Sailing With Josh

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List of to-dos: Me Day 2 – Inspect bottom, photos, future haul out to-dos list Day 3 – Disassemble, Inspect, Reassemble Bow Platform, Bowsprit, Anchor Chafe Guards, Change Zinc on the rudder pintle Day 4 – Disassemble, Inspect, Lubricate, Reassemble Seacocks, Inspect, Lubricate Motor Mount Day 5 – Prep boat for floating Day 6 – Check the through Hulls upon float and return to slip The Yard Day 2 –  Waterline – Strike and… Read More

This morning I had a haul-out for the Flicka scheduled at the Yard in Ballard at 9am. It started snowing at about 7pm last night and the temperature dropped below freezing overnight. I awoke this morning to an inch of snow at 27 degrees. The heat was on overnight so there was chunky layer of ice between the deck and the snow. I went and got some coffee and stopped by the boat… Read More

  Sampaguita’s cockpit drain seacocks. This photo is post repair. The one on the left was the leaker.  The seacock on the right is an example of the previous putty jobs. The smaller inner tube into the orange juice jug is drainage for the ice box. I came to the conclusion one of my cockpit drain seacocks was leaking. Well, not actually the seacock, but the elbow attached to it. I actually… Read More

This is while anchored in Joe’s Bay in the Broken Group in Barkley Sound. As soon as I entered I was swarmed by hummingbirds. I’ve never seen anything like it. They were unafraid. They would fly inside the boat. They would try to feed from my jacket. Below the are trying to feed from the red cap on my solar shower. Even though they were ever-present(they did disappear at sundown, but reappeared in the… Read More