Sailing the Karina C

Vessel Name: Karina C
Vessel Make/Model: Spencer 35
Hailing Port: Nanaimo, B.C.
Crew: Jay + Anita Bigland
About: We are a crew of 2 ready to take on adventure on the Pacific Coast. We have returned from sailing to Mexico from 2010-15.
Extra: email us at jayanitabigland@gmail.com
20 January 2018 | Willemstad Curaçao
09 January 2018 | Fort de France Martinique
03 January 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale
01 January 2018 | Victoria airport
14 November 2017
12 September 2017 | Nanaimo
01 September 2017 | Nanaimo
04 July 2017
16 May 2017 | S Pender Island
03 May 2017 | Westport Marina
08 April 2017 | Nanaimo
28 March 2017 | Home
05 March 2017 | Singapore Airport
01 March 2017 | Enroute to Singapore
01 March 2017 | At sea towards Singapore
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
Recent Blog Posts
20 January 2018 | Willemstad Curaçao

In Curaçao

Anita in the fashion show onboard the Koningsdam.

09 January 2018 | Fort de France Martinique

In Fort de France

Soufrierre Bay and town. It was the first capital of St. Lucia. Pitons are to the right.

03 January 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale

Set.....

Inside the cruise ship terminal

01 January 2018 | Victoria airport

Ready......

The view from the cafe at Victoria Airport.

14 November 2017

Mothballed!

We have shut down Karina C for the winter. All has been decommissioned. We hope to get Karina C recommissioned in March 2018 and sail off to Olympia WA for our next international cruise. We had a wonderful summer on the boat and hope that 2018 will be even better. During the winter we are going to cruise [...]

12 September 2017 | Nanaimo

Cabbage & Tumbo Island

A google earth view.

Hooray! the motor works

08 April 2017 | Nanaimo
Jay/cool/wet
After the injector rebuild, the motor was still reluctant to start. Would shut off at times and seemed to be starving for fuel. A few days ago, in desperation, I took the bleed nut off the fuel injection pump and tried to pump fuel with he manual lever on the fuel lift pump. NOTHING. So, I took the fuel lift pump off and put a finger on either end of the pump. NOTHING AGAIN. OK, I think we have a problem (dead diaphragm). I took the old one off to Bent (mechanic next door to our marina) and he ordered a new one for us. Luckily, the new one was back here today. After a little begging at some of the diesel mechanics around here, I decided to attempt the install myself. Anita was a great help and, between the two of us, we managed to wrestle the new pump onto the motor. It was certainly a lot easier to do this job with the galley reno done as there is a lot more room to work on that side of the motor. After the pump was reinstalled the moment of truth: IT STARTED - AND RAN SMOOTHLY! Anita is convinced I am a better mechanic than I ever thought I am. I just want to be a musician for now. We left the motor running for 15 minutes and all went well. We have some cleanup to do, then finish loading the boat for overnight, then we are ready to head off for a cruise. I think we might try to head out for the day next Wednesday. I am aching to walk Newcastle Island again. We haven't been out there since the fall.
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