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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DJ Saxony in Da House

Saxony is way too humble to brag about this, so I have to do it for her, but she is quite the talented DJ. She will kill me for writing this but it’s all very true. Friends and family who have the privilege of spending time with her quickly realize she is in charge of the music. At home, on…

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Why oh why?

Peter (previous boat owner) sent me his favourite passage from Homer’s Odyssey. As he says, as appropriate now as it was in 750 B.C. “Why are you are preparing your ship’s sails Odysseus? We have everything you need here. Why do you wish to leave?” asked the despot of the Lotus-eaters. “There is something more I need…” answered Odysseus (aka Ulysses).…

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Shift

It’s easy to lose sight of the end goal when deep in the middle of a major boat project. Or maybe it’s the time of year, and the way it affects my psyche. It’s been raining really hard here in Vancouver. The days are still short. Dark, grey, cold, wet, that pretty much sums up the last few months. But…

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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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