Friday, September 26, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
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
Thursday, September 4, 2014
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
And miracle of miracles, we may actually go sailing this afternoon!