Sneak peek at Zippey’s underside

June 16, 2016

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

An evening out with my honey

October 16, 2015

Alix and I took Zippey out for a couple hours before meeting some friends for dinner. It was a beautiful peaceful evening.

Please clean me!

October 5, 2015

You may recall that latex house paint was used when Zippey was painted last (long story… I did not do it). I have known for a while that she needs to be pulled and repainted, however I did not know the extent. With the frustrations I had this summer with Zippey’s speed; I picked up

Liberty Bay July 3 raft up

July 6, 2015

I was invited to a Shilshole Bay Yacht Club rafting event in Liberty Bay on July 3rd by Joe Bozick, an ex-commodore. Hundreds of boats gather on the 3rd and celebrate our nations independence. I had never been to a rafting event before so I read up on how to raft, loaded extra bumpers and

Zippey’s spring scrub

May 9, 2015

This afternoon my buddy Jason and I spent a few hours scrubbing down Zippey’s topsides. They were incredibly filthy. I wish I had before and after shots for you. The change is really miraculous. Now to get the motor firing properly, the head sail line out of the mast, and the rudder fixed and she