We noticed two of the sailboats head out to the big lake. Shortly afterward one of them returned. We lowered our outboard onto the dingy with the main halyard and headed over to say hi and see what the deal was before riding into the town of
The captain of the Pearson 36 said that they decided not to tackle the 20+ knot winds head on and they could wait another day before heading west toward
The next day we sailed the short 12 miles to Little Sodus Bay passing impressive sandy cliffs and trying to catch the light breeze from behind in our sails. As Mary recommended we anchored in
Today we decided to take a slip at the Fair Haven Yacht Club. We needed to look at our water tank once again. After only 3 days we were out of water! What is this puzzle all about? There are two questions: does the tank leak and how much water does it really hold? Mr. Science was all over this one. We timed how long it took to fill our 5 gallon jerry can; 100 seconds. This means, in theory, that it will take 10 minutes to fill our 30+ gallon flexible water tank. Ok. Let’s begin. We remove all of the bedding and cushions, take out the sails stored under the v-birth and remove the water tank. We empty all of the water, use the GPS as a timer, ready – set – go! 5 minutes into the experiment we couldn’t position the tank on the deck to hold any more water. This approach clearly wasn’t going to work. We did observe that the fittings were not leaking so back into the boat she goes. This time Scott was able to fill 7 ½ minutes worth of water when the fill hose filled with water. Gots to mean that the tank is full, but not with the 30+ gallons advertised. So how much water does the tank really hold? This is your math problem for the day.
Tomorrow we leave at the crack of dawn, really, and head to
Gracie awaiting her share of snacks. Yes that is smoked white fish she is eyeing.
Scott enjoying a beautiful sunset with the fishermen.
The cliffs on the way to Sodus Bay.