Category Archives: Deck and exterior maintenance

Brightwork, covers, etc.

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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Some More Electrical Upgrades and Hull Work

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Rick’s electrical upgrades continued throughout this time.  By early September, he had completed his installation of a new, more powerful battery charger, and all the rerouting of cables and equipment that accompanied it: His next project is to upgrade the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend on the boat

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This was our first “free” weekend where we weren’t preparing the boat or ourselves for a US Sailing certification of some kind.  Finally, we could just do whatever we wanted to do!  We had some thoughts about joining Club Nautique … Continue reading

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February 9, 2013: Anchor Chain on Board!

I am making the next several posts for the Spring of 2013, all at the same time, in May, trying to recreate what we have done for the last three months.  I am looking over Navionics Tracks and financial records … Continue reading

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Cool Change gets her Windlass

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There are few things I can think of that can cause me as much anxiety as the mere thought of drilling large holes in our deck.    I agonized over this for many weeks once we had come to the … Continue reading

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October 26, 2012 Boatyard Fiasco

So, it was a difficult decision to determine where we would take our precious Cool Change for her first boatyard experience. KKMI has always been considered the gold standard, and they had recently opened a boatyard near us in Sausalito … 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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An Update as of September 7, 2012

I haven’t posted here for a while and thought it might be a good idea to mention why.  The weekend after our passing Skipper, we spent two weekends and the week in between, out on a private whitewater wilderness trip … Continue reading

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December 10-11 Lighted Boat Parade, and some more spending and labor

We absolutely HAD to take advantage of the last day for a below-wholesale pricing deal offered to us through Club Nautique at West Marine, so off we went on Saturday to spend money.  We had made a list of possible purchases and … Continue reading

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10/22/11 to 10/23/11: At anchor overnight in Richardson Bay, and motorsailing to Alameda

  SF Waterfront from Richardson Bay, just opposite our slip in Sausalito Yacht Harbor We worked all day Saturday on Cool Change in the slip, Rick installing a 12-volt adaptor in the v-berth, and Cindy varnishing the brightwork, but we … Continue reading

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