Some good wind today!

March 18, 2013

Alcane and I took the boat out this afternoon as an escape from a hectic and crazy day. Zippey is getting a lot of growth along her bottom. I am still frustrated that no ablative was put on the bottom when I had her painted. I was told first that soft ablative was going on,

Moving the boat to Seattle

March 9, 2013

Today was the day! After waiting many months zzZippety Doo Dah has finally moved to Seattle’s Elliot Bay Marina :). Zippey has been moored in Bremerton, WA since I purchased the boat in Everett, WA and sailed her down. Zippey is not only my first boat, I also learned to sail on her. The Sinclair

First outing of the year – Testing the new Yamaha 8hp outboard

February 25, 2013

The last log entry noted that I had purchased a new motor for Zippey. I am happy to say that one week later I had a chance to clean up the boat, mount the motor, and take Zippey out for her first sail of the year. Interesting note: Upon arrival at the marina I noticed

Finally! Time to sail again!

February 16, 2013

January 12ish of 2012 proved that not only is the old adage that women are bad luck on boats a real thing, boats are also highly jealous. “What the heck are you talking about Ben?” That was the last time I used my sailboat, not through my own desires. As you know I love sailing

Bilge pump install part I

December 28, 2012

I received a text a couple weeks ago from a dear lady who lives on her beautiful sailboat in the marina my boat is moored in. She attached a pic asking if my bow seemed low. Indeed it did. As it turned out when I was there a few days prior I had moved some