unhappy boat

if SWEET PEA were a pet, child or spouse protective services would have taken her from me many months ago. it has been 14 months since SWEET PEA has been in the water.  last August i hauled her to Colorado and she was parked next to the Sage Marine shop in the boat yard. i … More unhappy boat

Eagle Harbor trip

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

Late September ’09 trip to McMicken Island and Jerrell Cove

Much of Puget Sound shoreline is developed ‘city’ with once tree lined shores now filled with ‘water view’ homes. The waters South of Tacoma Narrows, ‘South Sound’, are not as developed and those shores with homes are not as densely packed. One can still get a feeling of ‘being with nature’ when cruising these waters. … More Late September ’09 trip to McMicken Island and Jerrell Cove

Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 3: applying 4200 and cleanup

It is always fun to drill holes in you boat … not! Re-drilling the holes took only a few minutes.  Be sure to drill the hole ‘straight’ in relation to the curve on the desk.  I conducted a ‘dry fit’ of the hardware to confirm the holes are correctly placed.  I did fine and everything fit perfectly! … More Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 3: applying 4200 and cleanup

Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 1: cabintop handrails and cleats

I have no idea if SWEET PEA’s deck hardware has even been removed and rebedded.  From the looks of the boat I believe that almost all items have been in place since Jerry Montgomery, SWEET PEA’s builder, completed her in 1983. It was clear that some, if not all, of the handrail bolts were leaking.  There were water stains … More Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 1: cabintop handrails and cleats