Sunday, April 4, 2021

a little love from Down Under / worth every penny

Curt was nice enough to send me a screen shot from the Dinghy Cruising NZ Facebook page with Webb's fine photograph of SPARTINA leaving Hilton Head.  Very honored to have my Welsford Pathfinder shown there.  Thanks, guys, for posting.  As mentioned in the comments, there was no wind at dawn.  It wasn't too long before the breeze filled in as I sailed from Hilton Head to the Skidway River south of Thunderbolt.


I received my annual renewal notice from BoatUS yesterday.   Paid online today.  I have used the trailer assist twice and the tow service once.  The annual fee is worth every penny.  Patrick, who towed me from where the mizzen broke to a local marina, said it would have cost me, without the Unlimited Gold towing, around $1500.  (His estimate was based the five hours from when he left his dock at Jekyll Island until the time he returned, about five hours.)  With the Gold, not a dime.

1 comment:

doatley said...

Steve, I've been reading your site for many years and love reading about each of your cruises.
I'm very curious though...why did you get the boat towed instead of sailing with main and jib only? Was it too difficult with the broken mizzen on board?