Kasasa

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Haul Out Day 1

03 April 2011 | San Blas
Ellen
This morning at high water slack tide - 10am ish, we were hauled out of the water and are now in the boat yard in San Blas. The haul out machine is basically the same as in BC, but here you are in your boat while they lift it out of the water which I found kinda scary. I kept close watch on the slings for any sign of them slipping. It feels really weird to be 15 feet above the water in your boat. But the operators seemed very competent and everything went off pretty good. There was one moment when the forestay came up against the cross bar on the lift machine and we had 2 choices. One he could put us back down in the water and we turn the boat around and go into the lift backwards, or two which is the option we took, to remove the forestay so that it didn't bend against the bar. Raul the operator was impressed that Ian did this as he has never had anyone do that before. Most people haven't built their own boat and I guess it is a bit intimidating to remove ones forestay especially when your hanging over the water 15 feet.
So here we are living on the hard! The challenge will be to try and keep the inside of the boat somewhat clean and in a livable condition while we do the work that needs doing. Problem is as soon as you start any project on a boat, every thing has to be moved around as you get tools from one locker and paint supplies from another. Mix that in with trying to cook meals and eat and clean up afterwards and you have chaos - well at least I think it's chaotic Ian just thinks it's fine. So I guess the challenge is mine.
While Ian is doing the sanding, I am doing some sewing - off the boat - making sunshades for the cockpit and a big awning to cover the entire boat. It gets really really hot in the Sea of Cortez in the summer months. So by blocking out the sun and creating some shade you can reduce the heat a bit inside the boat. That's the theory anyhow.
So that's our focus for this week. We hope to get back in by the end of the week and can get on our way north again. We will head next to Mazatlan and from there we will cross the Sea to La Paz which is about a 2 full day trip. I will post pictures as we progress with the work. For those of you who are purists, Bob, you'll hate how high we are making the boot stripe but we are not too concerned about looks at this point, we just want to be able to control the growth of barnacles and stuff along the waterline.
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Vessel Name: Kasasa
Vessel Make/Model: Endurance 35
Hailing Port: Vancouver, British Columbia
Crew: Ellen Gallant and Ian Shepherd
About: Ian was born in South Africa and grew up on the water. He has been sailing for many years including some offshore crewing on various yachts. Ellen was born on the Prairies and the first time she was on a sailboat she was terrified but seems to have conquered her fear - well mostly.
Extra: Our long term goal: Sail off into the sunset... In the meantime, we are continuing to work on our boat, and at our jobs in order to fund that goal. We have been planning this trip for many years, but in the last 4 years we have gotten more 'serious' about it. We plan on leaving in October of 2010.
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