I tried out a bungee cord dampener on my home-made pivoting camera mount. It did a good job of dampening, but it also prevents the camera from staying level. So, more tweaking is needed! In the meantime, enjoy the ride as I work Whimsy in a bit of breeze. Apologies for some rather unflattering camera angles as I bumble about the cockpit during manuvers, but I was busy. ;)
Day By Day
The best way to have a great start to the long holiday weekend is ..to go
sailing! So, after work, I ran down to the dock, splashed Whimsy,. threw
my cooler and camera aboard, and made my way out to the harbor where a nice
15+ knot breeze was waiting. It was a long day at work, so I took it easy
and just unrolled the genoa - leaving the mainsail stowed on the boom.
Whimsy was fine with the "lazy" rig configuration, and she still managed 6+
knots. Tom Ray came out to join in the fun aboard his Adventure Island
Trimaran, and he was having a blast! Unbeknownst to me, he had called
shortly after I left to see if I wanted to go sailing, and of course Wendy
gave him the best possible reason why I couldn't join him ...because I was
already sailing!!! We had a great time, and I hope you all can too! I
hope you all can enjoy the 4th of July weekend wherever you are, and Sail
Short Sail On The Long Day
A short sail on the longest day of the year turned out to be great fun!
Unlike every day for the past two weeks, the wind was perfect, the
temperature was below 90F, and there were no thunderstorms nearby! Whimsy
and I took advantage of the near ideal conditions, and enjoyed some really
great sailing on the first day of summer - which is rare. Hope you can
enjoy the ride!
Single handed operation of the Jeanneau Yacht 57 By: Ian Van
I have spoke to lot's of clients and potential buyers who ask the same
question. Can this yacht be handled by myself or shorthanded? I always
answer yes the reasons are that when you get up to a vessel of 50ft or
greater it actually becomes easier believe it or not. The reason for this
is you start finding bow thrusters on 50+ yachts along with electric
winches and in Jeanneau's case the way we order the yachts 53 + electric
Genoa furler's. all of these options and with the new modern hull design
make single handling a vessel of this size very easy. Actually I even find
it easier to sail this 57 then my own Jeanneau 39i P.V. I hope that you
find this video helpful in explaining what I'm trying to say and if you
would like additional information on the Jeanneau product or are looking to
buy or sell a yacht please feel free to contact me at any time day or night
at 1-619-507-4416 or firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to hearing
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Sailboat up you enjoy brief clip of our Father day sail through a summer
the wind was blowing hard from the South west as the rain pour down on us
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Having worked a long day on Tuesday, I was able to work a short day on
Friday - and so there was only one thing to do! Sail baby!!! It was the
second day in the past 16 days in which we got no rain, and there was
enough wind to keep the boat moving nicely. A rare and wonderful summer day
that turned out to be really fun! Enjoy the ride, and ...Sail On!
Music: Herb Alpert & the TJB -- What Now My Love?
Stroll In The Sun
A warm light sailing day amounted to little more than a stroll in the sun.
Whimsy made the best of the light breeze and managed to squeak out 4 knots
of boat speed in the flat conditions. I had fun running onto the boat from
the house with the camera, and noticed it may be time to get a new camera
too! You may notice a "U" shaped blurb on the left side of the screen.
Well, that is INSIDE the camera (..in as much as cleaning the lens can't
remove it.) It's not too distracting (compared to some of my other movies
where I have the lens completely fouled), but it is enough to drive me
nuts(er) since I can't remove it. Anyway, it was a fair day - a little
warm, a little light in the wind department, but better than just about
anything else I would be doing on a Saturday morning! - Whimsy and I made
the best of it! So, enjoy the ride, and Sail On!
Music: AC Jobim / Estrada do Sol
Here's a brief Friday afternoon sail aboard Whimsy. We're dancing across
Charlotte Harbor and watching all the boats go by. The date is Friday
Jan 28, 2011 - and the weather was perfect! Whimsy was a well-behaved
lady this day, and she self-steered very nicely in the fresh breeze
(..reefed main and slightly rolled-up jib) so I could play around with the
camera. Enjoy the ride!
A Whimsical Interlude
A collection of pictures taken of Whimsy, A 1969 Morgan 30. Thanks To Tom
Ray, Butch Erny, and a few others who have taken so many good pictures of
Whimsy being sailed on Charlotte Harbor!