|....Sail on, Sail on...|
|B&G Zeus Sail Steer is really cool gear.|
Radeen shot a few really cool photos of me as I went forward to adjust the new jib leech cord to prevent the leech from fluttering in 18-20 knots. I also think if I adjust the jib car position it will help when close reaching with this 110% jib in 20 knots. The sail really performed well and I am getting used to having a 110% instead of a 130% sized jib. We are thinking that in trade wind sailing, the 110 will actually be better. Check out these cool photos. GO MACK SAILS...
After dropping sail off Staniel Cay, we motored around our buddy boat Crealock 34 NEVERLAND and decided that there was not enough room next to the yacht club so we moved around to Thunderball Grotto and dropped the hook just west of the grotto in 10 feet of water. We launched the dinghy and headed into shore for a nice walk around town and we stopped in all three stores to say hi and we bought a small item from each store. Bahamian people are so kind and so nice, this is a great country to visit.
Here are some photos of the day....
|Radeen doing the logbook and Island Spirit heeled over 30 degrees|
|Autopilot sailing under wind vane, holding a specific wind angle|
|Fantastic, this boat loves to sail|
|The helm electronics, B&G Zeus2 in Sail Steer mode,|
Samsung Tab2 with Navionics for chart overviews
Autopilot set to wind vane steering, see the "W" top row
|Hayden on deck adjusting the tension in the jib leech cord|
|The water flow in the sink says it all....we are on a 30 degree heel|
|Radeen at the helm with the 30 degree lean|
|Starboard tack for Pig Beach, notice the shadow of our sail on the 10 foot bottom|
|The Grotto anchorage, this is off our bow|
|Exploring by dinghy|
|The rock looks like the head of a lizard|
|Sailor GrL Radeen loves to travel|
|Beautiful flowers around Staniel Cay|
|The rental cottages at Staniel Cay Yacht Club|
|Nurse Shark Feeding at Staniel Cay, look how tame they are!|
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