Looking out my study window it looks like this
so it was time to go sailing
good for you getting out! you will fit right in if you ever visit Colorado!
Respect Mr W
my wife, whose understanding of such matters is not up for discussion, says that I have Compulsive Sailing Disorder.
Repeat …respect sir…
I took my life in my hands and walked to the local shop today to get essential supplies…ie: a bottle of red and a bottle of tonic water.,…and it was cold…I mean cold…..with the easterly blowing it was at least -5
If you want to continue in this vein I have a couple of bags of sharp gravel and a few birch twigs that may add a a certain frissance to your..errrrr…’pleasurable experience !
C’mon Spring …..it’s nearly March for crying out loud…I’ve got varnishing to do !
Quite understandable for someone called Winter to be out in this weather……
and my other name is from the welsh which means “man of the sea” ….my celtic blood also make me cold tolerant. The downside is that I burn like a crisp in the sun.
Great that you were able to sail. I noticed that you’re using a rope lanyard to tension the shroud and wondered if that has worked well for you? Does it have to be adjusted often? I have contemplated doing that someday when it is necessary to replace the standing rigging on my 15′ Potter.
it is dynema. I have never doubted its strength. It is also easier to deal with when dropping the mast to go under a bridge. Turnbuckles can get bent out of shape too easily.
LOL! Crikey Dylan, you are definitely hard core………and maybe just a little bit nuts!! Good on you in both cases!
I am afraid by CSD is in a badly advanced stage…..
Compulsive Sailing Disease
Agreed,Continue Sailing Dylan.
Nice – however, you should be careful my man. Snow on waxed fibreglass is a recipe for a broken bone or a sudden lesson in cold water survival!
It IS Dynema! I have rigged a 15′ Potter with that stuff to the chainplates on the shrouds. It’s just great on a little boat where you might want to drop the mast in a hurry to get under something. Its flexibility means you don’t have to worry about bending bottlescrews. The good news is, after a couple of seasons it’s very bright red colour starts to fade, but it loses nothing of its strength. As far as I can tell it doesn’t stretch at all! (still got the bent bottlescrews)Great stuff!G
PNM and CSD – you’ve really got it all… There’s no bad weather – only the wrong clothes!