Expanding Sailing Knowledge

(Wilmington, NC)

A huge thank you goes out to our friends Menno and Val today. This morning they came down to the marina and the four of us took Oceanna for a sail. A sail with two sails! Since all the hardware is now in, this morning’s sail was the first time the main had been hoisted to its full potential. Then very shortly after, it was reefed in as the forecasted 10 knot winds turned out to be 20 knot winds with gusts up to 30!

We reefed, we tacked, we got lines stuck in winches. All in all it was a wonderful morning, and a great addition to Greg and mine’s expanding sailing knowledge. There’s something magical about charging through the water, engines off, powered only by the wind.

Back at the dock Greg set in motion to replace the tired, old, teal trampoline. The intricate lacing and tedious stretching made for a long install. To stretch the tramp, Greg used both the spinnaker and main halyards to assist the lacing. Greg worked well into the night and completed three of the four sides.

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5 comments

  1. Greg and KayCee: I love watching your daily progress on Oceanna….the transformation is truly unbelievable.Good job.

    Mick

    1. Thanks Mick! A lot of blood, sweat, and clorox has gone into her. I know Greg loves showing you all his updates.

  2. Great pictures. good to see you at the helm and the sails full!
    Aunty Susan

  3. Jocelyn · · Reply

    There’s my trampoline. Looking good!! How beautiful that sail is against the blue sky…amazing!

    1. There it is! Just waiting for you to jump!

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