Date 2018-12-27 Departure Time 12:15 Location Shilshole Bay Crew David, Markus, Oliver and Beau Oliver and I arrived early to prep the boat. The deck and hardware had gotten a bit green so we did a bit of scrubbing. When David and Mark arrived we dropped the outboard in and warmed it up. Took two […]
I think I have just one thing on my bucket list and it’s going on a high latitude sailing expedition. 59º North and the operation behind it is the reason the internet exists. We’ve sailed almost 1,000 miles south from Svalbard and yet the temperature and the weather remains much the same. Grey, overcast skies, light […]
I’d like to spend more time in these cold winter months on the boat. That means figuring out some heating. I found this post on five different heating options. Number five seemed like the best option: head South.
We had our first sail of 2018 last week. I did some maintenance to the main and headsail and still had to slide the battens in before hoisting the main halyard. Winds were pretty light from the north. We were doing four knots in the water upwind and peaked just under five heading down. A […]
Nirvana’s sails have seen better days. Today I pulled down the headsail so I could patch up the sailcover. I think it’s seen just a little too much UV and the threads were starting to go. I did what I could with the household Singer but couldn’t get everything finished before I broke all the […]
So I’m buying the second half of my boat now. Here’s to owning a whole boat! Now all of the things that need to be fixed are my complete responsibility.
On the last sail I saw a tear in the leech of the mainsail I hadn’t noticed before. It follows the top edge of one of the batten pockets. It looks like this batten pocket has been ripped and sewn back on. There was a temporary piece of nylon tape holding it together. I ordered some […]
I hope to be taking some multi-day cruising adventures so I’ve been diving into books. Plain Sailing by Dallas Murphy If you’ve already had your first sail in a dinghy this book has been great in going past “the basics” when it comes to sail trim and points of sail. I really enjoyed Plain Sailing and it […]
My name is now on the title of a Clark Boat’s San Juan 7.7 Bermuda rigged fractional sloop named Nirvana. As a proud boat owner I now get to fix all the broken things on it. Maybe I’ll even sail it! I hope this is the beginning of some grand adventures in the Salish Sea.