Hello Gorgeous Pulled off the rock – Port Townsend Fall 2011

December 1, 2011

If you have followed the plight of my friend Jody’s beautiful sailboat, Hello Gorgeous you may remember she broke loose on anchor during a storm a while back. This video was recently uploaded to YouTube that shows her miraculous recovery. Somehow after pounding all night Hello Gorgeous was able to float and made her way

ZDD: Haul out for refit and painting

November 28, 2011

I have owned zzZippety Doo Dah for about 6 months now and absolutely love this boat. Unfortunately the previous owner did not take good care of her and I knew I had to do a haul out soon after buying her to get everything checked out and the paint fixed. This month I did just

Sailboat trailer refit

November 28, 2011

Sailboat trailer refit When I bought zzZippety Doo Dah, my Spirit 23 sailboat, it came with a double axle trailer. Unfortunately the previous owner did not take care of the trailer and it was in such pitiful condition when I picked it up that it could not even support the weight of a person. The

ZDD: Zippy back at moorage

November 21, 2011

After a long drug out painting process, zzZippety Doo Dah is finally back on the water in her moorage! I am so excited that I am jumping the gun here and posting up a pic before I have her all back together. My apologies. Also I took this picture with my phone when it was

ZDD: Zippey the Gardener

October 26, 2011

Unfortunately it seems like the previous owner of zzZippety Doo Dah did not take proper care of her hull, but as with all positive thinkers, Zippey turned what could have been a downer into an amazingly thick garden of muscles and other sea critter. Her hull was positively covered, so much that it was not