1-Projects 2010

2010 SEPT – Hatches, Hatches & MORE Hatches

2010 SEPT – Hatches, Hatches & MORE Hatches

The boat is now 10 years old and the compound around the hatches, and the hatches themselves, have given up the ghost.  Every single hatch either leaked, or was broken, or both. When we brought the boat up from La Paz the weather was poor (being February up the Baja), and in addition it was […]


2010 July – Weather Station

2010 July – Weather Station

2010 JULY – Weather Station I have a West Marine model Weather Base 20 which works perfectly well and tells the temperature, humidity, time, and most important to me as a sailor, it tells the wind speed and wind direction.  That is, it did until one of the 3 cups on the external wind indicator […]


2010 June – Dinghy repairs

2010 June – Dinghy repairs

I wanted to spend a weekend in Sausalito going around the houseboats in my dinghy, but when I dropped it in the water I discovered that the transom piece had separated from the pontoon.  That’s not good. What a schlepp to get the dinghy to the repair shop.  It has a fixed base so it […]


2010 Apr – Batteries & Electrical system

2010 Apr – Batteries & Electrical system

Nav station board APRIL 2010 – BATTERIES & ELECTRICAL SYSTEM House bank batteries replaced Engine starter battery replaced Battery charger replaced Shunt repositioned “Amps in” dial replaced When my boat was in Long Beach I took the boat out regularly and gave the engine a run under load, but this year I am up in […]


2010 Mar – Sundry Projects

2010 Mar – Sundry Projects

MARCH 2010 – SUNDRY PROJECTS Companionway Hatch Shocks Companionway Hatch Bar Heat Exchanger Bolts Replaced Kitchen Sink Re-Bedded Deck Hatch Replaced Weems & Plaath clock fixed INTRODUCTION  Let me explain that firstly I am a woman and secondly an IT Project Manager by profession, so doing boat fixes or manual labor has never been in my […]