Monthly Archives: April 2014

Boat Survey – IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED

The New Boat Survey – To be continued The story below (Bare Asset) was first published on April 30, 2014.  On Monday, March 21, 2016, the Western Flyer, receives a new “in the water” insurance survey.  Among the major changes, … Continue reading

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BOAT MAINTENANCE ITEMS – found when we bought the boat!

Below is an almost complete list of work I faced from the start – thanks to the surveyor it made the job of identifying what worked and what didn’t that much easier.  Don’t ever, ever, buy a boat without a … Continue reading

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Count down to Cruising!

Once upon a time a man said he was going cruising, everyone heard him and soon the whole world cheered!  They cheered so loudly that the man decided to stay.  Why, this was not the outcome they expected, he was … Continue reading

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Why go cruising?

Why go cruising?    She says our little beach homes back yard is already paradise enough.   I stumble for words to counter that thought but, my body is still slowly digesting that garlic herb butter & spinach beef pinwheel steak i … Continue reading

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Western Flyer project

Western Flyer project NEXT TRIP JUNE 2014 Diesel tank scrubbing – a very, very dirty job Note below – those walls are now gone for full access to the 200 gallon diesel tanks on both sides. “Be patient with your … Continue reading

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Sailing Kava’s

While walking my dog I suddenly notice a catamaran heading for the Cabrillo beach. What I later find out is that this is part of an expedition of Pacific Islanders.  The goal is to prove Pacific Islanders in primitive sailing … Continue reading

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Avalon Trip 2012 – On Kimball’s 38′ Catalina

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Wino Crossing

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And yet another project list

BARE ASSET PROJECT LIST:           PRIORITIZED A/B/C TUESDAY – TRAVEL DAY Checklist:  Lucy’s food; wet weather gear; SUV emergency equipment; ARRIVE WEDNESDAY WORKDAY 1  DEWINTERIZE Water batteries Schedule TACH install Schedule Racor meter install in lower helm Measure water tank … Continue reading

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Boat docking 101

The below article is not one I created, unfortunately whoever shared it with me did not provide the person to whom it should be created to.  With this article I also received a DVD on boat docking, both are extremely … Continue reading

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