I launched Central Air, my Catalina 22, in mid-June, and I've been having a blast with her ever since. My first sail was singlehanded (yup, and I didn't hit a thing,) and I enjoyed it that evening sail so much that I stayed out until way after dark.
Being an ardent multi-tasker, I spent a good part of the evening with the Tiller Tamer locked down while I worked on prying off the existing coaming box trim. I'm going to replace the busted wood trim with the replacement plastic trim from Catalina Direct. I'm not a big fan of plastic trim on boats, but I'm making an exception here. (Oh my gosh - This is my first boat with coaming boxes in the cockpit, and I love them! They really appeal to my sense of a place for everything and everything in its place.)
The Tiller Tamer also came in handy while sailing in the dark, when I made a few spider patrols to shine my flashlight over the transom and then dispatch each newly-discovered creepy-crawly with my tennis-racket-bug-zapper. UGH - where do they all come from, and why are they so freaking huge? I know that you all don't like it when I wantonly kill innocent spiders, but I'm feeling a teeny bit pleased with myself for being a big girl and going sailing by myself at night. The only reason I haven't done so before is my spider-related sense of complete dread.
Oh... also... my boat? She is fast.