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We are back in Cookstown.

The Boat is at Bert Jabin's Boat Yard in Annapolis Maryland.

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          Below:  Anchored behind Allen Cay facing north.  Boat is 3rd from left.

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Another 50 miles, some sailing

Posted by Bryan on Thursday, October 17, 2013, In : Sailing 
October 15th
We left Solomons island after a very peaceful night and a great sleep.  Everybody slept in.  It was so calm, there was no rocking at all.  No boat wakes, jet skies, early morning crab boats, no high winds, no waves.  It was really great. 
Sahara went half way up the mast for a quick fix.  A jack line came undone and she had to go up and tie a knot to fix it.  the jack lines are the lines that make a basket for the sail, so when lowering the sail, it keeps it from going all over the...
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50 miles of Sailing

Posted by Bryan on Monday, October 14, 2013, In : Sailing 
Finally the rain and wind form the North Easter blew out to sea and we had great sailing weather.  We had a north to north east wind, 10-15 knots most of the day.  Seas 1-3 feet.  We motored out of the West river, about 4 miles and put up the sails.  It was a great feeling.  We put up all three sails for the first time.  Jib up front, main, and the back sail called the mizzen.   The little mizzen is the same size as the sail on our old 28 foot sailboat!  The boat was challenging to control at...
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Posted by Bryan on Sunday, September 29, 2013, In : Sailing 
We have been sneaking up on the sailing.  So many things to do, so many new things to experiment.  Each causes a bit of stress, so we have been taking our time trying new things.  Today was the first time we put up the main and the second day with the jib.  We hit 7.1 knots with about 10 knots of wind in a broad reach.  Great feeling to be sailing along, faster than we were motoring, with only the sound of the waves on the bow.

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