Saturday, May 21, 2011

The New Main

Today, with the help of Drew, I put my new main sail on Jep! As I have stated in previous posts, the battens on this sail are a bit different from my previous sail in terms of how they secure into the sail. The first batten was a bit of a pain, but once we figured out how to load them it was a snap! Can't wait to fly this thing!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Google Jep

Since the weather in Milwaukee has been so unbelievably obnoxious, I haven't been spending too much time down at the slip. When I left work today, mist and 52 wasn't exactly a glowing invitation to sit in the cockpit and have a beer. As such, I got home and started exploring downtown Milwaukee via Google Maps. Just for grins, I scrolled over the river where Jep is docked and there she was! From the looks of things, I estimate that satellite shot was taken in late May or early June of 2010.

It's really not that cool but whatever.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tohatsu Video

Here's a short video of my new little 5 HP Tohatsu 4-stroke.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I'm In!!!

Jep was officially launched around 5 PM on Tuesday, May 10th. Everything went relatively smooth. I'm delighted with my new Tohatsu motor (will post video later). Thanks to JY3 for helping me launch and drink some beer on the motor over to the slip! Looking forward to a great season!