This video is one minute of sailing versus five months of boat work. A familiar ratio? Why do we do this? Why, whilst grinning along with spray flying, does the mind turn immediately to more things to do upon return to the dock? After so many years I begin to think of it as a pathology.
I put on the 90 percent jib because it's so easy to tack when alone on board. And it's really a delight. The conditions in the video were 2-foot wind chop and
Updated 05-17-2013 at 07:58 PM by Christian Williams
It's always been kind of a long and awkward step up from the dinghy to the transom top.
I picked up this used ladder at a swap meet a while back, and it looked like it just might be a possible fit for our style of stern.
Once in a while "the magic works" and luck was truly with me! It fits with no modifications.
I used some spare pieces of G10 laminate to create some 4" X 5" backup plates on the inside, so it should be strong.
Updated 05-13-2013 at 12:23 AM by Loren Beach
We now have five coats on the bulkhead and also on the teak trim we just reinstalled a couple days ago. Teak-plugging all those holes will have to wait for next winter. Too many other immediate-need projects moving to the front burner before vacation cruising.
And yes, the upper trim piece still needs to be reattached.
The varnish is really not a great "shine" but it (mostly) passes the five-foot-test.
The new-old-stock Origo 6000 range that I scored
Updated 05-07-2013 at 11:40 PM by Loren Beach
When it comes to providing shade for the cockpit, a cover connecting a stern bimini to a dodger is most popular here in Los Angeles. Many modern widebodied cruising boats have both those appendages, which in order to provide walk-under space can begin to resemble a new cityscape in Dubai, and give even a fairly sleek boat the profile of Kon-tiki. But it seems to me that the 32-3 is too small for a proper dodger, which would interfere with entry to the cockpit. And although the sun is strong in Southern
Updated 05-07-2013 at 11:22 AM by Christian Williams
The first sewing project was a cover for a wooden pram, to be supported fore and aft using the mast as a ridge pole. I measured the boat and allowed for a 2-inch hem for shock cord under the gunwales. After studying random instructional videos at sailrite.com I purchased #18 needles and V-92 thread for my Singer 237. The sailrite videos are far (far, far, far!) from Hollywood quality, but excellent on method and techniques. After ordering Sunbrella fabric I had to call the company because the bill
Updated 05-10-2013 at 01:58 PM by Christian Williams