Monday, January 5, 2015

Ponce Inlet to St. Augustine - Hidden Harbor

I left Titusville and headed North. I am currently in the Hidden Harbor Marina in St. Augustine. What a trip. Apparently in this section of the ICW no one slows down. I find it ironic that the people on each powerboat that wakes Reboot wave as we heal and crash through their wake.

It was a long trip, two days behind the wheel. The cross currents and wind are such that one has to be alter the entire time or find oneself in shallow water outside the channel. I was also confronted with 20 to 25 knot winds. There is enough "sail area" in the jiffy furl (the cover for the mainsail) that Reboot actually heals about 5 degrees in a beam wind. She also tries to sail. That means she "heads up" in each gust just enough for the autopilot to have to respond. Since I have it set for moderate course keeping that really means I have to correct each time manually.

The weather today is for strong North winds. Since the St. Augustine to Jacksonville trip is pretty much due north I am going to hang out here today.

Fair winds and following seas :)

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