Workshop Projects

We have been working very, very hard on Leela as of late. Big life changes happening as well, subjects for another post coming soon. Who knew that buying a 38-year-old forest of teak boat was so much work? We actually do enjoy the work very much. It’s a  change for me to be doing manual work as opposed to crunching…

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Sail Removal – Easy Peasy!

We’re only 2 weeks away from the boat going in dry storage for the final 2 months of the refit! Some of our waterproofing projects require a dry dock and that’s impossible to achieve with the boat being outside in the Pacific Northwest. And of course, they don’t have covered storage tall enough to handle our boat with a 50′…

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Battle of the Bilge

It was a battle for the ages. An instant classic. We suited up in our white bunny suits, armed ourselves with TSP, scrubbers of all shapes and sizes, water pumps, ShopVacs and all the swearwords in our vocabularies and got to work cleaning the bilge. And that was one naaasssty bilge. Dang girl, what have you been doing all these years? 35 years…

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Contortionist

That’s what you have to be to work in the engine compartment of Leela. And I assume most other sailboats under 40′ as well. We are back from winter holidays, we visited my dad, Nadya and Tamara at Casa Lavia in Akumal, Mexico. It felt good to be away from work, in the sun, doing active things. If all goes…

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