younger wrote: »
9 pages over 5 1/2 months about getting ready to go 60 miles to an island for the weekend. Lol.
Compleat wrote: »
Well I guess mr. Younger failed to see the other six or seven threads that branched off this one for each trip we have taken during these short term preps... Shame, he missed out on several tuna beat downs and obscene stacks of wahoo. Along that way he missed a few billfish and slob dolphin too...
Sorry its not the Bahamathon or Chubathon threads but these have all been short ones being usually a week or so long. Prep for them is just as important as it is for the long trips. Just different.
9 pages and one dig from someone stuck in Jersey snow and gloom. I guess I can live with it. Todays topic was gonna be "Wheels". You know those metal things that go round and round to push your boat. Bringing a spare set? I flip flop on this topic. While I believe in being prepared, the best prevention from banging a wheel is knowing where you are going . This run is a regular one I make and don't know that shoving 300 pounds of nibral art back in a weight sensitive hold is necessary. Mirage, the 43 Viking was real weight sensitive and bringing them not only changed how the boat ran but burned more fuel. This boat I just don't know that well. What I do know is that we have had ongoing issues below deck aft with plumbing, pumps, etc and these wheels would be very much in the way if we have to access that area.
I mentioned above that knowing where you are is best prevention. Is it flawless? No. I have had a blade just shear off. I've had shafts shear in which case just a spare wheel isn't gonna help. I've even had the shackle break on the anchor in the pulpit and drop it so I could cleanly smack it at 25 knots... So while the wheels have not been stowed for this trip, I don't know if its gonna stay that way...