Advantages of launching when it is 37 degrees: There is no one else at the ramp, no waiting in line, no looking for a parking spot.
It was a bit chilly. The hard part was rigging SPARTINA. With fittings and knots I could not wear gloves. Cold fingers are clumsy fingers. But once the boat was rigged and in the water, with my Ice Breaker thermals, jacket, Helly Hansen pants and gloves I was very comfortable. The wind was light but steady. Not a cloud in the sky. A fine day on the water.
The leak at the cb pin is down to a tiny drop. I think can eliminate that with some silicon tape wrapped around the pin.
Speaking of the cold, I've started looking at a kayak-style dry suits. The one that has caught my eye is the Stohlquist AMP drysuit. They retail for $600 but can easily be found on the web for $450. Won't fit in my budget for this year, but maybe next fall. I think a drysuit over good quality thermals would keep me comfortably warm during during winter sailing. Should I end up in the water a drysuit could well be a life saver. I kind of like the mango color.