Re: Another Arctic Tern leaves the nest
Congratulations!!!! She looks just great! I'm glad you're having such a good time with her already.
Yep! That's about the most seaworthy shape for a small boat ever invented. There's a reason why whaleboats and life boats and surf rescue boats and yoles all converge on the same shape. Even now I am regularly amazed at what Rowan will endure with so little fuss.
She was wonderfully sedate going dead downwind at 7 mph through the water with little propensity to yaw back and forth as swells passed under her. Is that because of the double ended hull? I never sailed a double ender before.
I hope you and/or your daughter decide to load that baby up on her trailer and come give hear a taste of salt someday. The invitation is always open.....
Amphibious Macroplankton Oughtredia doublendus
Mostly found frequenting the littoral and estuarine zones in the southern half of the Salish Sea, though sightings have been recorded both north and south of this area, and occasionally, but rarely, inland, in freshwater environments. This species lives on micro-brewed beer and dutch-oven biscuits,and displays brightly colored nylon and gore-tex plumage during the rainy season. Approach with caution!