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Monday, June 3, 2013

A few hours on the lake



My lovely wife and I took the sailboat (Oday 19) out on the lake. It's always fun sailing on a mountain lake. We were sailing along then a gust of wind from the mountains tried really hard to lay us right over on our side. There were a few moments of scrambling -and then the wind died down anyway.

The sky was blue with only a few clouds. Then a mass of dark clouds rolled in, along with a rain squall. We quickly took the sails down and anchored. Once the main sail was secured, I joined my lovely wife in the cabin.

Snug in our little cabin we waited out the storm. It was a good time and place to talk about our planned winter sail in southern waters. We discussed a few boat improvements to make our journey more comfortable. She pointed out a few areas of the boat that needed attention. There's always something that can be fixed.

The rain came down heavy enough that I finally found where a small leak was. An occasional drip ran down one of the bolts holding the pulpit in place. I'm going to do the smart thing and remove and rebed the whole thing. It will be both water tight and secure. It doesn't take much of a leak to ruin a person's sleep.

When living in small spaces, tiny improvements can make all the difference.

The rain blew over and we secured the boat until next time. Nothing like time on the water to lift one's spirits.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. Good you found the leak. Nothing ruins a day on the lake more than having to deal with problem that you know you should have fixed.

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    1. It's the little things sometimes.

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  2. Living on the water can be so peaceful. If you are docked at a marina it's a different kind of community. I kind of miss it. Looking forward to seeing your project boat finished.

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    1. Hope to get back to the boat project soon. Grandkids have taken up a bit of time but nothing wrong with that.

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  3. Leaks are not good, especially in a roll over situation. You always want it to upright itself without too much water in the sleeping section.

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    1. It's a tiny leak, but when it drips on your head, it's huge.

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