Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Another coat of varnish

Notice how the metal part of the tiller is bent?
looks like this was during AP testing...AP working against the tiller. Pretty strong stuff!!

Photos courtesy of Serge

Sailing Pictures

Obviously all courtesy of Serge

Beautiful Elise...

 Amazing picture Serge took - they are flying!

Great view of Point Bonita

Woodies International


is that a Hunter?

Sea Rewards

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh 

Serge is seeing other boats...

OK, it's Lynn and Joy's boat - so all is forgiven :)
At what looks like the Ramp!

Your outside telltales are need to let your jib out ;-)

Trying to race an AC 72???

Photos courtesy of Serge, Lynn and Joy (I am guessing)

Elise's 5th coat of varnish...

Elise Daily Cleaning routine

Photo and cleaning by Serge...
and the new forward hatch is waterproof...(the old one was broken and leaky)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Why am I spending time on a bike??

biking: use your own effort to go forward...fighting wind and gravity a lot of the time. Sounds stupid.
sailing: use the power of wind and waves to go forward while sipping a glass of wine. Sounds smart.

Between a rock and a hard place...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Two Years Before the Mast

Two Years Before the Mast.jpg

Fantastic book!!! About sailing exploits in the merchant navy from a first-hand account.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Varnishing Elise

Work and Photo courtesy of Serge

Elise's New Hatch

Photos courtesy of Serge

Mediterranean - probably late 80s

Battery Project

For long distance short handed sailing I need more storage power 
Unfortunately the port side hole can't easily hold up a bigger battery; Serge is doing some engineering to remedy that

Monday, July 1, 2013


As Nat is delaying her qualifier for SHTP, she is focusing on the Death Ride, another one of these crazy ideas that Brian mentioned in the weekends between now and the Death Ride are spent on a bike.
Elise has some time to get some love.
And Serge is doing some nine coats of varnish post sanding...

Photos: Ultimate Yachtshots