Due West Adventures

The sailing adventures of Captain Kirk & Heidi, Tosh and Tikka Hackler . . .

02 November 2017 | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
11 October 2017 | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
16 September 2017 | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
29 June 2017 | Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX
26 May 2017 | Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX
07 April 2017 | Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX
26 February 2017 | Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX
30 January 2017 | La Cruz, Nayarit, MX
24 December 2016 | Banderas Bay, Mexico
20 December 2016 | Banderas Bay
27 November 2016 | La Paz, B.C.S. Mexico
14 November 2016 | Bahia San Carlos Mexico
17 October 2016 | San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
30 September 2016 | San Javier, B.C.S.
25 September 2016 | Puerto Escondido, B.C.S Mexico
12 September 2016 | Puerto Escondido, B.C.S Mexico
04 September 2016 | Nopolo Norte - Loreto
12 August 2016 | La Paz, Baja California Sur

Post Fire: Due West Is Like-New Again

25 August 2014 | Seattle, WA
Finally after five-and-a-half months, Due West was returned to us in mid-July in "like-new" condition: fire damage all repaired; repainted head-liner (ceiling); re-varnished cabin sole (floors); and brand new upholstery.

Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes...we are THRILLED to have her back and to be living in our floating-home once again. As the photos below show, she looks better than ever. Though we would never wish what we've gone through on anyone, it is wonderful to see her looking so bristol.

As we posted back in April, choosing our new upholstery, though a "first-world-problem" was still a bit daunting.

We settled on a multi-tone light tan weave, which we hope will hide the dirt/stains ok, and brightened it up with throw pillows in blues and greens to make the interior more "tropical."

Port side salon (note surrogate kitty "Boo" top-left):


Starboard side salon:


This view from the Salon looking forward shows some of our beautiful, bright re-finished floors.


We are also loving sleeping in our cozy pullman berth again after almost 6-months, there's nothing quite like sleeping in your own bed!


And Heidi just finished up an "art-project" on the head mirror frame to brighten up our head and put a smile on our faces first thing in the morning.


Due to being five-and-a-half months behind in our boat projects, we've sadly had to postpone our long-term sailing adventures for yet another year... Though insurance covered a lot of the repairs, we were also out-of-pocket quite a bit, and hope to still be leaving in the fall of 2015.

In the mean time, we're seriously thinking about getting kittens again!?! Just hoping we can train them not to shred our new upholstery! LOL...
Comments
Vessel Name: Due West
Vessel Make/Model: Passport 40
Hailing Port: Seattle, WA
Crew: Captain Kirk & Heidi Hackler + Tosh & Tikka
About:
Captain Kirk grew up sailing on Lake Washington and has been boating his whole life. He has been racing sailboats for about 40 years, including two Vic-Maui races (from Victoria, BC to Maui, Hawaii), one in 1990, and the other on Due West in 1996. [...]
Extra:
You can see pix of our boat here: Due West Interior Photos and in the Photo Gallery. Our racing friends call us "The [...]
Home Page: http://svduewest.com
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