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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Maine Island Trail Association
My lovely wife and I joined the Maine Island Trail Association. There's a whole series of islands off the coast of Maine that people are allowed to use. Some are day use, but many allow camping. They are geared mainly towards sea kayaks, but sailboats are welcome too. Many of the islands have decent moorings or anchorages.
We spent a good part of the evening going over their guidebook and coordinating it with Active Captain. Maine has some of the most interesting sailing in the world, but only a couple months of really good sailing weather. We hope to get out and enjoy it this year.
I went over the solar electric system of the sailboat Monday. It didn't work right away, but the problem was just a corroded connection, an easy fix. Unlike last year, the boat was well covered, keeping snow and water out of the cockpit. The boat only need a few minor touches. A new depth gauge is on order, and the boat could use a good cleaning. After that it'll be ready for launch.
Looking forward to a good season of New England sailing.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.