Calm Before the Storm
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Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

The proverbial calm before the storm. In this, however, no mere proverb.

I spent all morning trying to sail in next to no wind. The novelty of getting nowhere fast wore off just after the noon sun site. I needed to get some things done that required calm, settled weather and get as far south as possible to avoid the worst of the coming low.

At 1pm I started motoring. As of right now, the Kubota is still purring away. It’ll be doing all the work until there is enough breeze to sail.

Here’s what got knocked off the light weather to-do list:
Take down, flake and stow the 110% jib
Set the 90% Yankee on the forestay furler
End-for-end the jib sheets
Remove and stow the top-down furler and furling line
Replace the Solent sheet lead tie-downs
Safety wire the Monitor support legs
Take down and stow on deck the starboard spinnaker pole
Make watertight the engine compartment blower exhaust port in the cockpit
Seal all portholes
Cut drainage channels in the nav station companionway
Seal and make watertight the nav station companionway hatch and hatchway
Set up and secure the nav station companionway hatch pram hood,
Make watertight the head exhaust fan

Sir Salty McForeman never showed up at the jib site. He’s still nowhere to be seen perhaps wondering if I’ll think of something else to b done before lights out.

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3 Comments
  • BT
    Posted at 10:41h, 02 July Reply

    Bert, you are amazing! Following you progress and posts with great admiration for you courage and wishing / willing you success. You are on the downhill run now. All the best from an Aussie follower BT ( 2 degrees of separation from your Uncle Joe).

  • Sandi Lyon
    Posted at 03:20h, 06 July Reply

    That looks about right. When it’s hot out in the ocean, its foggy and wet on the Wet Coast. That means you’re on the right track, heading the right direction. Finally. Woohoo.

  • Anita Kuntz
    Posted at 00:10h, 08 July Reply

    Following you journey and am truly amazed.

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