I have more experience in uncomfortable sailing situations than my wife. I really don't want to make the start of our first cruise
uncomfortable for her because if she is uncomfortable the first time out, its going to suck. Unfortunately, it looks like the weather forecast
is deteriorating, they are predicting freezin rain for saturday but we should be in Norfolk by then if we beat feet.
Our boat can no doubt handle anything we throw at her. We have carefully refitted the boat with "real" professional help (our VERY attentive rigger came out again and rechecked my rigging
, updated a few items, and reviewed everything again***) and our own hard work. We know this boat inside and out from the bottom up. We have checked and rechecked every system possible.
Its the crew making me walk the plank I am worried about.
*** I HIGHLY recommend "The Rigging
Company" in Annapolis
. Their attention to detail and over-and-above-and-beyond delivery
puts most of the consulting firms I work with in IT to shame. I'm almost embarrassed to call myself a pro in my field after dealing with them.