That’s “good morning” in Finnish. And speaking of Finnish, I think I’m almost finished…… paying too much attention to the weather man. This weekend’s forecast was so bad I cancelled all visiting dates and day cruises. Don’t get me wrong, the weather was funky.
On Friday I got down and ready-ed for the blow. The skies were outstanding yet threatening while I swam around diving on my mooring. After sunset, I mozied to the port to hang with the “usual suspects”. It started to rain and the wind piped up to force 7. And after 30minutes it calmed down. And that was it!? I returned late to Zoot Allures and had a wonderfully peaceful night.
Next day….. was a beautiful day. I swam in the sun, read 150 pages, cooked, napped, and in the evening to port yada yada yada where the wind and rain repeated the same scenario.
But the highlight, if you could call it that, was the anchor sail I fabricated last spring out of an old genoa. I tried it out once at anchor but it was blowing too much and I was afraid of it contributing to dragging. Since my main sail is furled, the only thing I have to raise it is with the topping lift, so the boom has to be tied off the side. It makes Zoot Allures look broken!
And what is an anchor sail? When you are anchored, the boat has a tendency to sway left and right when the wind hits the bow. It can get ridiculous at times. What this sail does is straighten her out a bit. Mine needs some tweaking (like fastening clips to slide up the backstay) but all in all it helped a bit and looks salty!
And that’s about it
(why?) Stay tuned…
ps…. can’t you tell I’m in my office and bored shitless!!
pss… sock season has arrived….d’oh!