Monthly Archives: October 2012

10/30/2012 – Getting to the bottom

Today, the yard guys took care of sanding our hull in preparation for new bottom paint.  We had an extensive area along the waterline that showed a lot of surface blistering.  The explanation I got was something about when one … Continue reading

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10/27/2012 – It’s Aliiiiiive!

Don’t know why I should be surprised.  After all, all we did was remove the engine, leave it sitting on the ground (tarped of course) for over a month, change all the cooling system hoses, and paint it.  So why shouldn’t … Continue reading

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10/26/2012 – And now we can steer too.

Well, almost anyway.  Still have to bolt the tiller back on to the rudder but the big news is that the rudder’s once again attached to Siempre Sabado’s hind end. Here’s a shot of the gudgeon with the new Vesconite bushing … Continue reading

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10/24/2012 – Plugging holes

If you remember, at one time we had 8 significant holes in the bottom of the boat: 5 thru-hulls, 2 old transducers removed, and the hole where the prop shaft goes.  Well, as of yesterday, they’re all filled.  If we … Continue reading

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10/23/2012 – Updated post

For all you “head” cases out there, I’ve updated the previous post with some photos and a little bit of commentary.  If head installations don’t do anything for you, you can skip this update and just wait for the next … Continue reading

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10/21/2012 – By Jove! I think we’re going to make it!

I spent all this week working on installing the new Lavac toilet and the associated Y-valves and holding tank.  Not to mention all the hoses to connect everything together.  Didn’t have to deal with any of that with our AirHead … Continue reading

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10/16/2012 – Waiting on Paul

The buzz on the morning net today was all about Hurricane Paul which is veering further eastward than earlier models predicted.  Looks like it’s deteriorated a bit since this morning but it’ll probably still give the Baja peninsula a good … Continue reading

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