Sunday, August 5, 2012
We were arguing which route to take, Lydia Ann Channel or CC Ship Channel for an afternoon sail, when someone offered up "why don't we go offshore?". We had a couple of newbies aboard and were concerned about Mal-de-Mer but decided to chance it. We had probably the most benign exit through the Port A Jetties as we've ever had and fell off to run the beach for an hour or so. We turned and made it back in almost half the time but it was getting late so we headed for the slip. This was followed by a siesta and then a pot luck dinner aboard Merlin. Fun day!
Everyone had their own boat projects to do on Sunday. Our focus was on finding and stopping some leaks on deck. I replaced part of a gasket on one of our hatches but while doing that, I investigated further and found it not to be the problem. The problem was the glass being improperly bedded. I tested this theory and found I was correct. I taped it up and aborted this project until after further research on the best way to re-bed the glass.