April 5th was our first outing onto Galveston Bay.
Now that we no longer have our Yamaha 8hp mounted off the transom, we plan to use our Mercury 5hp in the motor-well for the time being.
Our outboards have needed some serious cleaning after all that usage in Mexico and then sitting for 11 months. I cleaned out the carburetor, fresh spark plugs, tuned the idle nice and low, new zinc pad, flushed with fresh water, and ran a gallon of gas with seafoam through her. She's running like new now.
Check back soon for a couple new posts from Claire, along with another mini movie.
tiny holes all clogged up
we unfolded our mainsail and rigged her back on
we have a Cal28
here is some info i found in one of our books
on the Cal40 and the Cal25
diagram of how to rig a basic mainsail
looking out onto Galveston Bay
Piña is missing her sea legs after so long.
she got sick.
fresh sacrificial zinc anode
i scrubbed all this growth off.
see the new zinc?
pretty nice work station on the stern
there we are in our slip on the bottom of the chart.
the black line is our winding course out to Galveston Bay.