Friday, September 26, 2014

Officially Moved Aboard

Since we will be selling our bed tomorrow at our yard sale, these are our new beds.
Looks pretty nice, doesn't it? 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Shark in the Clubhouse

We don't usually see sharks in the Delta, but last Friday night there was one on the buffet table. LOL

Friday, September 19, 2014

Zoom Zoom Zoom

After owning the inflatable for several months, we finally inflated it, test drove it, made a lifting harness, and strapped it on deck.
Here is the happy Captain after the test drive.

Check another item off the list.

Monday, September 15, 2014

TravaSaks

When we first got this boat my Dad had recently gotten rid of his travel trailer. He offered us two TravaSaks, which are basically cute sleeping bags with sheets that Velcro in.
We have used them for quite a while and really like them. They are comfortable and really easy to keep neat. Just zip them up and the bed is made! The only problem is they are pink and we don't have a speck of pink anywhere on the boat, so I wanted to get some new ones.
They are no longer made, so I decided to make my own. It took a while to gather all the materials and now I realize why they were so expensive. For two TravaSaks I needed 10 yards of outer fabric, 10 yards of lining, 1 queen size piece of thin batting, 1 queen size piece of thick batting, 20 yards of Velcro, 4 sleeping bag zippers, and 1 set of king sheets.

I chose a fabric that has an ocean theme to it and picks up the colors we already have on the boat. The sheets are plain white and I got extra pillowcases because when you can't wash sheets, a clean pillowcase can still freshen up your bed.

I'm really pleased with how they came out and know we will get many years of use from them.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Doing The Ha Ha

It's official!
We are signed up for the Ha Ha this year.
The Baja Ha Ha is a Cruisers Rally from San Diego
to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, sponsored by
Latitude 38, a popular magazine here in the
San Francisco Bay area.
Interested? Check it out here.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

At The Encinal Yacht Club

Jacques from Reliance Marine Electronics came to our boat this morning and worked his magic, so our "SeaTalk" is now communicating properly with the other electronics and we have an autopilot again. He also verified proper installation of the other equipment and ran through our systems with us.
We have enjoyed our little visit here at the Encinal Yacht Club, but we think we are ready to head home tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

SAILING AGAIN!



And it was good.

Done at the Rigger's


It looks like we are finally done here at the  rigging shop. Our mainsail had in-the-mast furling before, so they have had to make a new tack fitting, run reefing lines, run a new outhaul, and have our hydraulic unit overhauled. They have also created a tack pennant for the gennaker and adjusted the rigging.
And miracle of miracles, we may actually go sailing this afternoon!

"Shock Wave" is on the dock in front if us. We look like an ad for North Sails and Easom Racing; "From go-fast race boats to traditional cruisers, we handle them all."