10 May 2015 | 2014 sailing
27 August 2014 | To be Christian/Hope/Beckwith
17 August 2014 | Georgian bay
25 March 2013 | home
08 June 2012 | Christian island
05 June 2012 | Lost bay Georgian Bay
05 June 2012 | hard
05 June 2012 | hard
16 April 2012 | Hard
08 April 2012 | Hard
09 February 2012 | Home
02 January 2012 | Penatang
24 December 2011 | Home
13 November 2011 | on the hard
18 August 2011 | Dutchmans
11 August 2011 | beausoleil island
08 August 2011 | West side of Beckwith Island
04 August 2011 | Little sandy Bay
15 July 2011 | Marina

Been Awhile

13 November 2011 | on the hard
Looks like snow
Time has passed. The boat has been hauled, winterized and wrapped.

So much to do and so little time to get it done.

We were hauled the last part of September and put on the hard. The new cradle was a little too high and will need some adjustments in the spring. The cradle shop are looking after that.

Once out, we prepared the topside with some wooden supports for the shrink Wrap. As you can see with the picture, it is tight as a drum. We doubled up the area around the stays with extra plastic. The two roles of shrink wrap tape was a great help in getting it pulled together. it holds nicely till I could torch it all together.

With the door , we have access to the boat during the late fall and early spring.

This fall i have already removed the alternator, bench tested at 55 amps. 100%.

Took off the starter and had it cleaned, greased and painted.

Both the units did work but I have peace of mind. $100

Still trying to get 1 of the 3 fuel injectors out. corrosion . After 18 years it doesn't want to move. Oil and some leverage will hopefully get it going . Oh, and patience.

We put back the vberth water tank. Too much work to get at items stored up front. So, I removed the port side tank. it made us lean to port when full . And as I suspected, it was leaking at the hose connection for the intake. The space under the seat works great and will be used for tools and supplies. I'll be using tools on this boat for a long time. ha, don't we all.

Vessel Name: Escapade
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina Morgan 1993 38 ft CC 381
Hailing Port: Midland
Crew: Bruce & Jacqueline
About: Escapade is our third boat in the great adventure. We are looking forward to spending most of the summers on her as we cruise the Great Lakes. Going south, maybe ! Looking forward to travelling back to the north channel and beyond.
Extra: Not afraid to sail off the dock!
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Who: Bruce & Jacqueline
Port: Midland