July 4, 2014 Independence Day Fireworks on Richardson Bay

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We finally got our housemate Bev out sailing on Cool Change on July 4. We sailed our usual track out to the slot and then around Alcatraz and Angel Island, but this time ending up in Richardson Bay on anchor … Continue reading

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Sailing with the Conrad’s June 17, 2014

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Track with the Conrad’s A long awaited visit from Cindy’s sister Bonnie, her husband Ron, and daughter Laurie culminated in a day sail on San Francisco Bay.  It was another one of those gorgeous days on the Bay, where hardly … 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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Sailing on “Bounty” – February 12, 2014

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“Bounty” One of the great things about having a berth in the Sausalito Yacht Harbor is that you have the opportunity to meet some very interesting people who have some of the most classic, beautiful sailboats ever made.  One of … Continue reading

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January 28 through 30, 2014 Sailing Again at Last

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We were a bit reluctant to take Cool Change out without a starter motor, but Rick finally decided that the risk was worth it.  Thank goodness!  We sailed on January 28 for a day sail, moored in front of Ondine’s … 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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January 4-5, 2014: New Year’s Fireworks!

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Not the kind of fireworks you imagine, however.  Cool Change, herself, almost had a fire! It all starts with the fact that after we returned from Mexico, Rick began working diligently on installing a new, 120 amp alternator to replace … 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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2013 Baja Ha Ha

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Our track from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, along the Baja Peninsula coast From October 28 to November 7, 2013, Rick and I crewed on s/v Adventure, a 38-foot, 1992 Island Packet, along with Captain Richard and first mate … 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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