Some of you may have noticed we sort of fell off the internet. This is not quite true. A few things came up to distract us. Continue reading “about these minor distractions…”
Hella big day. Splashed the boat. It did not sink. I am effing ecstatic.
After weeks of false starts, there is a chance for me to get over to the island and splash the boat. But the insurance company is not open on the stat holiday, so I cannot get the license required to pull the trailer on the road. Continue reading “Augh!”
The single most-important upgrade we identified for our last boat was a #dodger. When beating to windward it gives you a spot out of the wind and spray. Motoring through a windless, rainy day keeps the rain out of the cabin while letting fresh air below. On a chill, damp morning you can slide open the companionway hatch without fear, and stand there sipping the morning caffeine, enjoying the silence. Continue reading “Boat canvas”
It is not sous-vide, but I decided to try a cooking technique described by a small boat sailor: an omelet prepared with a minimum of dishes on a small gimballed stove. It worked, with some caveats.
The plan, week before last, was to go to Vancouver Island and, if the back yard were somewhat dried out, pull the boat down to a nearby ramp and test-launch.
Instead, the water came to greet us, tried to drag us down to a nearby beach, and test launch the car.
…just as a follow up to the last post, my application has arrived in their mail room. Not that I am anxiously following this process, or have the myriad of “where is my application in the process?” contact methods bookmarked. No, not that. Uh-uh. <fingers drum desktop>
There are a lot of boat naming myths. And re-naming myths.
But there are a few laws.
I am currently trying to register my boat in Canada, and discovering this. Continue reading “Boat names”
I have been considering and reconsidering all the things I would love to do with the West Wight Potter 19 #WWP19. Two or three ideas which I think would do the most to make the boat a truly useful long-distance cruiser require substantial alteration to the cabin.
But then, thinking more about it, such changes are probably not a good idea. Continue reading “Boat fantasies”
Yesterday we drove down to the southern end of the Kitsap Peninsula to retrieve a little trailerable sailboat. It was more an adventure than initially planned with weather, schedules, and traffic all conspiring against us. Plus, of course, it is nearly Solstice, so here in the northern hemisphere it was dark when we left, got up to a brightness of gloomy, before retreating back to dark with regions of light-to-thick fog. Continue reading “No longer boatless”