1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

HHYC to Kingston NOT

Henderson Harbor Yacht Club HHYC was very nice!

Nice clubhose

We left at 6am bound for Kingston.  Winds were supposed to be 6-10 knots from the west, maybe a little bumpy.

When we got out of the barbour, it was blowing 25 knots from the NW on the nose, right were we wanted to go.  The waves were 4 to 6 footers.  Didn't bother with the sails, as Still Time motored through the waves pouding between 4 and 5 knots at 3,000 RPM (pretty much max).

Not comfortable at all; the dog was scared and panting.

We motored for 3 hours until we were able to duck behind an island to get out of the waves.  We decided to take the long way to Kingston: around Wolfe Island to avoid the waves.  It would be an extra 12 miles of so, but it was worth it.

On into the St Lawrence River:

I decided to head further north past Beauvivage Island and Howe Island to the Bateau Channel.

At 1:30pm, we stopped at Trident Yacht Club to take the dog for a pee.

Pulled into the service dock and got a pump out for $20.

Well the skies opened up as we finished the pumpout; poinding rain.

We decided to take a slip and stay overnight.

It rained HARD for several hours.

Nice spot, not much to do, but we were glad to be out at a slip with electricity in the rain.  It was a tough 7 hour slog to get there.

After the rain stopped, I filled the water tanks.  Checking the holding tank monitor, I notice the tank was back to 3/4 full, even though we pumped out.  I discovered that I had not put the waste plug back in and in the rains it worked as a perfect scupper for all the rain!

Trip Odometer:39.70 miles
Moving Average: 5.6 knos
Moving Time: 07:05:00

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