21 April 2013
Sailing at last (28.8nm)
The outboard well blanking plate works, but is quite hard to get in. It floats, which makes it quite hard to push into place. It is needed. With the well open, there is a huge sloshing about of water. It seems to take about half a knot off the speed if open. Space is very tight to get it in and out. I shall use it this season and decide whether to continue with it next year, or go back to the flaps.