It is with great pomp & circumstance that we announce that we will be putting our beloved Nereus on the market. I’ve had Nereus for almost 20 years. I’ve cruised. Ive lived aboard. I’ve sailed. But it’s time to send Nereus on an adventure with a new captain. If you know anyone looking for a sturdy, well-equipped, cruise-ready […]
A casual rendezvous in Two Harbors, Catalina. We had four boats: Summer Wind (W32), TLC (W32) from Dana Point, Adel (W28) and us. Good times!
It’s been a while since I posted, but that doesn’t mean nothing has been happening about the good ship Nereus. Last reported, I was installing the new boomkin with arch. That went well. Upon completion, I had to revisit the new bowsprit. When I installed that, the riser I built was about a half inch […]
Quietly closing out 2016 in my most favorite of all places: aboard my good ship Nereus. Perfectly content — it’s been a great week aboard. While many have argued 2016 had been a difficult year — and I would not disagree in principle — this is the year Nereus began sailing for fun again. Also, we’ve […]
Last time we were out sailing, I had noticed some movement in the boomkim under load. After 43 years of service, I decided the old Apitong wooden boomkin needed to go. It served it’s purpose admirably, but needed to be replaced with a new kind of wood. Good thing too, because as I went to […]
Guess what it is…
One Project Down… well, many, many more to go. But hey, it’s a boat. New anchor locker bulkhead. The old mahogany plywood was all rotted out, as stated in previous posts. A friend had some high-end, 3/4 inch marine-grade plywood (in other words, very expensive) and we used half a sheet to make this. It […]
After Nereus had spent so much time in not-so-dry storage in Alabama, dry rot had set and the forward bulkhead completely delaminated. It’s a project I’ve been putting off, but the time has come to fix it. I removed the old bulkhead (not too hard as it came out in pieces) and am working up […]
In honor of Fleet Week and welcoming the Navy to San Pedro for festivities, we did what every cruising sailor who likes to be alone would do: we left. We set sail Saturday late morning, deciding to head out to Catalina, where we knew our chances of picking up a mooring were slim and […]
You attempt to varnish in the morning before finishing your first cup of coffee.