Tonight’s race was much better than last week! We started well and almost ended well. I am getting to know the course better. Shane and I tweaked and dialed Zippey’s settings, and added some new things. We wound up in 45th place out of 49 boats. Not as good as last week, however we were
It takes an (international) village… Zippey’s 2016 haul out
As I write this I am happily anchored in Liberty Bay with my yacht club. It was a hard push to get here but the effort, stress, and exhaustion of the past few weeks has been worth it. Zippey was far far far overdue for a haul to replace the bottom paint. Last time I
Zippey has a rudder!
Zippey is getting closer to splash down! Lastnight Josh and I macgyvered a rudder set up. I have been busy with Footloose and racing other people’s boats and poor Zippey has not had a rudder in almost 2 years!
Zippey’s bottom is slowly cleaning up!
Zippey’s bottom side is slowly cleaning up. Sanding off the old junk has taken a fair amount longer than I had anticipated, however my new buddy Ben Matthewson, who I met sailboat racing, is in between college quarters and has been immensely helpful in getting Zippey ready. Thus far I have been pleasantly surprised at
Sneak peek at Zippey’s underside
Zippey finally got a spot at the boatyard! She has been hauled out to redo the bottom. I will post a complete writeup when the process is complete, however here are some photos to entice you in. This is the result of latex house paint on the bottom of a sailboat kept in saltwater (long