The Yanmar exhaust mixing elbow is a weak spot for the motor. It clogs and then performance decreases. At one point I couldn’t rev the motor over 1,500 RPM. I cleaned it by soaking it in Apple cider vinegar which dissolves the carbon deposits but … Continue readingStainless Steel Exhaust!
What an amazing trip. Jaime (damn can he cook!) grilled tri tip and sausages on the beach at Two Harbors and we laughed and told stories. Woke up this morning took a nice long walk to Catalina Harbor and saw the pacific on the west … Continue readingSaying goodbye to Catalina
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[fergcorp_cdt] Because of the weather forecast, I have decided that the safety of the crew and the boat are of the utmost importance and because there is a forecast of gale force winds with gusts of up to 40 mph and waves in the … Continue readingWeather Delay
[fergcorp_cdt] Less than 25 hours to go!! Been prepping the boat for Catalina… Flares, check. PFD’s check First Aid Kit, check Check engine fluids, check Fill up tank with Diesel, check Wash the boat, check Wax transom (was VERY oxidized!), check My list of things … Continue readingCountdown to Catalina 2…..
I was sailing today. Singlehanded which is pretty normal for me. Went out to the ocean where the wind forecast was 12-17 knots. In harbor the wind was blowing pretty hard. At least 15. Out in the ocean. No wind at all. So I came … Continue readingFirst Injury
Wednesday I went out for a sail. It was a bit windy and the water was choppy but it had been over a week since the last sail so I was determined to get to open water. I noticed the boat was not really moving … Continue readingRepairs done! All Systems Go!
Wind was blowing at 25-35 mph. Swells were 15-20 ft. high. It had just rained HARD and was about 50 degrees. It was the BEST sail I have ever had!!!! Let me say that Cuajota is a BLAST in weather. We sailed with just the … Continue readingOH YEAH!!!!! Sail of the year!
Today we go for a day sail. No we won’t get to Catalina but we will get out in the wet stuff and have a little fun! I feel like a kid going out in the rain to jump in puddles! If I don’t get … Continue readingAll Systems Go!!!