- Never trust the weatherman!
Well that much we all can agree with. Trouble is you only remember the time they are wrong, so you do get suckered a lot in hindsight.
A dodger is one of the best things for a boat. Too bad I don’t have one.
We brought the boat home from DE to the York river with half a hard dodger and winds 30 gusting to 40 and waves 6 - 8ft. A full dodger would have been a luxury. A good dodger is hard to over look. Call Canvas
and Cushion in Hampton. Jo Bostick is a sailor and knows dodgers.
Sunglasses will protect your eyes from salt spray.
Until they get salt on them and you can't see. You need the dodger<g>.
Radar can see much better in the fog. Need to add that to the next boat.
Practice with radar
in good weather else you'll never learn to read it correctly doing untold damage and problems.
- SWMBO is a better sailor that I ever expected!
Ok I can agree with taht too.
Maybe the most important thing you could say. You can do more than you think and you can do things you wouldn't do on purpose. It's best to understand that part. Being lucky is still always better than being good.
Fair winds and stay out the James River. Nasty place. Too many boats. Too many places to go aground. Too many Navy ships with weapons.
- You never know what you can do until you try.