Friday, January 15, 2021
Also put the final coats of primer on the rudder and at the bottom of the rudder stock. Will start finishing the rest of the stock with varnish tomorrow. We've got rain coming but it will still be warm enough to do the work.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
I want to get it all done by the end of January, which should be very possible, so I can get in the Mango drysuit and do some winter sailing on the Pasquotank River.
Is it just me, or does it feel like we are back in a lock down these days? Maybe just survival mode kicking in.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Friday, January 1, 2021
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
It was not all good for IT'S ALL GOOD, the boat that caught on fire last week. I am surprised they did not tow it away and suspect it will just sink to the bottom of Craford Bay. About a hundred yard another boat sank over a year ago and is still there.
Hope to get out for a New Year's Day sail.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
They will replace the two small Rubbermaid storage boxes that you see port and starboard underneath the coiled lines on SPARTINA. Those boxes probably cost me about $10 each over a decade ago at the hardware store. They have served me well, the one on the port side holding books, the log, anchor lights along with a few other items, and the one to starboard holding the cook kit. They are not at all waterproof and it surprises me to say that in over ten years of doing two to four cruises a year only once have the contents of one box gotten wet.
That was on a sail up the Pamlico River, a gusty day when I was thinking with my stomach more than my brain as I tried to reach a nice little waterfront steak house in Washington, NC. A good all purpose lesson learned: Think with your brain, not your other organs.
- they are waterproof
- take up less space than the boxes
- fit on SPARTINA, with lashings in place, as if they were designed for it
- they are bright orange and will float - if I ever end up in need of rescue I plan to have a bright and easily traceable debris field