Finally got "Little Sunshine" all ship shape- just in time too. This past weekend we had steady 15-18 knot
winds on our lake. We took advantage of it early in the a.m. before the lake got too busy. Not that Little Sunshine can't handle the chop later in the day as she's real sea worthy, but moreso because it was peaceful to sail with the kids
. Spacious though she may be I opted to sail one on one with our 2 kids- taking 2 hour turns with each of them. We zipped along well in the winds and enjoyed the time on the water
. We bought Little Sunshine a couple of months ago. She as in need of repairs
so I stripped all her woodwork, replaced most of that (custom cut, stained, and 6 coats varnish), painted her hull
yellow, and even bought her a new sail. Saturday was our first day with her out on the water
with all of that done so it was fun. I think we are officially ready to sail around the world now, don't you think?! After the 4 hours this past week I think I am now up to about 6-8 hours of sailing experience!
Here are some pictures of our Little Sunshine:
She may not be the biggest sailboat on the water but I tell you what- it sure was a great day on the water and a great way to spend time with the kids
. I am SO glad Little Sunshine fits on the swim platform of our sedan bridge for when we anchor
So anyway, the question remains, are we ready to sail the world?