Done enough

Boat work is never really completed – one must get to a point that the important things are done (ie, safety related) and many of the others are ‘mostly complete’.  I’ve reached this stage. The bottom painting is complete, electrical system is upgraded, rudder gudgeon rebedded, hull and topsides buffed & waxed, trailer reconditioned, standing … More Done enough

The Curve of Time

A well regarded series of stories by M. Wylie Blanchet is known by most sailors that travel the Salish Sea.  The stories cover Wylie’s adventures, and some miss-adventures, traveling the northern reaches of the Strait of Georgia to just North of Vancouver Island.  She traveled this area in the 1920s and 1930s in a small … More The Curve of Time

A place to sit

Still waiting for many boat parts to arrive so I’ve been doing tasks as I can. I tried to find replacement parts for the old boat potti; but no pieces are available – not a surprise as it is likely the potti is a ’83 like the boat.  In order to save a few bucks, … More A place to sit

Ship’s stores

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

wax on – wax off

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

Be safe out there!

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!