Every great Micro Adventure begins with food. Since I don’t know how to make a sandwich, Bennett agreed to prepare the food.
First half of our adventure was motoring and eating. Notice the glassy smooth water behind us. Bennett is licking his fingers after the Cheetos. We used a Wave Front tiller clutch on the tiller handle…it allowed us to eat and motor at the same time. Very convenient.
- Loved having both sail and outboard. In fact, the outboard saved the day.
- Rigging worked much better than Sea Trials #1.
- Reefing is still not acceptable. It was very difficult to reach the lark’s head line…things felt off balance reaching that far fore and aft (Simeon, you were right).
- I have another idea in mind for my next outing using line, cheek blocks and cam cleats. I’ll get there folks, but I’m not there yet.
- The Wave Front tiller clutch was awesome.
It was great to get out again and get a little more experience with Shackleton. I have a lot to learn, but every trip teaches me much more than I could ever glean from a book. I love my Scamp…so glad I built this little sailing machine.