Windy weather testing.

I have to confess that on Sunday I had to finally give in and I wore trousers to go sailing. It was blowing 45knts plus with some stingy needle rain too. When I put the boat in the pictures together for an event earlier in the year it wouldn’t steer properly and I haven’t had time to look at it since. I’m off to The Netherlands this weekend to do some racing and fancied using Pinky again so took a look at the problem which was an easy fix in the end, always good news!

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Pinky in a blow

Having put some old sails on a new rig and having not tried Pinky in any sort of weather, I wanted to make sure that the whole lot worked and the boat was watertight. So off to the marina at low tide for some fun. I managed around an hour before bits of me started going numb and it got dark but in that time I gave the boat and rig some abuse that it wouldn’t usually get with gusts of 50knts plus.

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Pinky the submarine!

Having returned home and washed the salt off the boat and put the rig to dry I opened up the battery patch to find that the kitchen towel I had put in the boat was completely dry, not bad considering the extreme test that it had just been through.

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