Syzygy is In the Water


Syzygy was finally launched on June 12 at Clark Boatyard.  We got on board on June 14 and and checked out everything.  The anchor light and steaming light did not work, but we don’t use either one very often; figure them out later.  Everything that we really need worked first try, even the radar and the wind instrument, which are the most complex electrical hookups, and the most common source of problems.  On June 15, we brought her around the island to our Dutch Harbor mooring.  DH Boatyard had installed the wrong mooring lines, but we got that straightened out …

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Spring 2017 Is Here

Spring Ritual

That means getting the boat ready…..and that means painting the bottom.  Bottom paint keeps away all of the hitchhiking critters, flora and fauna, that love to attach to the bottom of the boat.  It’s a bit of a nasty job, but it has to be done.  At least there are now water-based bottom paints available, and we don’t deal with the smelly solvents any more.  In spite of all the rain this spring, the job is done.   As of today (June 11), the bottom is done, the water system is cleaned, the mast is up, the boat yard has …

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