Getting ready

Even though I finished almost a month behind schedule I’m still going to take a month to train, get stronger and learn how to sail. Yes it has a sail but I’ve never sailed a day in my life so it should be interesting.

I have never sailed a day in my life. I have never even been on a sailboat. I have been in canoes, rowboats, paddle boats, motor boats, even several warships but never a sailboat.So before I tried my first sail I tried to prepare by watching YouTube videos of course.

I took the boat out and raised the sail and it went ridiculously wrong. I really did not know what I was doing. The main sheet (rope controlling sail) was pulled out of my hand, the tiller was let go and went in the water and when the boom swung around fast when i tacked or gybed it scared the hell out of me.

I did however have a moment after a few hours and you can see the results below.

I do however, have a nagging pain from an injury received while playing golf back in late May. While taking a hard, full swing, something gave with a sharp pain right under my rib cage near the sternum. It was excruciating. I assumed it was a pulled muscle, probably an oblique and I treated it as so. It really hurt but a time passed it seemed to get better, though slowly after a couple of weeks. I continued to build the boat, live my life and when the boat was complete row or sail it daily.

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Will it float? Yes it does.
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Marsh Creek State Park

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Practice rigging before the lake in friend’s driveway.

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My one moment on first day of sailing

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