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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The Grand Pursuit

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Pursuit Under Sail Rick was delighted when he got an email inviting him to crew on October 12, 2013 for the first time on Pursuit, a beautiful, 1929 vintage, 82-foot wooden sloop in our harbor.  I think his moment of … Continue reading

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Out the Gate on a Sunny Afternoon in October

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On October 5, after working hard on boat projects all day, we motored out to Richardson Bay and anchored out for the night.  The next morning, we sailed out the gate.  There wasn’t a lot of wind, but enough to … Continue reading

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America’s Cup 2013 in San Francisco

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Frankly we were a bit late to jump onto the bandwagon of the America’s Cup.  We had bought into the notion that the boats were too dangerous and too expensive, and that the competition would be negligible because so few … 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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San Diego August 29 thru August 31, 2013

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Chula Vista Marina to the ocean and back, San Diego, August 30, 2013, with Captain Richard and Admiral Susanne on Richard’s Island Packet 38, “Adventure”. We really didn’t have much wind; maybe 8 knots, if that. But it was a … Continue reading

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Our First Delta Trip: August 17 through 24, 2013

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Sausalito to Delta, August 17, 2013, departed at 0500, 10 hour trip, 60.2 nm, average speed 6 kts, max speed 7.9 kts Sunrise heading east to the Delta through San Pablo bay Our dockmates annually head up to the warm … 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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Sailing in the Atlantic: Saco Bay, Maine

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Cindy sailing in Saco Bay, Maine After attending an Offshore Emergency Medicine clinic offered in Portland, Maine, I had the good fortune to go sailing with an old college friend and his friends, who own a 38′ Cape George Cutter. … Continue reading

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June 2, 2013 An Exciting Day on the Bay

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8 hours, 18.4 nm, Max boat speed 9.0 knots, winds up to 35 knots What a day this turned out to be!  With my impending visit to Maine followed by my shoulder surgery, I knew I wouldn’t be out sailing … Continue reading

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