June 20th, early evening: Taz at the fuel dock in Nanaimo Boat Basin. Here we took on 125 litres of marine diesel at about a (Canadian) buck a litre. (That's about $4/gal CDN, for Yankee readers.) This was probably only my fourth or fifth dock approach, and Taz weighs twice as much as the last boat I sailed regularly (a Cal 31); so I am more than a trifle nervous coming alongside large fixed objects, particularly when there's an audience (and with Taz, there's always an audience). However, it all went smoothly... and I appreciated sincerely her unusually small turning radius (for her size and weight) when it was time to leave.
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