Originally Posted by Chuck Hawley
Interestingly enough, I did a life raft test in the same area, on a 57' boat. What are the chances? I have fond memories of sailing under the GG Bridge in a 10' Tinker Dinghy
with only a jib
flying. That was awe inspiring! Ray, you were a good influence!
(Damn; would normally insert image of Tinker Dinghy
, but cannot figure out UI of this forum. It's a good shot, too.)
And, back to the point, I think that you can experiment
without a high degree of concern on virtually any day that doesn't have extreme currents or a high sea running. Stay in the channel(s), watch for shipping
traffic (monitor Ch 14), keep your eyes open, and have fun.
I was there, too, videoing the test. Ray, how are you doing? I well remember how hard it was to capsize
the Tinker, and, indeed, had two as a result of that test...still have one. Great dinghy. I remember the Coast Guard inquiring what we were all up to. Cheers, Tim