My first overnight trip on SWEET PEA, my ‘new to me’ Montgomery 17 sailboat, was to/from Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Is., WA. I departed from Des Moines Marina on May 8, 2009, and returned on May 9. Here is a video about the trip (sorry it took my over half a year to report on the trip) … More Eagle Harbor trip
Beginning of a record setting heat wave in Seattle. I have two days off work and decide to enjoy some natural air conditioning – Puget Sounds mid-50 degree waters! Departure is from the soon to be closed sling launch at Des Moines Marina. One of the two launches is broken and will not be repaired. … More Des Moines to Dockton
When purchasing SWEET PEA I was very aware that her trailer, built by Trailrite (update: Trailrite is no longer in business as of 2015), was needing renovation. All parts were heavily rusted. I did check to confirm that the frame was still sound. I sling-launched SWEET PEA at Des Moines Marina (Des Moines, WA) a few days after her purchase (NOTE: this … More Trailer Renovation – Rust to Shine
Here is a video of my first sail on my new to me boat SWEET PEA – I launched the boat at Des Moines Marina, WA, and sailed around a bit outside the breakwater towards Point Robinson.