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First sail of the year!

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At last the level of the Saint-Lawrence got low enough so it became possible to use the ramp! That will be a short season but I hope it will be a good one! :)

https://youtu.be/hnzUWY2HPMA

First time I really get the time to feel that new boat! I never sailed a dinghy before! :) It was not a bad thing to go out in light wind.
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Michel wrote:At last the level of the Saint-Lawrence got low enough so it became possible to use the ramp! That will be a short season but I hope it will be a good one! :)

https://youtu.be/hnzUWY2HPMA

First time I really get the time to feel that new boat! I never sailed a dinghy before! :) It was not a bad thing to go out in light wind.

Yea, you are back!!!! I was worried about you.

I made it out once so far this year. Having problems with the boat, with the weather, with me. But it was a real morale booster hearing from you again. Thanks
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I am hoping for August for me. Between all the rain and my truck being down for two weeks, my boat has been stuck in storage half primered/half bare wood
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Michel. Did you get to test your mast flotation system or are you waiting for the water to get a bit warmer? I went out for the first time this season on July 1. Hope to get out again soon, weather permitting.
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lustyslogger wrote:
Michel wrote:At last the level of the Saint-Lawrence got low enough so it became possible to use the ramp! That will be a short season but I hope it will be a good one! :)

https://youtu.be/hnzUWY2HPMA

First time I really get the time to feel that new boat! I never sailed a dinghy before! :) It was not a bad thing to go out in light wind.

Yea, you are back!!!! I was worried about you.

I made it out once so far this year. Having problems with the boat, with the weather, with me. But it was a real morale booster hearing from you again. Thanks
Thanks Norman! No problems apart that the ramp was flooded! Impossible to back up the boat without drowning my minivan! But I thought about it and I will get me a dolly for next year ad I will be able to launch her by hand, without the car!... ;) I wish you a good season. :)
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Art Haberland wrote:I am hoping for August for me. Between all the rain and my truck being down for two weeks, my boat has been stuck in storage half primered/half bare wood
Well we are almost in august! You will have a few good months to go. We only need some good weather. :)
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JacquesR wrote:Michel. Did you get to test your mast flotation system or are you waiting for the water to get a bit warmer? I went out for the first time this season on July 1. Hope to get out again soon, weather permitting.
I really don't feel for that kind of experiment but I believe that if the flottation I added is OK for a person holding the mast, it will be OK for the mast only!... I prefer to reef and not capsize but if it happens, I will do my best. ;)
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By the way, I managed to make my main sail a lot better by freeing the luff rope. The rope had shrunk and it made the saill look very puffed out! :)

Before!
ImageDSCN4844 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

After!
ImageDSCN4911 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

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The ramp I use. It is situated at about 750 meters from my home.

ImageIMG_20190711_181723696 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr
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yes, when the ramp the floating dock goes UP from the stationary, you have some high water. I heard the Great Lakes are something like five feet higher than normal
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