Friday, June 8, 2007

Our New Genoa

We finally got to check out our new genoa jib over the Memorial Day holiday. We actually ordered it last December but the sailmaker built something that was outside of our original specification. After trying to talk us into taking something we didn't want they agreed to make a new one for us and we love it. Unfortunately all this took a bit of time but the sail looks beautiful and it should help move the boat along in the generally lighter winds of southern California and Mexico. Check out the photos and also the brief video of the boat sailing along in the south part of S.F. Bay in 16 knots of wind."

"In other news our good friend, Rod Kidd, will soon be installing our single side band radio (SSB). This will allow us to communicate over much longer distances than our current VHF radio, and we can also send and receive email while at sea or in a secluded anchorage where there is no WIFI or internet cafe. Should be a great tool for us to keep in touch with family and friends as well as an added measure of safety should we need it.