January 23, 2011
On our way to Bequia (Beck-way) from Union Island in the SE Caribbean Sea, Kathy hailed us on the VHF and said, “Something’s flying off your forestay that looks like it could get tangled in your rigging.”
Turns out the “pendant” was from the trailing edge of the genoa. There’s an adjustment line there that is contained in a tube that is sewn to the sail (similar to a hem on a pillowcase). In certain wind directions that trailing edge will flutter and you can elimimate that flutter by going to the bow and tensioning that line.
The pocket came unsewn and was streaming in the wind like a pendant.
Pendant flying or not, Moody Blues (Catalina 50) is still a damn good sail boat.
This photo of Moody Blues half-buried by the sea, gives you a good idea of the swell size.
KATHY NUDING s/v INDIGO
~Kathy, thank you for these terrific shots of Moody Blues~