Hi everyone from NZ
well as you all know I have been on my boat for a week now and so far so good., I had a day off work today ( mon) and being the only day off in about 7 weeks I wasnt going to waste it.
I put my boat into the water
early this morning and decided to go sailing.
apart from a few problems getting the motor
started it went really well, and i even had the local coast guard watching me in there clubhouse windows so i felt xtra safe.
wasnt the greatest for a first trip but i was really wanting to go sailing, the wind
was about 15knots and we had only a main up and sailed to the entrance to our habour, Man what a great feeling it is to be on the water
again, it has been a long time.
I thought that i didnt want to push my luck and have a jib
up as well as the boat is still new ( to me ) and i wanted tio get used to it first, and I had the whole day so i took it easy.
I think that was a good move, as as i was gettnig closer to the entrance the waves were getting higher and coming over the bow alot more quickly.
so I turned to the boat around and had great fast downwind ride back to the marina.
I think I judged it right bout coming back cause as i was pulling into the marina the coast gaurd were towing another small boat sailer in who had capsized.
I took some great photos and will down load then as soon as i can for you all to see.
Now one problem you may be able to help me with. I filled up the onboard water tanks
this morning so we could stop and make a coffee and have lunch, when i filled up the tank i went back into the cabin
to find the dinette seat covers wet, for some reason the overflow/Breather ( which are under the seats) comes up from the tank and into the cabin
it sits hiden behind the stereo, can someone please tell me why?? and is this normal (I hope not) and how do I fix it?? we want to get into more sailing over the next few months and dont want to have to cut back on the amount of water we carry just so it wont over flow all over the cabin.
So the day I thought went really well and It is truly a shame im back at work tommrow otherwise i would go out then as well.
any help will be great