Trying on Big Panties
24 October 2008 | Mission Bay, San Diego
Richard spent all morning going up and down the mast replacing the main halyard and attaching flag halyards. At midday we took off with Daisy and Rupert, two of our children and Daisy's fiance Keith (who are all visiting from Seattle) to try out our new drifter and the newly serviced, much fretted over wind vane.
We had mild Santa Anna wind conditions, perfect for our tests.
Daisy and Keith 'barked' at the sea lions lazing on Mission Bay entrance buoy as we passed them and Rupert took the helm when he wasn't helping with sail deployment. All helping me with time on the camera.
The drifter is just what we needed for light wind conditions and came back newly christened "Big Panties" to much hilarity.
The vane seems finally to be working as it should although it still needs some adjustment where the tiller is attached.
All in all it was a successful afternoon's sail and we are a few steps closer to ready.
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