Monday, September 24, 2012

A perfect day for sailing

Saturday was a perfect day for sailing, perfect temperatures, perfect winds, perfect waves, even perfect blue water reflecting a perfect blue sky.  We know this because everyone who was out on the lake and who walked by Kintala after they came back in made it a point to tell us it was a perfect day for sailing.  But it was a perfect day for other things as well.  For example it was a perfect day for getting another coat of finish on the toe rail before winter sets in.

And it was a perfect day to finish the dodger project!  After an eleven hour thrash Deb zipped the starboard side into place and buttoned it to the deck.

It was a perfect fit.

I think you will agree that she did a pretty spectacular job.  In fact, in my humble opinion, the dodger project tops my V-drive travails as the job we have done on Kintala so far.  I just had to find good parts to bolt in the place of bad parts.  She pretty much had to make this thing up from scratch.  And with that Kintala looks a whole lot more like a cruiser's boat.  And I think, though there are still before-winter-gets-here projects that need to be done, I think we will go sailing next weekend if the weather holds and there is still water in the lake.  You know, just to test out the dodger.


Robert Salnick said...

Beautiful work Deb!

s/v Eolian

Deb said...

Thanks! I'm ridiculously happy with it :)

Sabrina and Tom said...

Bravo, bravo, applause, applause!! Well done!


S/V Veranda said...

Now get off that lake so the world can see it....Great job

Latitude 43 said...

Nice work! Hope to see it soon!

A little splanin. I know we were at about the same stage in our lives and boat prep and such, and then we pulled a fast one and hit the water south. Deb had the opportunity to take a xfer to Jacksonville, and I have 30 yrs in Jan. with govt motors, so we thought...Let's go! We decided to head south and see what it's all about. I can tell you now, just do it! Don't wait too long. We are having fun even though it's a rush to get down here. If we were really cruising we'd be having a blast. Hope to see you guys on the water next year. If you leave early, visit us in Jacksonville. My canvas should be shot by then :)
SV Kelly Nicole