While waiting for boat parts to arrive, so I can continue SWEET PEA’s recommissioning and improvements, I have been enjoying one of my favorite non-sailing activities – reading. Late last year an acquaintance, Dave Bacon, published his second book ‘Sailing From Behind the Curve’. Dave is an absolutely top-notch sailor. He knows his stuff. I’ve … More Sailing From Behind the Curve
I’m not in a part of the country that is known for sailing, or really boating. Denver does have a sailing/boating community but the local stores don’t see enough business to stock necessary items – even the local West Marine is REALLY bad about stocking. I seem to have purchased the last 3M Restorer & … More Maintenance, Cleaning and thinking
For my upcoming 2018 many months Salish Sea trip, could be up to five months on the water, I need to figure out what which ship’s stores are really needed v. what I want – I have seventeen feet of boat, that will also be shared with a cat, to carry all the stuff. I must … More Ship’s stores
Waiting for boat parts to arrive so I’ve taken advantage of the recent warm days here in Denver (65+ degrees in March!?) to make Sweet Pea look pretty. After about six hours her hull is again shiny! I really like 3M’s Marine Restorer & Wax product (#09005). I’ve used this for 10+ years and find it great for … More wax on – wax off
I try very hard to be safety conscious and especially so when sailing. Most of the time I’m sailing alone, in this case Momma Kitty doesn’t count as being a crew member as she, though good at many things, still hasn’t mastered how to helm the boat – something about not having opposable thumbs. I’m … More Be safe out there!