We went out on a trip from Anacortes to Friday Harbor in what was supposed to be 15-20. It turned out to be 25-30+ and 6-8 foot short period chop against the Ebb. After reefing the Main and 135, we beat down the Rosario Strait to the San Juan
channel. I guess that sometime during the pounding, flying gear
or bodies broke off a mahogany drink table. The two Grandkids were ill and then my daughter became ill when my Granddaughter missed feeding the fishes and hit her instead. We pounded on through while shipping
lots of green water
and dragging fenders and assorted lines. I wasn't about to send someone out to drag them in until we turned the corner to flatter water
. Besides, we were averaging 8.3 SOG as it was.
Crew, wet but ok:
My intrepid photog on his first sail on this boat:
Later on that night with three rags up, the 135 blew to shreds. I guess I'll recut it and use it for a Mizzen Mule. I always wanted to try one of those.