14 May 2012
27 April 2012
02 March 2012 | Vancouver
29 January 2012 | Vancouver
11 November 2011 | BC

Winches after some love . . .

14 May 2012
step one, rinse
step two, quick wash with soap and water
step three, polish with tin foil dipped in diet coke
step four, polish with never-dull, wipe with dry cloth when done
step five, wax with automotive wax

Debra took that on while i polished some other stainless, mounted a block on the deck, and polished the plexiglas windows and hatches.

a very rewarding shine!

Winches need love too

14 May 2012
Our winches were in a sad way, with yucky chrome and no shine. today we attacked their cleaning. before picture:

Acres of varnish

27 April 2012
We removed the interior floorboards (as much/many as possible)) and are varnishing them in the garage. the interior of the boat is MUCH larger when removed, or so it seems! coat one this AM, with more to come! the gloss is very rewarding.

New cushion slipcovers!

02 March 2012 | Vancouver
Debra has made slipcovers for all our salon cushions. we bought microfiber sheets from Costco and she used the fabric to make slipcovers. other sets were modified to fit the v-berth. Don't they look great?

Debra passes Advanced Piloting!

29 January 2012 | Vancouver
Debra passed her advanced piloting course in December with the Canadian power & sail squadron -- part of our ongoing education program. Congrats!

gulf islands

11 November 2011 | BC
Newcastle island
Necastle island 是温哥华岛旁边的一个小岛,是BC省级公园
Vessel Name: Avant
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau First 435
Hailing Port: Vancouver, Canada
Crew: Rob & Debra
About: A happy couple that loves sailing
Extra: our SPOT tracking page: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0Z8JTzcphpjMMatLLHsdljj1OyRJ0P8Su (note, we do not use this all the time!) we do have AIS, and may sometimes be found on www.marinetraffic.com (use the search function)
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Avant's Photos -

Sailing on Avant

Who: Rob & Debra
Port: Vancouver, Canada