1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Monday, October 18, 2021

CS34 October Sail

Haulout is 5 days away, and the wind was blowing from the north 9-20 knots: time to go for a sail!

Packed up the winter cover for repair for Phil at the club to patch.  The cover is wearing thin along the top where the ridge pole goes.  Phil is going to sew some material along the entire length to extend the life of the cover.

Installed the cleaned out water strainer for the deckwash and installed a new hose while I was at it.
The deck wash is working perfectly now.

Went out singlehanded rigging a reef in the main in the harbour, unfurling the jib exiting the harbour.

It was a little cold, but nothing that a few layers of clothing couldn't help with.

Sailing 60 degrees to the NW wind, got the boat going between 6 and 7 knots with about 15 degrees of heel.  Autopilot did a great job, even in the puffs to 22 knots.

Reefed main

Full jib
Was the right sail combination.

The boat hasn't been sailed in a couple of weeks and had no boat speed on the instruments.
Probably a weed or barnacle stuck in the speed paddle.

SailTime from Toronto was delivering their boats to the Whitby marina for the winter:

Made it past Ajax, and it looked like rain clouds coming my way.

Before I tacked, I saw that the shackle on the main sheet had come loose:

...and had bent the shackle.  I quickly replaced it before tacking downwind.

Going back at a wind angle of 100-120 degrees had 7 knots of boat speed!

The rest of the SailTime boats sailed into the harbour with me:

Great couple of hours on the water!
Will try to get out a couple more times before taking the mast down on Wednesday.
North wind all week!

Start time: 12:09pm
End time: 02:12pm
Duration: 02:12
Length: 9.5 miles

Average Speed: 4.6 knots
Max Speed: 10.2 knots

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Navionics track recording is now working in the background on my phone!

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