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The Hell Sail Across Jekyll Sound and The Surf On The Other Side

Wow what a day! It started out great. I have to once again give big ass high fives to Morning Star Marinas-Golden Isles. That is one class act or a marina. Did I mention the courtesy car? LOL :) It was one dollar a minute that you went over an hour. It was also my fastest trip in and out of West Marine and a grocery store. Was back right on the minute almost. LOL :) But hell yeah, a guy even comes around with a cart to all the boats and leaves news papers and muffins each morning. Holy Shmolly !!!! :O Thats like the Ritz man.

So I pushed off and did real good until I got to Jekyll Sound. Right before it I had almost dropped anchor because the weather was bad, but the spot was pure crap. So I rolled on. It wasn't even an hour later as I passed out onto the sound that I knew I had fucked up. This is where I need to say this, "your not in Kansas (insert Anole) anymore" Butch!!!! That was when I realized that I had a mindset that I quickly needed to rectify. This is not the same boat as the Hughes. What are you doing in 7 plus foot seas Butch??!!! It was also at that moment that I got that feel in the back of my throat. I thought I was going to be sick. I have never been sea sick, ever. I just started smoking, when I could light em. Had to take my mind off it. I could have turned back about then, I was only one third the way around. I was fighting the tide too, only making 3-4 knots. For some reason unknown to me I continued on. I was flying all the jib for the speed. Fuck the balance, there was none to be had. The most anxious part of the trip around was having to do almost a 250 degree turn with a beam sea to a following sea. I wanted to close the boat up but I couldn't leave the tiller the whole time, not ever for a second. So just made the turn a gradual one, at the same time tacking just to see how fast the sea was following and then it happen. Of a sudden I was running with the wind beam reach on the jib and was surfing down the other side of the waves. It was almost instantly heaven. :) LOL What a ride. I was actually able to dial in the tiller and sit back and slide with the boat.......no hands!! he he he .
If I sailed into the same situation again would I do the same again? Probably not. Not out for honor badges here. :)

So It wasn't long after that that I pulled into Shellbine Creek, Green Marker 43, Statue Mile 695.5. I have already replaced four hose clamps in the rear of the engine. The important one was on the bellows. It was rusted all to hell. I also found lots of loose and rusted smaller hose clamps. Tightened and made those changes too. Checked Tranny Oil. Good. Also took some Plastx to my port light in the head today. I can finally see thru it. :)

Getting ready to cook and conk out now.








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