water so flat and calm if it weren't for the boat wakes we would have a huge mirror streatching all the way to Chicago.  After a few minutes with the main up we simple gave it up.  This is really the first time since owning the Typhoon we really couldn't make it move under sail.  Regardless, it was a good trip up the river and a nice work out for the motor.  Glad I cleaned the carborator as everything is running nicely now.