Friday, April 13, 2007

Due North

We had some rough sailing outside the reef between Key West and Key Largo and ripped the staysail, but we made very good progress. We flew by Miami and Palm Beach and are now docked in Titusville. We can see the Kennedy Space Center from the cockpit. We plan to continue north on the Intracoastal Waterway. As soon as we have a two or three day weather window, we'll go offshore again.

Dancker fussed endlessly with the malfunctioning self steering vane, and got the thing working again. His next project is the rigging, which, he says, is tuned all wrong. It's a delight to have an experienced sailor on board.