Oh hey ya, we have actually done some actual sailing over the past few weeks.
I’d actually like to take a moment to describe to you our relationship with the sail featured in the last video: the spinnaker, or as I like to accurately call it, the petulant child. You see, our spinnaker halyard shackle has no difficulty at all holding onto the spinnaker while we set the sail, and I have to say it releases fairly easily as well…it just seems to like to release the spinnaker while we are still flying it, turning our high-speed light wind sail immediately and without warning into a high drag and fairly effective parachute brake. This would be a great side feature of this shackle…you know, if we had some way to actually control it. As it stands though, when this happens (typically while Allan is on the stern showering) it leaves us with a sail to pull out from under the boat and a line to pull down from the top of the mast.
(Hey Mom, did I mention I was 1000 miles from the nearest hospital? Just thought you should know ;-).
Tiffany has gotten so sick of the whole affair that while doing laundry she began testing replacement sails.
Expect patents to be filed once we make landfall. Needless to say we installed a new shackle.