Category Archives: Preparation Details

Watermaker complete!

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After two weeks of installation, we finally have fresh water being made from salt water!

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Visit to Hansen Rigging

We made it over to see Glenn again on August 19-20 to have him finish up some last minute projects including a bowsprit on the bowsprit for a spinnaker, and a couple of added clutches for the fore guys for … Continue reading

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February 23 thru May 30, 2014 Major Upgrades!

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Cool Change all polished and ready to be splashed We brought Cool Change over to Hansen Rigging in Alameda on February 23, 2014.  There she sat in the water at their docks until May 9, when we motored her over … Continue reading

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January, 2014 Boat Projects, SF Boat Show, and Project Planning

After a brief flight up to Seattle for a few days to visit our son Drew, we drove to Cool Change on our way back from the airport to spend a few more days with her.  Rick’s 2014 vacation day … Continue reading

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April 13, 14, 27, 28 Celestial Navigation

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There is nothing quite so glorious to me as the ability to determine exactly where I am in the world by simply measuring the angle between the horizon and the sun or stars a couple of times a day.  I … Continue reading

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March 9-10, 2013 in Sausalito; last chance to practice before Tag Test

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By this time, all the preparations had been made for our Tag test: the crew was ready, they knew what to bring, all our safety postings and watch schedule postings and meal schedule postings and weather predictions and navigation plans … Continue reading

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March 2-3, 2013 in Sausalito

I got a call first thing Saturday morning from the Club Nautique school director, who confirmed that there was enough wind that I could test for my Crew Overboard (COB) skills.  Now normally, this skill would have already been tested for … Continue reading

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The Cruising Outfitting Has Begun!

Watching our friends Nancy and Rob take off in Shindig for their world cruising adventure last weekend inspired us to get moving on getting Cool Change ready! So, October 1st or not, we have started buying for our long term … Continue reading

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