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 ...!
January 30, 2012 — Portland, OR
Pearl has arrived at her new base at the Watergate Yachting Center in Kemah, TX, about half way between Houston and Galveston. She’s off the truck and back on blocks at South Texas Yacht Services, under the Continue reading ...!
Tuesday January 25, 2012 — Portland, OR
Loading day. Rainy. Freezing. Miserable. Pearl gets loaded to head off to the gulf. Throughout the morning, the theme song from “Smokey and the Bandit” was running through my head. My friends Continue reading ...!
Friday January 13 — Portland, OR
Pearl was pulled out of the water to be prepped for shipping to her new temporary venue in Texas. In retrospect, this may not have been a good idea given the date, but, …. Firstly, there was the issue of s Continue reading ...!
Tuesday Jaunary 10 2012 — Portland, OR
Despite having a bunch of fun Navionics on board, I am a firm believer in having paper charts. Unfortunately, depending on how you approach the problem, they can be ungodly expensive for a complete chart s Continue reading ...!
Wednesday, January 11 — Portland OR
Being a geek, I love Navionics and all they can do for you. When I started sailing (about 20 years ago), pretty much I had was a chart and a compass. This was pretty much state of the art — if you disco Continue reading ...!
January 01, 2012 — Portland, OR
New Years Day: the day to set your intentions for the year. My response: GO SAILING! It was a near perfect day. Cold. Clear. Bright. Winds out of the South, South East at 17, gusting to 25. Perfect sailing weathe Continue reading ...!
October 10, 2011 — Portland, OR
There is a lot that I love about living in Portland. The rivers (Columbia and Wilamette) are two of them. I’d always wanted to get on the Willamette and do a quick tour of the city front. It makes me thinki Continue reading ...!
July 24, 2011 — Portland, OR
Pearl’s first overnight was pretty anti-climactic but very fun. It was a quick trip to Government Island on the Columbia with my buddy Joe and Jesse and Toni from Wind River.
Joe, ever-practical-both-feet-on-t Continue reading ...!