Hard to believe it is October already! What a year it has been. I thought I had the Minto, Martha, tucked away for the winter, but we had 10 days of great weather. I could not resist getting her out again. At a time when it is common for dreary grey skies and poor weather,
The brown crusty joys of boat ownership
Cruisers have a saying, “Sailboat cruising is simply boat repair in exotic places.” That may be slightly tongue-in-cheek but boy what I wouldn’t give to be in an exotic place right now. This time last year I was reinstalling Billabong’s motor. Unfortunately the shaft seal failed shortly after and became progressively worse over the summer.
Finally, a standing desk on the boat!
I have had standing desks for years. In fact, I recently posted a photo I found of the standing desk I had at our Lake City house. When we moved onto the boat I was bummed that there was no area that was both compact and out of the way enough for a standing desk.
Penny’s 2017-2018 boat topper
Winter is here again, that mean rain and winds. Last year we created a canvas top with velcro sewn into it that kept the back of the boat mostly dry, but did allow the wind to whip through. This year I added port side and rear windows. For 2 reasons: 1) It lets more light
2017 Liberty Bay July 3rd raft up
The July 3rd fireworks event in Liberty Bay is the single most looked forward to event of the year for me. Hundreds (maybe thousands) of boats descend on Liberty Bay for one of the better fireworks displays around. Boats come in groups and raft up (tie together) or singly. This year I was excited to