Thursday, July 16, 2009

Where's the heat......

Jon and I are very busy with all the last minute things to do before we leave. What we don’t get done will have to be done out there. We worked on the sailpack and lazyjacks and have 80% of it finished. Still not sure about both ends but are trying to do it slow so just maybe it will come to us as to how it should be finished off. Jon is having a SS piece made for the end of the boom to help support the pack. Dick and Ann on S/V Grey Hound are trying out their new pack also, it was comical how we kept going over to see how that one worked and would say we should do that or we did that….and then go back and look at ours.

Our dink had to have a little modification to her chaps. I made them long over her sides to protect her from the sun but when we went out for a ride I realized the they were channeling the water inside the material and it was pushing up and into the inside and by the time we slowed down we had a few gallons of water in the bottom. We put her up on the dock and I took 3 inches off her sides and Jon added her new wheels. She was fine after that and the water stayed on the outside.

Jeff our cabinet maker has done the mock-ups of our new bookshelves and cabinets for the main cabin. Now he will start the real thing next week (I can’t wait).

One of the other things we would like is a new ladder to get in and out of the water. The one we have is a piece of crap and is always coming loose. Our sistership Paradise (Boatbumms) had a really nice one made for their boat and it was custom made to stay on the side and when in use it looks like it just pivots down and in place. We will have to contact them on it.

We did get to sneak out at 6am the other morning to go fishing for salmon with RJ, we did not catch any but I had a big one on the line that got away. We had a great time with him out on the water.


Paul and Deb said...

The sailpack looks great. Nice job. Is your cabinet maker for hire? :) We're pretty jealous of you guys. We may have a few years yet, but you never know.

Jon and Arline Libby said...

Thanks for looking. I'm not even going to mention his name or where he's from till he finishes with our stuff. Then for the winter he's all yours.

Richard said...

Jon & Arline;

I got an email from Living Aboard. I think we got ink! Sent them another 5 pix today - editor is quite please with our work.


Jon and Arline Libby said...

Great....We are looking forward to it. Hope to see you before we leave.