Baggy Wrinkles

Baggy Wrinkles
S/V Nautica, Hull #614, Built at Whitby Boatworks Ltd., Ontario, Canada 1977, one of the most recognizeable Carl Alberg designs. A masthead sloop displacing 9000 lbs, keel hull, Yanmar 15 hp diesel, LOA 30.27 Beam 8.75, Draft 4.29, roller furling headsail, tiller, berths for 4, interior teak bulkheads, teak cap rail and cockpit teak coamings, 12 volt lighting, aluminum mast support, Harken self tailing winches, in its day was designed for customers as a Cruiser-Racer, the Alberg 30 remains a Classic design of the modest Alberg inventory.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

BaggyWrinkles is taking to the hard.  As the lake drawdown has finally reached its lowest point, launching her will not be possible.  And frankly, with the reduction of nearly seven feet of water depth, this  man-made lake of some 77 square miles and 500 miles of shoreline, has many shallow areas that are better avoided during this time.  Well, at least for sailors. 

The chart below is from the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company which administers the lake power and levels.  As I stated earlier, there are reasons for drawing the lake down and the results are dramatic.  The drawdown stabilized at about 350 feet:

And so this is what it looks like when the plug is pulled on the lake!  Power company says that by 1 January they will begin refilling our pond.  Yay