We headed over to the State Park again for the night, after making sure our anchor light on top of the mast was working. It was a perfect evening, it was still, the temps were pleasant and there were NO other boats anchored in front of the park. Perfect.
This also happened to be our first time using our new Mantus Anchor. I'm not sure if it was knowing that we had this fantastic anchor holding us in place, the calm water or the comments from one of our friends about how great of an anchor Mantus' are but I slept better than I ever have on the boat that night!
|Our new sacrificial covering on our head (front) sail|
We also got the genoa on the furler. Things were going fairly smoothly until the furler stuck after just a couple of turns. Then the swearing began. A little more swearing. Then I noticed that one of our lines coming from the top of the mast was catching the sail as we tried to wrap it up. Then Ron noticed the spinnaker halyard doing the same, once we moved these lines out of the way it rolled up perfectly. Luckily there was no wind at this point. Crisis averted.
|Ron made a couple bridles with his fancy splicing skills to secure the dinghy on the |
davits and after a couple small changes it's all set!
|A dog and her tennis ball...|
Overall a GREAT start to the 2014 season! How I've missed this!