I went in for a bottom job and to redo the feathering prop. Still arguing with the yard. LOL. Thanks, it was a long trip and I learned a lot. We jacked it up with boards and bottle jacks and layed it over onto a flat bed
truck and trucked it to the yard. Then we jacked it up onto the stands.
What a Christmas
that was. The fog
in the Houston
Ship Channel set in at noon in a freak change in the direction of the wind
. Have you ever heard 50 supertankers blowing their Fog Horns? Shiver Me Timbers Batman! I was dropping anchor 2 miles off, but with sandbars and so much there was no way out. So I beached it straight away up to the road. After a few weeks I noticed at high tide the water was over the road. At low tide it was like cement for 100 yards.
Sort of a strange way out of this predicament.
It was in New Orleans on Lake Ponchatrain for a while.
I was out of the dry dock
and saillng the Lake Ponchatrain in some really nice wind
. Usually I put up the Fore,Jib, and Mizzen but this time I went with the main and took whatever tack was max. The lake is huge, and in some abeam wind with all 4 sails
up just to see. 8 knots for like 3 hours. OMGoodness. Then everyone wanted it and its been a war. LOL. Its been chained and sold
and I have worked to find it and get it. So let me know if you have it and find it too strange or tough. In the meantime I will argue to get it back.
Thanks yall. That rudder gets overpowered, but it is so good in the open water set and self tailing
. The very wide rudder was broke in Ike and I didnt even know it. Quite a time I must say. I hope to get the issues straight. I sort of fashioned the design of this racing
rudder after a Rodgers Racer/Cruiser I had for a bit. I think we over rudder by design. Maybe there is a reason but for most times the course can be set with the sails
and the rudder together it seems.
If in all this nonsense someone has this yacht, I would love to get it back. I cannot explain, it is just ridiculous!