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Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11, 2010-Mini Sea Trial

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Heading out for a mini sea trial

The next time we untie the dock lines in Thailand we won't be coming back.

We've now got two weeks until we leave Thailand to begin our voyage to Africa.

It's time for some sea trials.

Not that we have a lot of new systems to test out or that Wings is unproven, it's just that we know better than to depart for Africa after sitting at the dock for several months.

Shit happens.

So to see what might go wrong we went out for a short sea trial.

A "Mini Sea Trial".

Just a little trip to Phang Nga Bay, do a little sailing, do a little motoring, test everything, fix what is broken, then come home feeling a little more prepared for the big departure.

It went well. Oh, we had a few bugs, and fixed them all, but mostly it was an uneventful trip.

That's the way we like it.

Now we are back at the dock in Yacht Haven and counting down to the big cast off.

Next time we have to take the dock lines with us.

Click here for some photos from our sea trial.

Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Phuket, Thailand

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