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Blowinganddrifting with Admiral Chrissy and Capt. Dean
We are Mariners, heart and soul, but there is much more to us than that :)
Rubaiyat is calling me

I've been feeling a little bad lately, kinda like I've been going behind her back. Chris and I have been talking about pullling her out of the garage for the summer. Not to put her in the water, but to finish cleaning and unloading her. Not sure if we will pull her out or just take the garage door off, so we can use the garage.

Sorry, this blog is gonna be slow for awhile, but I do hope to do some sailing with other people, providing some blog material.

Feel free to comment, Dean

don't forget to check the other blog I have for the garden and wood boat.

A new adventure starts HERE !!!
Capt. Dean sunny 60's
05/31/2012, Petoskey Michigan

This is where it starts :)

The boat got delivered this morning May 30th. 2012. Everything went smoothly and it is resting nicely in the yard by the house.

I took the shop vack and a bucket of bleach water to it and in about 2 hours it feels like we could move aboard !!!

Ohh, lost my head for a second :)


I have decided to keep this blog for our sailing adventures and not pollute it with the old wood boat stuff. That is gonna be a complete long term blog, and keep the garden out of it too.

I will be keeping this one going too but probably not as often anymore, we will be doing some boating this summer with our sailing friends. The Rubaiyat will need some attention too, it is still loaded with alot of the "living" stuff we loaded aboard so long ago.
I might even pull it out of the garage for the summer, but not sure.

So the new blog is:

Keep checking in and feel free to comment on either blog. You Tube will have alot of garden stuff too.

Thanks for following, and keep it up.

Capt Dean

05/31/2012 | Charlotte
Hooray! Glad you got your newest toy delivered safe and sound. She's going to be a beauty once you get the elbow grease going. Will send Alieve!
Happy, happy!
Looking forward to seeing you/Chrissey/Stella/boats sometime this summe!
Mine will look like this !!

This is a 1962 40' in Seattle

One More Day :)

This one is a year older than mine and for sale for $65,000.00 :)

I am going to Traverse City today to get the stands and blocking !! The boat will be on the trailer today and here at home tommarow about 10 am.

Will be posting more for sure !!!!


another tiny update

I got word from the previous owner/hauler and he wants to move it on the 30th. of May !!!!

Later, Dean

tiny update

I only have a small update on the big boat. I have spoken with the previous owner and hauler, he will pick a day sometime iin the next week or 2 and make it happen. He want's to load it up on the day before, and haul it the next morning. I will take the van down and load up the stands and blocking and be the chase vehicle. I am not sure if I will stay on the boat that night or someplace else.

Photo's and videos will follow, Dean

Ready to roll North
Dean spring
05/07/2012, above the 45th.

Tadaaaaa, no more shrink wrap !!!

I had a good trip to the big boat on sunday.
I managed to get the shrinkwrap off, and all in one piece! I sliced up about 5 feet on the aft portside about a foot from the back corner, eased it up and over the sternrail, and as I had hoped, it rolled right on up to the bow. It took a few trips from side to side cuz I was alone, but no problem. I marked the support poles accordingly, so maybe I can slip it back on for a winter, if I need to :)

I loaded up all the bimini poles into the van and secured the interior for transport. The windshield is strapped down nice and tight with blocking underneath, ready for the trip north of the 45th. !!

I took some more video too, ck the you tube.

Later, Capt. Dean

05/07/2012 | Charlotte Crissey
She's a beauty! Keep us psted on your progress.
05/07/2012 | Mike
Hey, she’s looking superb Dean.

Great video

Mike (DIY Wood Boat)



more of it


nice ass

Spring Break is over and these guys went home !
Dog eared Dean :)

This is part of what has kept us busy for the last 2 weeks, dogs come here for vacation when their owners head into the nastyness of the amusment parks !!!

04/24/2012 | Charlotte Crissey
It's been a while since I had a chance to check your have been busy! Glad to hear your enthusiasm is still running high! Auntie Gladys told us to tell you hello and is still raving about the maple syrup you gave her. Hugs to you both, all!
The nose piece

This is the nose piece from the bow, the same guy (Tim) has one of these too, and his has been re-cromed, nice :)

Tim had a 1963 Owens 30' cruiser that he COMPLETELY DISMANTLED for parts and lumber, he has sold alot of stuff already, but is holding this stuff for me.

Thanks Tim !!

Later, Dean

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