Wednesday 7th, 2008.
Low 80's F, slack before high tide, but no wind. Take a lunch break from my Chester project meetings and go for a sail. In reality a drift with the incoming tide to the airport with just enough air stirring to maintain steerage. Not enough wind to sail back to the marina against the tide so drop sails and motor. The old Volvo MD1 chugs reliably, but maybe not much longer, the water jacket has several cracks and leaks that I have plugged with Gorilla glue. This year I think it will be time for a new motor.