June 20, 2017
Well with Hercules finally repaired and with a new external fuel tank, I set off from Spring Cove Marina to play in the river and bay. The engine just hummed along, reminding me that it really is a solid engine even as it ages, It’s amazing how nicely an engine works when you treat it right.
The wind was nice — not too much, not too little, and I got to heel very nicely, thank you very much. Kept the main reefed just in case and the Genoa about ¾ to 7/8 out. I was able to kiss the Bay, but that didn’t really matter. I was just happy to be on the water again.
Engine 40 minutes
Sails Main reefed; Genoa half out
Chop, current Low to Moderate
Time 2.5 hours