Monday, August 16, 2010

On the Water

We launched the Com-Pac yesterday and had a very brief sail. The wind then abruptly died out and left us bobbing and swaying in a confused sea -- I was nearly sick. But the preceding period, with a light breeze filling the sails, was quite nice.

It's cool how much on-deck equipment you can reach from one spot in front of the mast. She's so small that it's ridiculously easy to sail and tend her. Also, the engine is powerful enough that she feels like she's really zipping along when under power. (However, the engine is also so heavy that Vic placed a dead car battery in the fore part of the cabin, as a counterbalance.)

In the pic above, she's the blur moored just to the left of and behind the rock.

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