July/August 2010 Sailing Trip — Day 25

I can’t leave well enough alone…always something else I want to get done. Today, while Barbara was collecting laundry and going up to the house to use the washer and dryer, I was putting stuff away all over the boat…especially tools, which tend to end up scattered all over hell’s half acre.

While some of […]

July/August 2010 Sailing Trip — Day 23

Today was a pretty long day, but we got a bunch of stuff accomplished.

First, we decided to go ahead and drill the holes for two more padeyes in the cockpit; these are on the larger, unvented locker on the port side of the cockpit. After drilling the holes, we started cleaning the surfaces, both […]

July/August 2010 Sailing Trip — Day 22

It’s started to get hard to remember what day of the week and what date “day n” is. Today is Monday, August 16, and it’s day 22 of our trip.

Last December, when we were motoring back to Clearwater Beach from Ft. Myers Beach, the autopilot clutch started popping “out of gear”. We have a […]

July/August 2010 Trip To The Boat

For a variety of reasons, including an overwhelming load in our Sheltie Rescue of Utah responsibilities and Jim’s knee surgery (repair of a torn left lateral meniscus), it’s been several months since we’ve been able to travel to Florida to sail or work on Dream SeQueL. Finally, though, the planets aligned in our favor and […]