Back on June 13th, we lost our furler to a failed casting at the top of the mast. The boat had hit something submerged in the water and the impact took down our 10 year old furling unit. We put a claim into our insurance company and they paid for our misfortune. We received our repaired boat on Friday. Seven long summer weeks later. We also replaced the standing and running rigging as well as the goose neck. Not to mention fixing the hull and getting some fresh paint on the bottom. After a repower to electric last year, the boat is in her best shape of her life (she is 34 years young). In the last 3 years, we have invested $25k into her upkeep, repairs and maintenance.
I headed up to the boat on Friday to look her over. The rigger (Scott Easom) did a wonderful job and I am one happy sailor. I hope to take her out on Monday and hit the amazing SF breeze that will most likely be the typical 20-25 knots.
Here is the forecast:
TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
I can't wait to go sailing again!
One thing I have noticed about our winds this summer. We normally have northwest winds all summer long. Not this summer. Notice in the forecast that the prediction is for South West winds each day. The bay water temp is 10 degrees warmer at 73 last week. For some reason, (maybe the warm water mass off the coast) the low has shifted and are winds have changed.
I am not sure if this relates to the above topic, I read somewhere that our fog levels have decreased by 20%-30% over the last 20 years. Anywho, our beloved boat is ready and waiting for her next adventure!!