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detile8We’ve been accomplishing much work, both in the boat as well as in our community. Boat work includes a new, hinged refrigeration compartment lid; galley sink fixtures, remaining marble tile counters and teak counter edging installed; companionway stairs are being remodeled; shower tile is being removed; shower pump is installed; aft and forward water tanks are plumbed; and interior woodwork is being stripped and prepared for new varnish. You can check out much of this work in the Photo Galley. (more…)

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My bIMG_0572rother came to our house for Christmas which was a special gift. A week later, we received another gift from him – a box of perfectly custom-made bronze genoa stop screws*! He is a professional machinist so this job was nothing for him. He’ll have a website up soon, as we’ve urged him to start a side business machining custom parts for our fellow salty dogs. In the meantime, he can be reached at sharpe3006@gmail.com.Genoa stop screw

*Translation for our non-sailing friends: A genoa is a sail on the front of the boat that complements the main sail. It’s sheets (ropes) are attached to an apparatus called a genoa car that is mounted on a genoa track that is mounted on each side rail of a sailboat with such sails. Genoa stop screws hold the genoa car in place based on how you want the genoa sail to interact with the wind. When the screws are twisted up (to remove the tension), the car moves smoothly along the track. Get it?

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I had this awesome idea for a surprise Christmas present – matching coats for Kim and I with our sailboat’s name embroidered on them. For years I have purchased my EMT Reserves’ uniforms from a local shop, Encore Uniform and Apparel, and they’ve expertly completed all my orders, so I knew this was a job they could handle. (more…)

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A domestic wall thermometer

I haven’t written a blog entry in a while and I’m feeling a little bit like a slacker. I tell readers on our “About Us” page to expect a fresh entry about once a week. Not following through with what I say I’m going to do is not my style. However, sometimes circumstances beyond our control (sort of) get in the way of keeping promises. So I offer these reasons for not blogging lately – excuses really – to you here and beg your understanding: (more…)

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