30 May 2011 | Port Townsend, WA
I'm back from my flying job in Hawaii... I sure do love it over there!
JUNESSA is still playing hard to get back into the water....
So far I've:
-sanded the wood trim and the hard dodger
- installed the new dripless drive shaft packing
-installed the driveshaft and prop
-changed out two motor mounts
-installed the new Auto Tiller mounting bracket
-installed the Pactor modem to the SSB
-tested the heater
-tested the bilge pump
-dropped the water tank cap into the bilge
-cleaned and used the BBQ grill
-watched the Pardey's videos for the umpteenth time
-ordered the two 85 watt solar panels
-ordered the Air Breeze wind generator
Still need to do:
-Take my FCC Technician and General Exam so I can use the SSB
-Hire someone to fix the wood trim that is delaminating
-Paint the outside
-Install the Satphone
-Install the Inverter
-Finish the Drifter Sail
-Order and sew the sailpack kit
-Have the boatyard install the depth transducer
-Hook up the Garmin network
-Fill all three Propane tanks
-Empty all the junk from the boat
-Get the boat back in the water!!!
-Install the Radar
-Install all the sails
-Test the New Sea Anchor
-test all systems
-CUT THE DOCK LINE!
-GO GO GO
It sounds like a lot of stuff.... but a lot of it can be done on the way North... maybe!
I've received emails and commets about my plans for the Northwest Passage... A lot of cheering me on and some reminding me that its not exactly the safest place to cruise....
Well, my battery is about to die... :(