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 Post subject: Maiden voyage!
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:41 am 
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Location: North Bend, WA
I finally received all the replacement parts and was able to take the boat out yesterday. It only took 1 hour to fully rig and get in the water and same time to derig. The motor makes easy work of the boat launch and take-out during the busy Memorial Day drunken boat traffic. The wind was only 0-8mph, but I was able to drive circles around any sailboat on the lake including a 16. I got the main to shape nicely, but with the light winds the jib just didn't seem to shape as well no matter where the traveler was located. The boat also surprisingly tracked well with NEUTRAL helm!Next time in these winds the spinnaker is going up! The trampoline pouch listed on the open forum, "what is this" worked wonderfully to store; 4 wetsuits and booties, extra line, water bag, righting line, three harnesses, cameras, etc. I can't wait for a 10-15mph day to better test everything!!!! :mrgreen:


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