Be Bothered

September 5, 2022 in Maintenance, Refit, Updates - 2 Comments

When I was learning to sail my dad pointed out that when bad things happen on a boat, “it’s usually not because one thing went wrong, but because a lot of things went wrong at the same time.” So the…

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Anchors away

July 5, 2020 in Gear, Maintenance - 4 Comments

We’re slowly making our way through the systems on the boat that are necessary for the shake down trip to Catalina in August. This weekend’s project was sorting out the anchor locker and determining just what’s in there. Having only…

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Jiffy lube for marine diesels?

June 17, 2020 in Maintenance - No Comments

High on the ‘prep for Catalina Island’ list is servicing the engine and the generator. We check the fluids and top them off if needed before we sail. And, we’ve replaced the impeller. But, other than that, we’ve not serviced…

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Assume the position

June 6, 2020 in Maintenance, Upgrades - No Comments

We have a few things on the “must complete” list before we shove off for Catalina Island later this summer. At the top of the list is having adequate water pressure. It’s been less than desirable for quite some time…

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