Zippey needs some fiberglass repair

February 11, 2015

Zippey is from 1977 and she is starting to feel her age. The deck has a growing spiderweb of cracks that need filling. I believe I located a boatyard where I can haul Zippey out and do the fiberglass repairs. There are a list of projects that I want to get done when I pull

Zippey starts 2015 with a bang!

January 1, 2015

We took Zippey out again for New Years Eve. The weather was great and the skies really clear. Because it was cold I picked up a Mr. Heater propane heater. This heater uses the standard green propane camping bottles and will put out 18,000 BTUs of heat on high for 5 hours. Setting it in

Zippey geared up for 2015 New Years Eve!

December 29, 2014

Zippey has been sitting lonely since the ill-fated trip to Blake Island where she lost her rudder. For New Years Eve Alix and I are taking another couple out to float along the front of Seattle to watch the fireworks at midnight. I did this last year and saw nothing because it got really foggy.

A weekend at Blake Island

September 2, 2014

Blake Island is a stunning semi-secluded island 8 miles (12 km) from the heart of Seattle. Blake is a 475 acre Washington State Park and as such there are no residents and the only way to get to the island is by private boat. It is a great place to take the boat out to

Bella and Michael Arestad sail for the first time

April 3, 2014

A coworker, Michael Arestad, is in town for a conference this week and today was a perfect day for a sail so I picked him up and we headed out for a sail. The wind was perfect and the sailing beautiful. Another happy note, this was Bella’s first time sailing. She has been on the