Monday, April 03, 2006

Black Magic Sunday; the Etchells sails on Elephant Butte Lake

Pick a number, any number ... After Carol Anne got a park ranger to do the hull inspection (and comment, "That's one bad-ass boat!"), New Mexico's motor vehicle department gave Carol Anne new registration numbers instead of having us keep the old California numbers.

Sail up and drawing! Crew still needs to learn a lot of the finer adjustments ... and there are quite a few of them on an Etchells. But, Black Magic is on the move.

The skipper getting ready to work on her boat and take it out for the first time ever. The motor remained unused all day and Carol Anne got a compliment on her docking upon the return to the marina. Sunday, April 2, 2006, Rock Canyon Marina, Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico.


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