Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sailing with Jane

As if one needed a reason for a hobby. There is nothing better than a "dad date" and spending time with my favorite girl.

Season 2 – Summer 2017

Here are a few pictures of Puffin on the lakes and waterways around southeast Wisconsin the summer of 2017...

At the McKinley Marina boat launch
I continue to make adjustments to the rig and layout of the boat. I decided to move the battery and charger assembly into the front compartment of the boat to provide a little extra weight in the bow section as well as to get it out of the way of the cockpit, which is already a little cramped as it is.

Dead Calm. Sunrise over an "oily", foggy Lake Michigan

Placid sail on Lake Michigan. Winds 5-10. Me at the tiller, sister-in-law Ann on the selfie.

Navigator perspective of the Milwaukee skyline. Nice boat. Nice lake. Nice city.

Puffin triumphant. 

Karla's (wife) favorite on-board place: foredeck.

Ann and Karla cooling off with "wife-beaters". 

Pano of NML building, Calatrava, and Harbor House. Inner Harbor, Milwaukee.

Anchored off Harbor House in Milwaukee...great place to enjoy a beer.

Calatrava Milwaukee Art Museum. 

Karla – Lazing on a Sunday afternoon...

Daughter Jane handing the tiller and the mainsheet.