Monday, 29 May 2017

Damp squib..

Must be keen..  hot, muggy and practically windless, but I dropped the mooring anyway to see if there was anything going on in the harbour wind'wise..  not a sausage.. 

Drifted with what little wind and (mostly tide) there was from the end of the Emsworth channel back to Northney, turned with the intention of doing the same again and I felt the first spots of rain..  enough was enough, all sails down and motored back to the mooring which I got to just as the Heavens opened...  quick pick up (faultless..  phewww) and shot below out of the rain...

On other fronts, look what's just arrived in Chateau SteveThe Wargamer...  whoop whoop...!


Log:

Distance: 3.43 (cumulative total in the mileage tab at the top)
Wind: F1gusting nothing; all points East..
Sail Plan: Full main and genoa...
Speed: 5.8 (motor)/3.1 average

1 comment:

  1. Steve, that's a nice addition! Make sure you feed it with chunky wire, because the motor takes a bit of current to work. But they are handy things to have when you single-hand. Do play about with the sensitivity settings, because they do make a difference.

    On mine the boat tended to be all over the place because the tiller pilot didn't react with enough rudder input until I altered the settings. Now it sails pretty well; enough to leave it for lengths of time without having to keep making adjustments.

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