Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halyard upgrades are done

Last Halyard installed

 three clutches at cabin top winch with fairleads
 temporary placement of organizer
mast exit box just fits the line

Thursday, October 2, 2014

new mainsail and new halyards for fore and spin installed just need to replace sheave in mast exit box
to install the main halyard for cockpit control

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Last splice they seem to get better each time. The splice is core to core 14 inches each side with the cover buried in the dyneema for additional 8 1/4 inches.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Had a 10' piece of 3/16 amsteel so what to do ... Soft shackles
Two short shackles with Diamond knot and one long heavy duty with button knot

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

 Our sailing 2014 so far


Winter Cove Saturna Island
Boat Pass

Boat Pass

Winter Cove Saturna Island

Clam Bay between Thetis and Kuper Islands

Clam Bay between Thetis and Kuper Islands

Lasqueti Island

Lasqueti Island

Lasqueti Island

Lasqueti Island

Tribune Bay Hornby Island

Tribune Bay Hornby Island

Tribune Bay Hornby Island
the morning after 35+ knots wind





Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Getting a new mainsail made up by http://www.precisionsailloft.com/ a new sail maker in town
their price was the best by far compared to other lofts in town

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Working on the boat today got to get the wiring for battery charging sorted out
good news it was a bad wire on the regulator now charging fine.
Why Mercury doesn't use tinned wire I'll never know.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New sailing season is upon us
Trips:
  • planning to hit desolation sound this summer will be doing 3 weeks starting June 01

Projects:
  • Remove old diesel engine
  • New Oak flooring in cabin
  • halyard change out replacing wire / wire to rope with Dyneema and runner tails
  • all halyards to cabin top
  • foresail downhaul

I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over”
― John Masefield, Sea Fever: Selected Poems
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