Category Archives: Sails and Rigging

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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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 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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March 23, 24, 2013: New Lifelines, Halyards and Boom Vang

The first thing that the Tag Instructor noticed the weekend before, were some missing cotter pins on the lifelines.  Frankly, neither Rick nor I had spent much time looking at the lifelines.  We didn’t really know what to look for, … Continue reading

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February 23, 2013: Ahoy Up There!

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A while back, we had purchased a bosun’s chair, and we had a 3-to-1 purchase system for hauling one of us up the mast, but it turned out that the 3-to-1 purchase system line was too short to get either … Continue reading

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January 20, 2013 Happy New Year!

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Phase I of our windlass upgrade is complete!  After what seems like an eternity of at least 8 to 10 days over the last several weeks, working on upgrading our electrical system, Phase I is done!  I will defer to … 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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December 4, 2011 Trying out our New (for us) Headsail, and Bleeding the Engine

So, after a day of work on Saturday, we were really looking forward to a few hours of sailing on a beautiful, clear day on the Bay on Sunday.  The sun was out, and the wind was predicted to be … Continue reading

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