February 22, 2012 — Portland, OR
There are two things that give me pause for thought on Pearl: water use and power use. While I haven’t spent a lot of time evaluating either of these from living aboard before going cruising, I am trying Continue reading ...!
Ok. Pearls hull is back in the water where it should be. Her mast is back on, but the rigging needs tuning. Her sails and boom are still off, but that’s ok. She had a manual raw water pump and faucet installed for the galley sink, as well as a Continue reading ...!
February 07, 2012 — Kemah, Tx
Today was a pretty good day. The bushing I ordered from Beneteau arrived and the rudder which was really pretty loose got repaired. It turned out that the old bronze bushing had corroded and fused with the bit it w Continue reading ...!
February 06, 2012 –Houston, TX
While I should have been tired after flying into Houston from Portland last evening, I wasn’t. I think I was too excited about being reunited with Pearl. No sleep until about 5:00am. Continue reading ̶ Continue reading ...!
February 04, 2012 — Portland, OR
Here’s the route Pearl took to get from Portland to Texas. Pretty much a straight shot. I will be reconnecting with her on Monday to get her mast restepped andhull back where it belongs — in the WATE Continue reading ...!
February 02, 2012 — Portland, OR
Okay. Faced with the imminent prospect of setting sail, I realize that a Horse Shoe buoy, a Life Sling, and a bunch of expired flares don’t quite cut it as safety gear. There’s a bunch of stuff that Continue reading ...!