Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sunday January 10th

Managed a few hours on Segue this Sunday. It was definitely the happiest I've been in a long time. Took this with my cell phone. I was very hesitant to do so. The last time I pulled out my Blackberry on the boat,
I dropped it overboard.

Sorry for all the wind noise,and poor cell phone video quality.
I published it anyway, because you can clearly see how well Segue sails. You set the sails; tie off the tiller; and she does the rest. Sailing alone in the winter satisfies my soul in a way I just can't describe.

Looks like the Ice will be with us soon. I stretched the ice sailor about a foot yesterday. I also sharpened the blades. We will have to see if the extra length improves the handling or not. I had some control problems at speed last winter. This is because we had exceptionally smooth ice last season.
I'll post up, when I have something to report. I understand they had sail-able ice on Lake Ronkonkoma yesterday.

Meanwhile here are 2 pic's from last season.


1 comment:

PeconicPuffin said...

I believe I saw you sailing that board at Bellport last year. I dinged myself pretty good that day, and don't know if I'll be sailing on blades this year.

Meanwhile some wind and swell are headed (hopefully) our way...I hope to get some water time tomorrow and maybe Monday.