1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Thursday, July 30, 2015

CS34 Cobourg to Sodus Bay

I woke up before the alarm at 5am, took the dog for a pee/poop, and off we went.

Winds were from the west 5-8 knots, very lumpy from the overnight blow from the south that had waves coming from a different direction.

Put main up to stabilize us:

Time on the photo is 5:41am
With waves, the sail was just flapping, so we motored for several hours.

I guess I rushed the dog, and he wasn't done pooping: he had chocolate thunder in his tail and it got all over the boat!  We spent over an hour cleaning it up.  Then the dog got sick in the cockpit!  Uggghhh.

Things were getting less lumpy and the winds picked up to 20 knots from the west, so I was able to set the main and jib and turn the motor off with 7+ knots of boat speed.

About 10 miles from the south shore, we called ACE on the VHF.
Michael and Mark/Christine were delivering her from National.
There estimated their arriving after 7pm.
They were sailing the south shore under spinnaker and advised us to go in shore where there are less waves.

We did so, going directly south to the shore instead of directly at Sodus Bay.
On the south shores, the winds were also less, so we dropped the sails and motored along the shore.

We wanted to duck into a bay and take the dog for a pee, but didn't want to get in trouble with US customs.

We arrived in Sodus Bay at 4pm.


Motoring into Sodus Bay

Approaching Sodus Bay Yacht Club

On the trip I noticed that the house batteries were run down to 10.8 volts.  This should not have happened with the motor running as much as it did.  The alternator was NOT charging the batteries.

This meant that we could not use the windlass to anchor in the bay, plus the fridge and freezed of food would spoil, so we got a slip at the nearby Kaitlyn Marina for $1 per foot.  We took a tempory slip and go Bogart off the boat for a much needed washroom stop.

Kaitlyn Marina

We walked into town (about 10 min walk) to report into US Customs:

The customs video phone was broken!

Luckily we met up with Gray and Elaine from Cobourg who were also staying on their boat in Kaitlyn Marina and say us come in.  They lent us their cell phone to call in.  Did not want to use my phone in the US because of roaming charges.  Elaine has been on the board a Cobourg Yacht Club for years!

We had some wings/beers with them at Captain Jacks.  Also met Jodi, who was competing on Kamakazi a Trip 37 from Cobourg and his crew.  Jodi used to be Commodore at Cobourg, and gave me a LOT of pointers on running LYRA next year at Whitby.

Back to the boat, and got the motor on the dinghy and went to SBYC:

Registration for ACE was closed, and would open up tomorrow at 8:30am.

Boats were rafted 10 deep:

ACE came in at dusk, and we rafted off Red Jacket, a legendary custom C&C 44 from RCYC.

We all went for dinner at Captain Jacks:

Captain Jack LOVES the ladies
The ladies LOVE Captain Jack
Long but fun day and night!

Trip Odometer: 72.03 miles
Moving Average: 6.8 knots
Moving Time: 10:48:00

Track: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12535935/Still%20Time/2015/20150730.kmz

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