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

ZDD: Bilge pump installation 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

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

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