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2011 in review December 31, 2011

Posted by captnmike in Code Blue 2011.
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.

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Code Blue Update as of 10-14-11 October 14, 2011

Posted by steveandjudy in Code Blue 2011.
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Judy and the new asymetrical spinnaker she put together

Thought I’d send out a s/v Code Blue update 10-14-11

003 new asymmetrical Judy sewed up
008 Wire organized behind electrical breakers, way better than it used to be, sorry I don’t have a before shot.
011 now four solar panels but only two hooked up, plus bimini in work
012 Windvane and back part of solar panels

We’ll we could invite you over but there is only one cushion open for sitting on, if that. Usually Judy and I change out sitting on the steps inside the cabin when our butt gets sore. 1/4 berth is full of boxes, main head is mostly full, settee area is mostly full. Shower in forward head is full. Usually early in the morning the cockpit is empty but then it fills up with tools and such until dinner time. The dock fills up sometimes with tools and solar panels. The solar panels are mostly up now as of late yesterday, two still need to be hooked up and the others are just temporarily hooked up with outside wires. There is a raced called “Race Your House’ for liveaboards that Sloop Tavern Yacht Club is doing this Saturday, that I’d love to enter but with boxes, food and such not a good idea. We’re waiting for the next race coming up, “Race your Wreck of a House”.

Judy just finished up sewing a Sailrite kit for our light air 3/4 oz. asymmetrical that took about 120 hours to do. Here’s some notes about our progress. This boat came with only one small electrical bilge pump and a hand pump. (more…)

Projects and Ready to Splash August 24, 2011

Posted by steveandjudy in Code Blue 2011.
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There’s a guy in the boat yard that the boat looks pretty close to putting in the water. A Willard 30′ sailboat 1976 but totally redone. I asked him how long he’s been working on it, he had 4 other friends and relatives with him on the weekend but this is the first time I’ve seen it uncovered being worked on. 15 years and it was on his property for a while he says. Later I asked Jeff, the small boat yard manager, says it’s been in the Delta yard for about a dozen. I asked him when he thought he might put it in the water. He’s given up giving a date. Sometimes I feel like him a bit for giving a date. Mostly I’m concerned based on projects, these are the bigger ones.
1) Fridge redo so there is a freezer too and plenty of insulation.
2) SSB/HAM radio buy and install. Backstay antenna is done.
3) Add one or two solar panels. We have 2 x 130 watt Kyocera on an Atlantic Towers arch and plan to install a Flex Max 60 OutBack solar regulator
4) Finish watermaker install by Emerald Harbor Marine, we just put in a deep water thru-hull.

On 8-23-11 a friend of ours Joe S. and I painted the bottom of the boat with Petit Trinidad SR Red. We also used some Sea Hawk Sharkskin Red. Both of these are hard bottom paints and I can’t see the line of what went where but Sea Hawk mostly went on the keel and undercoat on the patches. I also adjusted the top portion of the bobstay that was out of center. Hopefully we’re ready to splash tomorrow. We still need to paint the pad areas and bottom of the keel where four blocks held up the boat. High tide is at 3:48pm on the 24th. But we also are moving our stuff, cleaning for the renter etc. Not sure we can do everything on the 24th. Joe says he could help with the boat again.

Previously we installed a new transducer depth, water speed and temp with a high speed fairing block.

Steve and Judy 8-24-11