Monthly Archives: August 2009

Geez! What happened to the waterline?

After being back at the old home place for almost a week longer than planned, we’re finally back at the boat for good.  Came over with a carload of stuff. The good news is that it all fit on the … Continue reading

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Sail mods..how hard can it be?

Says right there in that old article I saved from a long ago issue of Cruising World: “Beginning with only basic sewing skills, this author converted his hank-on headsail to work with new roller furling gear.  Here’s how you can … Continue reading

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About that "Open Boat"…

I know that we told a bunch of you that we were going to have an "Open Boat" in Newport sometime before we left so that anyone who wanted to could come over and get a close-up look at our … Continue reading

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Back on the hill for a week or so

Communications may be sparse for the next week. We're back at the old home place (now referred to correctly as "Cody's house") to get some big projects done. Before we left the boat on Sunday we managed to get the … Continue reading

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Up the mast and can the fish

Got a call from Englund Marine yesterday morning. Our rigging was ready! I headed to town to get it, hauled it back to the boat, spread it out on the dock and measured it to see if it was right … Continue reading

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The end (beginning) may just be in sight

Seems like things are beginning to wrap up and we may very well make our self-imposed deadline of getting started south by the end of August. Let's see…what's been happening? Windvane: We got hauled out at River Bend again yesterday. … Continue reading

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WATER!

Hot damn!  Got the watermaker working.  Made 28 gallons of fresh RO drinking water from Yaquina Bay water yesterday.  My previous problems were caused by a sticky check valve inside the Clark pump, which the tech guy at Spectra explained … Continue reading

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