Last sail for 2006
I pulled my boat last Tuesday, but took family and freinds out for one last sail. One of them took some really great photos, I'm going to look at these between winterizing and doing the rest of the work my not-yet-completely-restored boat needs, they help motivate me during the winter.
First 3 of us went and got the dingy.
And started rowing out from Wyman's Cove
Its a bit more than a mile to the boat, takes about 15 minutes to get there, I am rowing, Jimmy is keeping me from hitting the many moored boats we pass on the way.
The "sail cover" is for something else, I am not sure what, but it came with the boat and the sails are new so I press it into service inspite of the somewhat baggy appearance. The vintage 1950s powerplant is spewing coal smoke into the atmosphere so that Teddy Kennedy and Walter Cronkite don't have to look at windmills in Nantucket Sound.
On the boat we found the float switch had something jamming it so we spent a few minutes cleaning it up:
Then took the boat into the Village Street dock to pick up the rest of our gang.
I am calling the last of our party, who had not showed up when this picture was taken.
We started removing the sail covers:
And soon we were ready to go
But our last two guests had not shown up yet. Eventually they did, and Kristin explains why she is late:
Soon we are underway and heading out of Salem Harbor
We pass Fame heading in
Yachting, the only sport where you get to be a mechanic, electrician, plumber and carpenter