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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.

New external fuel tank

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

Wind                                       8

Time                                       2.5 hours

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