I Like Your Jib!
Yesterday I was on Sparkle Plenty readying her for a shake down sail to make certain all was in place before taking on passengers. Inside the salon I had just changed from jeans into shorts when I hear a female voice, "I like your jib!"
Shit, I thought. Someone caught me changing into my sailing shorts and likes my jib? Hahahahaha, the little voice in my head cried out.
I climbed up onto the deck and there was Leslie, a college age female who works each summer at the marina.
Me: You like my what?
Leslie: Your furling jib. I love it.
Me: Oh. Yeah, a furling jib a good thing. Would like a furling mainsail. It would make single handing the boat a lot easier. Have you sailed much?
Leslie: Naw, I haven't sailed for a while (typical answer I get from most who I put this question to).
Me: You're welcome to come sailing anytime. There's always room for more.
Leslie went back to her marina duties and I returned to readying the boat for sailing. As I watched her walk down the dock I thought to myself that back in the college days young ladies made over other attributes I had. Never did I think there would be a day when a twenty something lady would be taken with the furling jib on my sailboat.
If Leslie does come sailing I wonder if she will squeal with delight when I unfurl the jib? I should get that on video.