It's confession time (I posted an article about this on the Catalina 25's Forum
Because of our late launch yesterday, I did not hank the Jib onto the furler till Saturday morning when we were quietly at anchor off Sands Key.
Having done this so many times, I sat on the bag while hoisting the jib, but my butt must not be big enough so the bag escaped overboard.
I checked the water temp, cool but ok, and decided to take a dip to reteive the bag. Fool! I got really cold, really tired and really quick! Peggy threw the Lifesling to shorten the distance I had to swim back to the boat. Just as well I was exhausted within 10 to 15 minutes.
Motto! It might be Florida, but in winter the water is really cold. Don't go off the boat without a tether. The bag was not worth the risk. So lesson learnt (luckily!)
Anyway, once I recovered, we pulled anchor and took JD for a sail, it was just beautiful weather, clear blue skies, wind below the teens, we headed out and down to Billy's Point. If felt so good to get the wind in our sails, JD was well balanced, and there really are not many power boaters around to spoil things at this time of year (economy).
We anchored off Billy's Point after a few hours under sail. Time to take a nap.