Category Archives: Maintenance and Enhancements

We have arrived in La Paz!

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We have been in La Paz since November 15, and here it is, December 5th. And we have no plans to leave any time soon! Finally, we have no agenda we have to meet. I mean, we still have to … Continue reading

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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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New Alternator, and Brightwork

After our return from Mexico, the sun shown every day on the San Francisco Bay, it seemed.  It was hard to appreciate the gravity of the California drought when all we saw was gorgeous weather. But the wind in the … 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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Trip back to KKMI, the boatyard, September 2 – 5, 2013

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Since last fall when it was installed, the galley discharge thru-hull was ever so slightly weeping salt water.  Not a good thing.  We finally got it fixed under warrantee by KKMI. They handled it well and it now looks good, … Continue reading

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New Monitor Windvane!

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After Cindy’s shoulder replacement on June 13, we gave ourselves a few weeks and then were back down on Cool Change again, installing the windvane.  It took at least three full weekends of our time, with help from dockmates, but … 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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