Ok Steve, you shamed me into it
Launched "Esperanza" 21SC Lite (sans console & outboard) 1030 from my beach at El Jardin (north Seabrook, TX)
zig & zag upwind across Houston Ship Channel dodging tankers and container ships
She ran beautiful .. single and double trapeze off wingseats
rounded up to tour inside Redfish Reef (popular overnite anchorage)
continued zig & zag upwind to Crystal Beach (Bolivar Peninsula across from Galveston)
and then over to Texas City Dike
rest on beach 1 hr .. actually, assist in rigging of Hobie 16
ran beam & broad reach zig & zag to Tx City, across Galveston Bay to Ship Channel, over to Dickenson, again to Ship Channel, long run to Kemah, last to Pine Gully
incredible power in her sails .. key was barber-haul system (not sure how to attach with console in place) and mast rotation 'wishbone' (arm)!
end with short downwind leg to El Jardin .. hit beach 1800
crow's flight 55 miles ... gps track 80 miles
baptized her twice .. righting pole works good .. i need to secure it better
yeah, your SE might be fast .. er .. captains 'mano-a-mano'
"Esperanza" needs rudders replaced with EPO2 Hobies
Great Day on Hobie 21 "SC"
am worn out and going to bed