Category «Fun»

Holiday Weekend R & R

Includes sniffing boats at the Victoria Classic Boat Festival. Damn inspiring stuff. We are reminded how we plan to have ZERO topside varnish. While we can appreciated nice varnished teak, our varnishing days are over (in this life at least).

Annual Pressure Washer Weekend

If anything so I can at least make a post to the blog… This year, the wash extends beyond the boat to the new finish shop. The finish shop is getting most of the attention this summer as we get it ready for work. A new roof was recently installed and the exterior is now …

Canadian Silver

The mizzen mast compression post will be fitted soon. This provides an opportunity for more superstition. Recall we fitted an American Eagle silver coin at the base of the main mast compression post, for luck, to prevent the mast from falling down. We are doing similar with the mizzen mast, but with a 2013 Canadian …

American Silver

Anyone who has worked on sailboats long enough knows about the superstition of placing coins at the base of the mast for good luck. The good luck is to keep the mast from coming down. I went ahead and placed an american silver eagle coin at the base of the main compression post. 2006 american …

OPBs

Other Peoples Boats Many heartfelt thanks to our friends Larry, Diane and Ron, who invited the Admiral and I for ten days aboard Capt. Ron’s sailboat in the BVI. We got a taste of the ‘dark side’ on Ron’s spacious Robertson & Caine Leopard 4500 Catamaran. And easy 8-9 knots in a moderate breeze. And …

How Hard Can It Be?

DIY Cable Master Shore Power Cord Management A company called Glendinning Products makes this thing called a Cable Master. Targeted and the marine and RV market, it provides a handy way to deploy and stow your shore power cable. I don’t know about most boaters, but when we prepare to leave the dock for an …

Happy Holidays

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday. About this time deep thought is given to the projects forthcoming for the next year. Look for a post on New Year’s day about the “planned boat projects for the coming year ramblings.” Around this time I like to plug other internet resources I have enjoyed and followed. These …

Winging It

With not much happening on the Westsail these past couple weeks (mostly shop work), thought I would post something fun. BMW/Oracle Racing Unveils World’s Largest Rigid Wingsail In San Diego, yesterday, America’s Cup contender BMW/Oracle racing unveiled a new rigid wingsail for their BOR90 trimaran. This was a big event in the world of sailing …