I watched a webinar that featured a solution to chafing and creaking reefing lines by using a hook that grabs the clew of the sail and holds it without tension on the reefing line. Now how to get that on Gemeaux?
We consume lots and lots of soda water. Buying and storing soda water in cans/plastic bottles, and even refilling a SodaStream machine, wasn’t working for us. We needed to up our game so I learned how to build our own carbonator.
A catamaran, unlike a monohull, can overturn and not return right side up, prompting manufacturers to include escape hatches to exit an upside down boat. All this is well and good until the lens detaches from the frame…
While I’ve owned a number of boats in the last 50 years, this boat has lots of new things to learn and challenges to solve. Perhaps things I’ve learned could help others, perhaps others could help me learn more.
We arrived in mainland Europe in August 2022 and have been on a fast pace to cover 1200 miles from Portugal, Spain, Corsica, and Sardinia to arrive in Sicily by October 1st. We we will leave Gémeaux for the winter while we return to CA and then resume sailing in the spring of 2023.