S/V Discovery

06 December 2014 | Seattle
03 September 2014 | Shilshole Marina, Seattle
02 September 2014 | Shilshole Marina, Seattle
27 August 2014 | Neah Bay
23 August 2014 | Mid Pacific
23 August 2014 | Mid Pacific
23 August 2014 | Mid Pacific
21 August 2014 | Neah Bay
18 August 2014 | Neah Bay
18 August 2014 | 50 NM SW of Neah Bay
16 August 2014 | 180 NM SW of Neah Bay
16 August 2014 | 180 NM SW of Neah Bay
14 August 2014 | Approx 390 NM SW of Neah Bay
13 August 2014 | Approx 468 NM SW of Neah Bay
09 August 2014 | Approx 920 NM SW of Neah Bay
05 August 2014 | Approx 1207 NM SW of Neah Bay
01 August 2014 | Approx 1555 NM SW of Neah Bay
30 July 2014 | Approx 1691 NM SW of Neah Bay
29 July 2014 | Approx 1734 NM SW of Neah Bay
27 July 2014 | Approx 1800 NM SW of Neah Bay

Our New Personal Hero

06 April 2013 | Harbor Island Marina, Seattle
Betty/mild and showers
Greetings!
Back again with the latest on what we've learned about getting ready for cruisin'. It certainly pays to research, ask lots of questions, call our boating resources, and patiently gather information. Our new personal hero is our friend Dave White who Andy knows from Windworks Sailing Club. Thanks, Davey, for recommending Hjorth Consulting.

But let me back up a bit. We have a crack in our gooseneck, the piece of metal that connects the boom to the mast. We first contacted Passport Yachts to see if they had an old gooseneck laying around their shop. They didn't and neither did the couple of metal fabricators they contacted.

Miraculously we were able to fairly easily remove the gooseneck from its nest; we took it to a well respected metal fabricator in Ballard who will remain unnamed for a quote on what could be done with it. They said it could not be welded and recommended we replace it with stainless steel for a mere $2500.00. We decided to wait.

Jens Hjorth, also in Ballard, announced that our precious gooseneck was made of cast aluminum, could in fact be welded, rendering it "as good as new". Cost for that weld? $95.00. We're laughin' and scratchin'. Davey, you're our new personal hero.

Another decision we've made based on research and careful thought and discussion is NOT to put mast pulpits on our boat. For awhile we were adamant that we needed them for safety at the mast. But then we realized that with limited deck space they would interfere with the storage of our dinghy on the foredeck. We decided instead to use our safety harness to clip in to the mast; that will also allow us more mobility moving around up there.




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Vessel Name: Discovery
Vessel Make/Model: 37-foot Passport
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Owners Andy and Betty Brooking
About:
Andy first sailed with his Dad on the Columbia River. His first blue water experience was in 1972 when the family cruised from Portland to Tahiti on board their 42-foot Cascade, Seabrook. He obtained his captain's license in 2005 and has taught sailing for the past 7 years. [...]
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Who: Owners Andy and Betty Brooking
Port: Seattle