Sunday, June 14, 2015

Teak cleaned & oiled!

We have brown teak instead of grey!  Tammy cleaned the teak with the pressure washer to remove the old varnish and oiled the teak.  I cleaned the stainless.  Boat is looking good.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Added a 12 volt socket for a fan

Installed a 12 volt socket so we could run a 12 volt fan rather than the 110 volt fan, anchoring is going to be more comfy!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wind Vane & Close Hauled Instrument

Well the wind indication was still incorrect.  So we pulled them off the mast again, and sent both to Raymarine after checking the wiring.  Both were bad, after a flat fee; which they included both, thanks Raymarine; they are working.  I hope!  So I hoisted Tammy up the mast to replace the wind vane.  She had fun and of course took selfies from the top.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sextant Navigation

Tammy & I attended the education class at Bay Yacht Club, taught by Rick Bell, on using a sextant.  We have a Davis plastic model, 1925 Plath brass version, and each iPad/iPhones have Astranav on them.  We've calibrated all the sextants.  We took readings 3 days in row and believe we are finding our latitude within a few degrees, so we shouldn't get lost too bad, using this and our new compass.  But of course I'm using the GPS just in case.