Monday, February 24, 2014

Snaggle Tooth Sailing - Again!

snaggle tooth sailing in the bahamas with jib and mizzen no main
Jib unfurled, mizzen hoisted.  Left main down as at that point
of sail, the jib acted as a wind shadow.
What is snaggletooth sailing?  It’s when we unfurl our jib and hoist our mizzen sail, leaving a gap – a snaggle tooth – between them.

The good news is, last year it was because we blew out two of our primary sails (click here to read about that misadventure), our jib and our main, and were forced to rely on our backup jib and tiny mizzen sail, with a motor that was unsafe to run for extended periods.

This time it’s by choice! 

Location, Location
Feb 24, 2014. BAHAMAS. Prescheduled from  Black Point, Great Guana Cay, Exumas (N24.10.937  W.76.24.291). By the time you read this, we'll be anchored at  a TBD isolated harbor further South on Great Guana Cay (no internet).
Quiescence, on the other hand, was far less sedate.
They blew past us like we were standing still.


  1. It is called "jib and jigger". Excellent balance and a much better ride. As I always like to say "If you want to go faster, Go Delta". With frozen toes and ice pellets in the forecast, I am really enjoying your writing and pictures. Ken and Debra

  2. Thanks Ken & Debra; "jib & jigger." Cool. Ummm not to rub it in or anything, but once we hit the Exumas, it's been pretty consistent 70s to 80s. The Abacos are getting pounded a bit but we're just fine here. If you can't be here, I recommend tropical drinks with little umbrellas and one room with a space heater cranking... and a plan for when to leave. Just sayin' we had our inspiration for being here (Everett WA in 3 spectacularly bad winters in a row -- and we were only there 18 months;)). Seriously, though, thanks!