1-Projects 2011

2011 OCT – Baja Haha (missed it)

2011 OCT – Baja Haha (missed it)

2011 OCT – BAJA HAHA preparations … (missed it!) Missed the HaHa but had prepped the boat anyway in anticipation:  WHAT I BOUGHT in 2011: Total – $6,144 My mother is 84 this year and I worry that we may not have very many years left together. And even though I call her every weekend, […]


2011 SEPT – New cockpit enclosure

2011 SEPT – New cockpit enclosure

COST OF NEW ENCLOSURES:  $4450 FastAlley came with stratoglass windscreens but they were so clouded and old that I could not see out of them – even if I cleaned and polished them for hours.  The only thing they were good for was protecting me in the cockpit from wind and spray. I decided to […]


2011 AUG – New mainsail & Singlehanding

2011 AUG – New mainsail & Singlehanding

COST OF NEW MAINSAIL + DUTCHMAN + NEW HARDWARE + NEW LINES = $6200 In anticipation of my dream of setting to sea in FastAlley one bright morning, I took a long hard look at my mainsail. There were a number of problems with the mainsail – mostly it was just plain tired but more […]


2011 FEB – HAHA, THINGS TO DO

2011 FEB – HAHA, THINGS TO DO

2011 FEB – BAJA HAHA, Things To Do Since I decided to make the HaHa in October, I better start prepping the boat for the ocean voyage. I started a list and will check off () each item as I complete the task.  Or not . 1.     Replace the dinghy 2.     Move the wheels off […]