Friday, June 25, 2010
Pain and suffering
On Tuesday I went ashore in Cabrillo Beach anchorage (which is in San Pedro) to go to the aquarium and then visit a used marine store, where I had previously gotten some nice things. In the morning I had gone to the dock to change out my forestay with a stronger one, so I sailed back out and then dropped the anchor and paddled back in.
But in a few hours the wind picked up a little bit, and unbenownst to me, my nomadic boat wouldn't stand for staying put. The aquarium was nice and then when I had finished my business at the marine store I got a call from some number I didn't recognize, and I picked up to hear that my boat was on the rocks. So I ran down and by the time I got to the dock, they had rescued Altair and brought her to the dock.
Nothing was wrong, as far as I could see, so I sailed over to Catalina to get a good look at the bottom (see above video) and found that I broke the trim tab rudder attachment at the bottom, and then scraped a lot of paint off the bottom. I just fixed the rudder, but since the bottom paint is scraped off, I'll have to wash off the things growing on it until I get to painting it again.
Hopefully it won't slow me down too much.
Posted by cdlloyd