Cruising my 1995 Catalina 42 MK II sailboat with my cat XO, the good, the bad, and the ugly of the open ocean world cruising life.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I left Put-In Bay early in the AM on my way to Cleveland. Out about ½ hour the autopilot decided to go sneakers up so I had to hand steer for the next 6 hours. I got into Cleveland, got fuel, and settled the boat in a marina for the night. Today Jerry flew in (my pick up crew for the Erie Canal transit.) We got the gooseneck fixed – hopefully for good and the antenna that will let us use both the high power VHF radio and the AIS at the same time working. We plan a quiet night and an early morning departure. If the autopilot stops acting up we will go direct to Buffalo, if not we will hand steer to Erie, PA and anchor out for the night.