It seems that each year I add a new boat to my growing fleet and 2017 is no exception. I am excited to announce the latest member of the fleet, a Minto that Alix has named Martha. The Minto is a 9 foot (2.7 meters for my Canadian friend Robert) sailing/rowing dinghy. It was first
Meet the Minto- Martha
Ready and excited for my sail to San Francisco aboard S/V Silver Wings!
Over a year ago Risto, another Footloose Disabled Sailing volunteer, invited me aboard his boat for a delivery run to San Francisco. The time has come! I write this post while sitting in the cockpit watching the sunset. We shove off tomorrow morning around 3-4am to go with the tide. S/V Silver Wings is a
Introducing sailing to a new friend
My good buddy Chad came for a visit from Kansas City with his girlfriend. She had never been sailing before so we took her out to get the experience. She loved every minute of it, even when we were over 30 degrees with the rail in the water.
A hairy situation
Penny has an 1100 gallon per hour bilge pump that slowed down to a dribble when it should have pushed out a river. This could be a big problem if the boat were ever to take on water! I took it apart and found a TON of hair inside! I am impressed that it continued