we took the TI out again today, even though we only had light winds we managed to get up to just under 6 kts. under sail. took a little gps along. We had packed lunch, and sailed out to a small, uninhabited cay off Providenciales. We really like this boat.
How does this look for mid-December? On a small beach on the lee side of Bay Cay, TCI:
So far, the only boat issues we are having are keeping those seat pegs in. Seats keep slipping. I am thinking I might try some of that two inch wide, stick on velcro stuff.
I have some work to do on the trailer. I am going to fabricate some kind of support for the front, and need to think about shock mounting the cross bars. the road we live on is so bad that it's difficult to keep the boat from bouncing around on it. In fact, today when we got to the ramp we use, discovered that one of our brand new Hobie paddles was gone. It must have bounced out of the boat on the road somewhere, even though we thought we had it secured. drove back along the road to look for it, but someone had already picked it up. shiny new fiberglass paddle. ouch. I don't think we had even used it yet, in the 12 miles we sailed yesterday on the shakedown, and another 7 miles today for our little desert island picnic.
Passwind, thanks for the address. I'll send you an email, and you can email us through the blog too, you know.
Island life in the Devil's Triangle: http://2gringos.blogspot.com