|14th December 2007, 07:52 AM||#1|
Dream Team - School Guru
Join Date: Aug 2006
Back on the Water
I wish to thank all of you for your good wishes and indulgence while I recovered from getting the new heart valve.
But now I'm back, with lower blood pressure and far more energy.
I took the new Futura 133 out this afternoon with a 2008 5.6 m2 Sailworks Hucker sail
rigged on a 430 Backbone mast.
I'm feeling a few muscles that haven't been used since before the surgery, but I sailed about 8 runs of 1/2 mile each, got going pretty good, and almost managed to plane through a couple of jibes. Only had to pump once or twice and the board was only off plane for about 10 feet.
I did fall in a couple of times (Bad Roger...!) but I guess that's to be expected with the amount of time I've had off the water.
So, I'm back, I have the Futura 133 and Kombat 105 to figure out and test.
I'm heading to Florida for Christmas (Pine Island/Fort Myers area) so I should be pretty much back in shape by the end of the year if there's any wind in Florida while I'm there.
So, please ask away here on the forum.
|14th December 2007, 11:02 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Glad to hear you're doing so well. Please give my best to the Pine Island gals.
ps. now you know what us northerners have to deal with being off the water for months at a time