arrived at Richmond early to get Lazy Ka's "cutter rig" set up, for the
first time, and ready to go before others arrive.
I'm still learning my way through the rigging procedure. I need to
develop a more efficient routine; I suspect it will come in time.
Departure from the marina required motoring out past the jetty (2 miles
+/-.) Our sail across the 6 miles of the north bay got us to the
marina at Loch Lomond around 12:30. Lunch was bought at a local deli
and shared in good company squeezed into the cockpit of Dave Kautz's O'Day 19.
for the day came on the return leg. Lack of tidal experience found
me caught up in the out-going tide. By the time I realized that
I was being carried outside the jetty, it was too late. Wind was too
light to recover against the 5-6 knot current; I turned to my motor which would not run for more
that a few seconds at a time. However, I was able to nurse Lazy Ka out
of the current and inside the protection of the jetty; I continued
under sail until I ran out of wind a mile or so short of the ramp.
Richmond Marina lies in an sheltered area on the southern side of the
peninsula; today's light air from the North made sailing close to the
marina imposable. My
motor troubles continued to plague me, but as luck would have it, I
was offered a tow by a kind soul who got me safely back the the boat
ramp and waiting friends.
Analysis of the
motor the following day found shards of plastic from a broken filler
cap had fallen into the tank and were impeding the flow of fuel to the