So I'm pulling out pictures from the camping and bicycling pages that are more specific to boating. I'll just start with kayak stuff d them some sailing.
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Retirement brings more opportunities than I can cram into a 2 day weekend. Every day I try to get in a ride and now that I've figured out kayak transportation, I can ride in the morning and kayak in the afternoon when it gets hot.
Of course a lot more on this later.
I've been working on the trailer for my new boat
Went sailing with a friend on a catalina 22
Here are some marina pictures from the end of the year and getting the boat out.
Getting the boat ready for winter
You'd think I'd have a lot to say about it. I'm just not very good at it and I'm not willing to get my ass on the road to be at the lake when the sun comes up.
I've been out with the fishing kayak quite a bit now and getting used to the handling of the new boat is pretty easy. Done some sailing, but really not as much as I should because I'm really kind of sketchy getting back into the slip. If there's any wind at all you need to move the boat pretty fast to have steerage, but the motor doesn't have a lot of power to stop it in reverse.
Not much activity on the boating front. I've had the kayak out once since I've been in Florida and I'll need to get the pictures added here eventually. Meanwhile, Here's the status of my sailboat.
I've messed with the boat some and we did get in a short bit of paddling.
Starts out really nasty with a lot of rain and cold (at least no snow). Then blazing hot. I've done a lot more bicycling than boating - probably because it's a much more mindless activity, and because I don't have to load anything and go somewhere before starting. As I look at all the pictures I've taken, there are quite a few of the sailboat on the trailer where I'm working on it.
Not too much boating this year, but I did get a lot of cycling in. Tim built a mast reasting structure an the back of the boat and there's a new mast raising system installed. The goal is to get it where on person can get the mast up and down. Also we want to be able to operate the boat with the mast down to go under bridges.