Stormy weather!

After a mostly calm day, we had a little storm hit Austin and Lake Travis around 18:30 on May 28, the regular Memorial Day weekend storm for the area. I recorded a maximum true wind speed at the top of the mast of 70.3kts, that’s 80.845mph for you landlubbers!

Ripple handled it like the seaworthy vessel that she is, the only damage was when my Berkey water filter fell across the galley as the boat was on quite a heel! Luckily, Berkey is having a sale on replacement parts this weekend!

Dock F appeared to drag it’s anchors and actually kissed dock E. Luckily I am hearing no reports of damage to boats or people. The crew here at Sail and Ski Yacht Club was on the job immediately after the wind died down putting everything back in place and had everything ready for the Memorial Day weekend by daybreak.

Mardi Gras Storm

We had a little cold front here in Texas this year.

Monday February 15, 2021, the temperature dropped to 9.1°f @ 8:09am with a wind chill of -6.8°f @ 8:48am here on Lake Travis in Central Texas.

I measured 9″ of snow in the cockpit on Ripple, and
5.75″ in the middle of the dock!

Ripple weathered the storm quite well, keeping me warm and toasty below deck!

Of course I took a few photos, here’s a sampling

February 15, 2021

SV Ripple on Lake Travis Texas during the Mardi Gras storm of 2021. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

The view from Ripple

Sail and Ski Yacht Club parking lot during the Mardi Gras storm of 2021. Lake Travis, Texas February 15, 2021 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Sail and Ski Yacht Club parking lot

February 14, 2021

Please join me on Ripple when the weather warms back up!