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!
I can’t be happier with the fit of the ATN Jib Sleeve! Looks good. Fits like a glove and now whatever sail is on the fuller will be protected from the sun, wind and other elements. I bought the sail cover from defender.com. There were … Continue readingJib Sleeve is back and it’s Perfect!!
Ok so I got the custom jib sock from ATN, Inc. I was so excited. This meant that I wouldn’t have to drop the headsail after the very sail. Making it so much more convenient to sail. I put the sail up then put the … Continue readingJib Sock…Oops!
Well not exactly a “new” headsail. last year in a wind storm my 155 light air sail got ripped off the furler. I took all the sails I had on the boat to the local North Sail loft and they pulled out the #1 Genoa … Continue readingNew Headsail!
I have been working on editing a quick video of the Catalina trip. Most of the footage is iPhone 5s, with the exception of 3 GoPro clips. Pretty amazing what you can do with an iPhone and a laptop these days. Cuajota Goes to Catalina … Continue readingCatalina Video!
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…..
[fergcorp_cdt] Planning a 2 day trip with the guys on Cuajota over to Catalina. The plan is to shoot around to the back side of Catalina and possibly circumnavigate the island then head back to Newport Beach. Right now I am prepping the boat, and … Continue readingCountdown to Catalina!