Cisnecito Around the World

Who: Julie and Chris Mays
Port: Newport, RI
03 August 2010 | Newport Beach, CA
31 July 2010 | Mahattan Beach, CA
28 July 2010 | Newport Beach, CA
24 July 2010 | Catalina Island, CA
23 September 2008 | Newport Beach, CA
02 February 2008 | Newport Beach, California
29 January 2008 | Newport Beach, CA
27 January 2008 | Balboa Yacht Club, California
25 January 2008 | San Diego, California
23 January 2008 | Mission Bay, California
20 January 2008 | Public Docks, San Diego
18 January 2008 | Shelter Island, San Diego
18 January 2008 | San Diego, California
17 January 2008 | United States/Mexico Border
17 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico
17 January 2008 | Ensenada Mexico
17 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico
16 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico
16 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico

Varnishing

03 August 2010 | Newport Beach, CA
Chris
I made this brush storage container out of a bucket and wire to keep my brushes bristles suspended in diesel. Seems to work pretty good and my brushes seem to like it.



Slowly but surely I have been varnishing Cisnecito's interior. I actually enjoy it in small doses. Laying on a perfect stretch of shine is very satisfying. Probably because it is one of those things that takes a lot of practice to get good at it.





Boat Envy

31 July 2010 | Mahattan Beach, CA
Chris
When I am on the internet and no one is looking this is what I look at, Class 40s. I just love these things. There are some great you tube videos as well.


Boat Projects

28 July 2010 | Newport Beach, CA
Chris
Above is the Plastimo netting we added for Palmer. We are officially a "baby boat" now, which is an endearing term for all the cruisers with young children. Amazingly many people manage to sail around the world with their kids on board home schooling them during the cruise.

I also managed some other nagging projects last winter. I had the windlass rebuilt. Fortunately, just in time it would seem, as the motor had a partial short in it. I can just imagine trying haul 300' of 3/8" chain manually. The manual override takes in about 1" per 12" stroke of the handle. It would literally take 3 hours to get the anchor up assuming we had the stamina. I guess we would have found the endurance to get it done if the wind had changed an put us on a lee shore somewhere.

Unfortunately, Italian made windlasses (Lofrans) do not use standard motors so I had to buy their overpriced replacement for $1,250. It never failed during our cruise so maybe I should not complain.

Vessel Name: Cisnecito
Vessel Make/Model: Swan 46 MkII
Hailing Port: Newport, RI
Crew: Julie and Chris Mays
Extra: After three years of freezing in New York, we decided to give up our corporate careers to set sail on the opportunity of a lifetime...
Home Page: http://www.cisnecito.com/
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Who: Julie and Chris Mays
Port: Newport, RI