Didn't get in until May...
I didn't get into the water until May this year. The yard was able to finally put me in the Friday before Memorial
Day. I could have gotten in a little earlier if I wanted work in the cold. But, there's nothing fun about polishing and
waxing in the cold and rain. I didn't really miss any good sailing days. As it turned out, I was in before some of my
05-21-2014 - Made it out to PIB already
for Pirate Weekend. Got a dock at Oak Point for Saturday night. Sailed most of the way to PIB. Motored the last 3 miles as
the wind died. The docks in town were all torn up still with the reno project going on. "C" Dock & "B"
Dock were open, although "C" wasn't completed. My dock neighbors had a 23' powerboat and a golfcart.
Hitched a ride downtown for a meal and some brew. It's great fun getting back to PIB after the winter. Motoring
back on Sunday was the worst! Bugs, bugs & more bugs! I had to stop part way to Kellys to wash down the boat. Got in a
swim & some lunch on the North side of Kellys and then motored home.
06-24-2014 - I put my jolly little
boat up for sale. I feel bad about the thought of selling her. She's still a great boat, but I'd like to get something
bigger so we have more room for family. Not looking forward to the additional work that a bigger boat can bring. Replaced
the first battery with a Group 27. I'll replace the second next month.
07-04-2014 - Fireworks at CP
both Friday and Saturday night. Steve, Savanah & Liam joined Debbie & I on the boat to watch the show Friday. Saturday
was a day of liming around, and of course more fireworks. Replaced the hatch sliders on Sunday. Slides much better now.
07-13-2014 - Cat show on Saturday.
Got to the boat on Sunday, but storms were lingering. Replaced my second battery with another Group 27. About 2pm things cleared
out and a nice 10mph breeze developed. Sailed clear to the other end of the bay and back. Just hung out sailing in the Eastern
basin until the wind died in early evening. Great day of sailing as most folks had called it a day in the stormy morning.
08-25-2014 - I've been neglecting
my log. Since my last entry, I've replaced my other Group 24 battery with another bigger Group 27. So now I have two new
27's, or whoever buys her will have two new batteries.
I've been out to PIB again. Real nice Sunday sail
out there with 12-15mph winds. Can't say the same for the trip back on Monday. Pouring rain, 15-20mph wind on the nose,
4hours to get back to Sandusky. I have rain gear, but I was still wet by the time I got back. The bright spot was that the
sun came out as I was coming into the bay and remained until I got docked & put everything away. Purr'n did really
good in this weather. I used a reefed main for stability and the Yamaha for continued forward movement.
weekend I got a couple hours of sailing both days. Nice wind too. I had the company of my dock neighbor, Capt. Kirk, along
with me on Saturday. Visited the CP boat show. The new Catalina 275 is an interesting boat. The Catalina 315 would be a nice
replacement for my P23.
10-09-2014 - Been out sailing a bunch
since my last post. Made it out to PIB again a couple weekends ago. Wonderful sail out on that Saturday. Anchored out on the
West side of Middle Bass that Saturday night. The lake was like glass on the lee side of the island. Beautiful sunset and
equally beautiful sunrise. Shortly after sunrise I was enveloped in a fog bank until about 10am. I could see this massive
thing coming for about 20 minutes. Later got a dock at PIB for breakfast at Frosty's, blueberry pancakes. Wind was too
light to sail back on Sunday. Motored over to East Bay to explore and then back to Sandusky.
Went up today
to pull the boat and put away for the winter. Inside heated storage like usual. It's sad to see the weather get
02-22-2015 - Can't wait for spring!