Saturday, October 16, 2010

Shout out

Boo and I finally got the Cruiser and Balogh BOSS out for sea trials. Very gusty sent us to the windward shore of Rock Lake for a little shelter from the breeze.
I don't like the wrinkle that forms just above the clew. attempted to adjust but came to realize the boom as no out haul and playing with the down haul showed zero results. The same thing happened on Etch's BOSS when you sheet in to windward. Looking for suggestions, anyone?
Boo in the bow seat for sailing; when paddling we have had me in the bow and Boo in the stern seat. By moving the mast forward and board down we have achieved what I had hoped for, very little windward helm.
Wind kept building into the afternoon; we ended up putting a reef in as we were over powered and the gusts came out of nowhere over the trees. A great afternoon of paddle sailing, not many more of these days left in October so we'll take them if we can get them.
A big shout out to Olga for getting up O dark 30 and helping me carry the Cruiser up a flight of stairs to get it out of the bowels of the Rock River Canoe Company basement and then carrying the Sea Wind down. - The Capt'n

1 comment:

bjalgera said...

Looks awesome. I'm hoping to get one or two more trips out too before everything freezes over.