Monday, October 15, 2018

San Sebastian

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Chrysler made it up the bumpy road

San Sebastian del Norte

Judy says, "Here we are"


Street of Dirt

Judy leads the Troup

Buying Silver

Saddle Man


Street Scene


Judy notices a little girl

Sweet seniorita


Fog shot

Pink Leaves

Flower and Leaves

Purple and White

Pink Flowers

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Four friends

One of the main objectives was to try this restaurant, the Jardin Nebulosa. They make craft beers so we went for a drink in the afternoon, then returned for dinner. It was very good. Thanks to John and Elinor for suggesting it to us, and thanks to Monica for the tip.

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More Bag Art

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Working on Bags

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Measuring kites

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Pack iy folded

Folded or rolled, you can save space. Compared to a stuffed spinnaker, it takes up half the room this way. We now have five racing spinnakers, and several jibs, plus the cruising sails, (and three mains) we need to save space. If we ever went cruising again, and we weren't planning to come back, with our bigger sail inventory, it would take some creating packing to get all of them into the boat and put away, out of sight and off the cabin sole. We did it before for 55,000 miles, but now we have more sails. Guess we'll stay here.

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Here they are, new bags, make the sails look nice


Dock cart to the boat

I love this bright bag

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sailing Again

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Project Update

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Our project goes on. After the aft cabin we now have been working on the forward cabin.

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Now we tear into the bow

The black hole of Calcutta

Meanwhile, on the deck:

We found a soft spot where the deck was a little bouncy. It wasn't big, and maybe it has been there a long time and we just didn't notice it, but when I did some testing I discovered a large area which was definitely bad inside. It has to be fixed.

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Cut out the bad

When you find softness in the deck, you have to cut it out.

Ugly, Ugly

Rotten, rotten, rotten

Almost cleaned up

Now put in new wood

Top Skin Back on

Preliminary Fairing

Almost Done

Here we have finished the fairing, primered and painted the deck, with antiskid compound, and installed the hatch. When we repaint the whole deck (next Project) it will finish this part.

Starting Starbord Side

So, onward with deck painting. First we painted the winch area near the cockpit.


Painted side deck

Paint Looks Good

Close up

We have a nice texture using Grip-Tex, hopefully this will keep all of our crew onboard this season.

New Winch in Place

The winch revision is complete: We moved the Barient 28 3-speed winches back to the main sheet and installed new (used) Barient 28 two speed winches for the secondaries. This will give us much more power and faster sheeting on the main, and the secondaries never needed to be 3-speed in the first place. In fact we originally had 2-speed winches there. Now we're just back to original.

In this photo the winch drum is sitting alongside the 2-speed winch waiting to be placed on the frame.

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