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 […]
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 […]
You attempt to varnish in the morning before finishing your first cup of coffee.
A lot has been happened aboard Nereus. First, we’ve moved back to Yacht Haven, and as such are back in the Port of Los Angeles. Things at our marina in Marina Del Rey began deteriorating quickly and my daughter wasn’t coming to the boat much any more, so I decided to go back where the bathrooms are […]
Headed down this weekend with grandiose plans, as always. Had a head cold, so ended up doing pretty much nothing on Saturday. Watched movies on our new flat panel TV. Today, though, I made progress – not on anything I’d had planned, but on a completely different project.
When trying to bed a part, I get sealant all over everywhere. Is it just me? Am I the only one who manages to seal everything but the part I’m trying to bed. With my hands a sticky as they are, I feel like Spider-Man, able to climb tall buildings in a single bound. Oh, […]