Well it's January 1rst. It had been a month since I had sailed, and I couldn't stand it anymore. At the beginning of the month our marina had a Christmas
party and a boat decoration contest. I had real resurvations about putting lights all over the boat, because I knew I would be stuck in the marina till after christmas
. But I went ahead and did it (didn't win either). So I came to the boat yesterday to make a long weekend of it. Took down the lights this morning, and went for a sail for a couple of hours. Got out of the marina and onto the lake (Kentucky Lake), Raised the main, then tried to unfurl the genny. The roller furler
was froze (it got down to 18 degrees F last night. Had to drop the main and go up and tap on the furler
to get it to move, then raise the main again. Then on my first tack I found out the cam cleat for the sheet was also frozen and wouldn't hold line. Fortunately I have winchers on the winches, so I was able to secure the sheet. When I got back to the marina I worked in the cockpit
on the outboard
for a couple of hours. I had a wiskey and coke in a cup holder, picked it up to take a drink. When I tilted it all stayed in the bottom of the glass, There was a thin layer of ice at the top. Had to tap the glass to break it up to get a drink. When wiskey and coke freezes, IT IS TOO COLD. I can't wait to finally get out of here and head
On a side note, I was the only one on the lake. Go figure.