2005 Sailing Digest
this page, I will detail, to an extent, a sort of daily vessel log,
including brief outings, maintenance, and short sailing
descriptions. This is a way to keep track of my
sailing and maintenance days, in a format that will be easy to maintain
and read. From time to time, as conditions dictate, I will
continue to post more detailed sailing and cruising logs.
All times listed in the
entries are approximate.
entries are at the top of the page.
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September 8, 2005 | Haulout
yes: it was a very early haulout this season. With some
traveling plans for mid-September, I had no choice but to haul the boat
early, as there was no way I would leave her unattended in our lousy
anchorage during the late season. With two boats to deal with this
year (the Daysailor was also in the water and would have to be hauled
before our September 17 departure date), I chose to haul Glissando
nice and early--a difficult, but ultimately correct, decision.
day before, I had stripped the boat of sails, boom, and associated
rigging. Then, early in the morning on haulout day, I rowed out to
the boat and then motored around to the Royal River, where I had the
mast unstepped, as usual, at Royal River Boatyard. The mast was
down in no time, and I motored the short distance to the town landing to
wait for my haulout early in the afternoon.
had a long wait, as the mast unstepping had gone swimmingly, and I had
allowed ample extra time for delays or other issues, as I would not care
to have the hauler waiting. It was a beautiful day, hot and sunny,
so after removing and storing all the standing and running rigging, and
securing the mast for transport, I settled down in the cockpit to read
and wait. I had several hours to kill, which was a little
long--but there could have been worse places to be, certainly.
Steve showed up (on time), and soon the boat was ensconced in her place
next to the shop, safe and sound for another winter. I was pleased
to find that the bottom was quite clean, and washing the bottom was
easier than in some previous years.