ZDD: Sneak previous of the new color scheme

October 26, 2011

zzZippety Doo Dah is currently on the hard in Port Townsend. I was hoping to have her back in the water by now but the cold weather is causing the paint to dry at a rate of one coat per day  so she will be there for another week. Luckily for you I have a

ZDD: Lucky sailing this summer

October 18, 2011

As many of you know, I have been out sailing every day this summer. This week I am I Port Townsend to have ZDD hauled out and painted. The previous owner told me the centerboard was down, which I had to believe because the cable to raise it was broken. Well he told the truth,

ZDD: Pre-Halloween Lights

October 1, 2011

Getting some pre-Halloween lights setup on my sailboat Zippety Doh Dah. Hoping to add some outlines of the cabin in orange, haul a lighted plastic candle up the mast, and find a light up ghost to man the tiller. I will post more pictures when I get more setup

ZDD: Time for a new headsail setup

August 15, 2011

I am having tons of fun with my new toy zzZippety Doh Dah, however after piloting Neptune’s Car for a few hours the race bug has bitten me. There is nothing like screaming along the water with the wind trying to rip your hair off and the sails straining to get away from the rigging!

Unplugging the fuel system on an outboard motor

August 3, 2011

zzZippety Doo Dah has a 7.5 horse power Honda outboard hanging off the transom. In the past this motor has been solid, firing up after one or two pulls on the cable.  The past two times I have taken it out however, the motor had all sorts of issues staying running at low RPMs. The