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September 23, 2018

the paradox of sailing is those clear sunny days you most want to be out on the water tend to lack the wind you need to get moving. that was probably for the best today--missing the bolt that attaches the tack to the boom, i bought metal skewers at local grocery, pushed 'em through grommet and twisted together, wrapped the whole mess in gold duct tape so it wouldn't tear the sail. given the calm, a paperclip would have sufficed. newly purchased used 4hp 4-stroke motor from jeff purred and burbled like a dream and the glassy surface cloud reflections on
lake washington alone were worth the price of admission. for a shakedown cruise it was mighty smooth.