10.03.2014

sea trials on the Columbia River.


A friend of mine took this picture from the bluff of the Washington state side.  Too bad I look like a moron with my fenders still down.



















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We raised the Jib and sailed a little bit on a light east wind.  This allowed me to check out the roller furller as well as the low water alarm!  I found that the Hood River sand bar fans out further than I had thought.  Motoring along, the Garmin depth sounder began to scream out loud and we were lucky that the default depth alarm had been preset to 5 feet. I immediately put the boat full astern .....I now know that in an emergency, I can motor in 3 feet of water