Long time comming
04 October 2010 | Rockport Texas
cool, Sunny and windy
I can not beleive that it has been so long since I have updated this Blog. I have to apologize all my followers and friends as I have really been quite busy and really nothing of major importaqnce has been going on.
The biggest events are that Gypsy Soul how has a new Roller Furling and a new 150% Jib. I must admit that that has made so much difference in the sail handling of GS. WE have been sailing a lot in the local area to get the nicks and little bugs out that tend to happen after a long eight year rebuild. Well I have to admit that I am quite surprised that there are not more problems but .... Knock on Wood... there have been very, very few.
About the bigest was that the 50 gal fuel tank has never had a breather vent installed. After trying to fill up one day and my fuel came blowing out at me only after 5 gallons ...I new something was amiss....Well that problem is now solved. Thanks so much to Gatewood Marine in Rockport for their expert advice. To any of you sailors or motor boaters That are in the area this the place to get repairs or advice of where/whom to get to do the work if they can't.
Well we are nearing the time for the trip down the ICW and the Gulf to the Florida keys and on to St Augustine Florida. Been working on the charts and routes. I am lucky that the Salty Dog web site
( http://www.saltysailors.com/index.html )
has had two stories of their trip by other boaters with a world of information. I will try to update daily or often as I can on Facebook and my blog of the trip and what is happening.
Also I have added a new photo album "General Sailing" in the photo area.
Thanks for being so patient with me and Gypsy Soul. I also have a Facebook blog at : http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home . Take care and happy sailing to all.