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Brilliant evening sail.  Poor camera-phone photos - trying to restore the yellow early evening light, and stopped paying attention to the blue.  Now it's very blue!

Brilliant evening sail. Poor camera-phone photos – trying to restore the yellow early evening light, and stopped paying attention to the blue. Now it’s very blue!

The sky wasn’t quite that blue this evening, but light on the white surfaces was that lovely yellow-tinted low sun angle hue.  Very moderate breeze – we drifted along between 1 – 2.5 knots.

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A couple of sunset photos – both of them edited for level and color correction.  It really was a beautiful evening.

I’m learning how to manage hank-on sails again.  You would think this low-tech stuff would be a no-brainer, but it’s not.  Paying attention to the lines, position of the sheets when dropping the foresail – all of this is a big change from roller furling. I’m not regretting my change to hank-on, but I am recognizing that roller-furling was a lot less work.  On the other hand, I spent thousands less for a bare headstay than a new roller furling unit.  And, the hank-on sails won’t jam.

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