Monday, June 9, 2014

Truck Power

Decided to repower Exploits with 2 new truck batteries.  With 950 cca they should provide loads of power to fire up the iron jib.  Truck batteries are also a heck of lot cheaper than any battery that has "marine" in it's name.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sail #3: Firsts and Lasts (for now)

After a few days of high wind warnings and cold wet weather, the sun came out on Sunday.  The Skipper from Fly-Bye-Wire gave me a hand with the start-finish markers and some of the race markers, in preparation of another racing season on the Bay.

I had a little trouble starting Exploits and eventually had to try out my new Christmas present (booster pack) and jump start her.  I have suspected the batteries were getting worn out so I guess it's time to replace them.

After a break to watch the last little bit of French Open tennis final, Exploits, Fly-Bye-Wire, and Gaila headed out for an afternoon sail.  It was Fly-Bye-Wire's shakedown cruise and the last sail for the crew of Gaila for a few weeks while they recover from some health related repairs scheduled for later this week.

It was a very light wind, overly relaxing day.  However, it's always good to get out on the water with good friends.

It was a good day.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sail #2: Ultimate Therapy

The weather on Sunday was much improved which made for a busy day in the gardens for the First Mate.  After some power planting and digging and a modest amount of arm twisting, we headed out for a relaxing afternoon sail in Tatamagouche Bay.

The winds were ideal and the temperatures comfortable.  We tracked down Gaila who was the only other boat in the Bay.  They had a full crew on board including a new boyfriend for Cindy, so we were on our best behavior.

We tracked across towards Malagash, turned and headed down across Jollimore's Reef, past the cottage and back to BHYC.  Back on the hard, the garden was calling so I was on kitchen duty, yet again!

Very nice and extremely productive weekend.