NautiGirl has a new boy friend!
NautiGirl will play!
Sailing into the inlet was great.
NautiGirl gets wet again!
A beautiful spring day. Warm, sunny and a nice breeze.
Just another beautiful sunset!
Hermine no where in sight on the North Sea.
This Timber Point looks like an awesome big daddy for Nauti Girl! The 1925 wooden boat is 23 feet long and looks awesome. She is a historic Great South Bay boat: one of last two of twenty six which were built in the 1920’s, designed by Cox and Stevens; these are the prettiest boats on the bay. Timber Point is the subject the famous author Bode’s “First You Have to Row a Little Boat”.
Good wind! Nice and warm! Ben forgot his sunglasses. Luckily it was overcast!
What could be better then sailing with Jake on Father’s Day!
You can’t really tell from the photo but I am pretty sure Jake was enjoying himself…
Here are some videos from the wonderful day:
After months of winter preparation and a good amount of bottom work, I finished preparing NautiGirl for her launch. We started driving NautiGirl down to the ramp. All was going well until we heard a high pitched noise about 1000 feet from the ramp. We pulled over we noticed the trailer had a major issue. The axle was almost rusted through, the wheel was bent at a off angle and the tire was rubbing the rim. I guess I should have gotten it inspected!! I decided to risk towing the boat to the ramp very slowly since we were about 1000 feet away. All I could say was “This is bad.. This is bad..” Luckily we made it to the ramp and into the water. Thanks to Cortney, I was able to get the boat’s mast raised and into the water. The sail to the mooring was awesome and Cortney was able to tow the trailer back to our house without incident!! Yeah!!!
First time of the year!