Friday, September 9, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Gotta like hitting 10 knots when it wasn't blowing more than 15! (More like 10-13....NO whitecaps).
And here is a link to some video:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Went to the right off the start looking for pressure and current relief....thought we had it dialed but as the wind peetered out towards Richmond it looked like the rest of the fleet was getting lifted out in the Bay. Consolidated after a few good tacks and found ourselves in the mix w/ boats from the earlier starts! Then started the tacking spiral from hell.....we were near the Richmond long wharf and although we were moving through the water well we were losing ground over all against a strong ebb. Watched one boat after another kick on their engine and drop out.....finally threw in the towel about 4 pm and had a lovely sail back to Berkely. Bummer, but we were in solid company as a majority of boats in the 250 plus fleet also DNF'd.....all we need is wind!!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
This is only my second outing where I saw any wind and both times have been 2 up....this boat will FLY w/ three guys on the rail. Had the keel humming nicely on a few reaches. John P (who helped out a TON on the build) was w/ me.
Here is a short video of 2 sail reaching:
We tried to launch the spinnaker at one point, shrimped it pretty badly, and decided that as the wind was blowing across the channel, there just wasn't room to run off to hoist it.
Here is a video of the self righting test.....it works!!
And here is the money shot of the day......BLISS!!!!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I also am nearly done w/ the stern addition:
Getting excited (read nervous) about this weekend....here we go!!!!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Therefore, I have developed the Adanasstomy: the latest in surgical procedures for the i550...adding length and heft. Thought about Viagra, looked at PBX 90. Settled on Meranti ply, West Systems and good old fashioned lead.
The boat tends to sit a bit bow up (stern a draggin') so I decided to place the extra ballast just forward of the keel.
Unfortunately the i580 doesn't fit in the garage....so it sleeps at night as it's alter ego, the i550.....kinda like Bruce Wayne at home in his jammies.
Application for the PHRF cert goes in this week.....pray for us!!