|Vessel Name:||Silver Lining|
|Vessel Make/Model:||MacGregor 19 Powersailor|
|Hailing Port:||Loudon, TN|
|Crew:||Mary & Richard Norman|
|About:||We retiried to Tellico Village, Tennessee in September 2009. Our home port is the Tellico Village Yacht Club located on Tellico Lake just southwest of Knoxville. We will spend our time cruising on the Tennessee River.|
Beautiful day 70+, light winds, significant trafic on the lake (now I remember why I only want to sail on weekdays). We sailed North from the yacht club to Tanasi clubhouse then back up the lake to a cove just north of the power line cove. Dropped the hook in 12' (mud bottom) and enjoyed a very relaxing lunch away from the noise and bussle on the main channel.
We just returned from a trip to Rhode island and today was spectacular - Warm, sunny, nice breeze. Karl Heye and I tok to the lake for a little R&R and his first sailing adventure. The Mac didn't show any nasty tendencies and I was finally able to stretch out some of the wrinkles and get her up to [...]
Finally, a break in the weather and a sunny day in the upper 50's lured us to Silver Lining to see how she faired the winter. It has been the coldest winter in over 100 years in East Tennessee with 15 straight days staying below freezing and sub-freezing temps nearly every night since early December. We [...]
13 Decorated boats participated in the holiday boat parade. We assembled at the Yacht Club about 5:30 and cruised up the lake about 4.5 miles and back. Everything from our little 19 footer to a 70 foot houseboat. We returned around 7:30 to a party at the packed bar in the club.
No wind but too nice a day to stay home. Mary & I cruised down the lake to the Hwy 321 bridge and had a picnic lunch. Then back upstream to the marine - about 3 hours and we completed out 10 hour break-in in the motor so that should be ready to run whenwever we want.
Finally, after a month of retirement and projects around the Tellico house, we took a couple of hours to go sailing this afternoon. I even got the Admiral to steer for a bit. As expected, I have to learn how to sail this boat and the light air didn't do much for performance. We did learn a bit about sail trim and met Paul in this Harbor 20 on the water.