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Thread: Engine Fail - Tacking to the Marina

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Default Engine Fail - Tacking to the Marina

    I had an engine fail yesterday while sailing in the South Bay. A few squalls rolled through to add to the timing of a sail only approach to the Sierra Point Marina, and of course the tide was low. It was a bit of slow slog upwind.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008


    After years of sailing in an out of Santa Cruz harbor, I never understood why they set that channel so close to dead upwind, .
    One Tuesday night beer can, with gusts in the 40's, I couldn't make the turn at #7 with just the reefed main, so down it came, and the storm jib went up. Only problem was I dropped the jib's sail bag outside the sea wall; going back for it almost pulled me and my boat hook off the boat.

    Welcome back Brian.

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