12 June

Elemiah's Atlantic Adventure
Ian Cole and Rosemary Bointon
Fri 13 Jun 2008 12:07
Sea Trials

A red letter day - we went out sailing! We sailed round Lunenburg bay, drank a case of beer and came back.

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Here we are leaving the dock.

In between, it was great to see the boat was so well balanced sailing just with the staysail and the mizzen. It was quite windy - gusts of 25 knots but we were able just to let her sail all by herself - no-one was touching the wheel and she held very steady on her course. The engine worked fine and pushes the boat along nicely. We checked out what speed she does at various revs.

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Here is Ian happy at her performance.

There are a few issues on the systems which will have to be solved before we can leave. These include the echo sounder (which shows the depth) which is not registering and also the log (which shows the speed). The remote for the autopilot was also not working but we think we have solved that one as it needed charging!

The list of things to do is doing its usual trick of getting things ticked off but at the same time also getting longer with more jobs!

Rosemary and Ian