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31 October 2010 | Gig Harbor, Wa
Rick 41705
Ahoy Mattie! It's taken over a year to cast off the dock lines... but, it feels WONDERFUL to be underway again, even if it's just a one day motor/sail North. My friend Gary and I left Gig Harbor around 7am and had a wonderful DOWNWIND sail North to Port Townsend... 9 hours of sun, blue sky and lumpy-rolly seas.

My motor rebuild worked PERFECTLY!!! No smoke, no leaks and NO PROBLEMS! Maybe I should look into switching careers... diesel mechanic.

The only scare the whole trip was pulling into the marina.... the winds were at our rear, blowing around 20 knots! All I could see was us CRASHING into some million dollar boat, but I brought us right next to the dock, and Gary stepped off with NO PROBLEMS! Gotta love it when everything comes together!!!

Tomorrow we might pull JUNESSA out and set her 'on the hard' for the winter season. I plan to get some work done while she's out of the water... install depth transducer for the Garmin, replace motor mounts, align the drive shaft, get the prop worked and do alot of painting!
Vessel Name: JUNESSA
Vessel Make/Model: 28' Bristol Channel Cutter (BCC)
Hailing Port: Anchorage, Alaska
Crew: Rick Peterson
About: JUNESSA has a few new crew members! My lovely wife, Terri, who is eager to go cruising as a family! Taylor, our teenager, and Jenna our youngest and Pixie the wonder dog.
This is my very first boat!!!! Nothing like starting out with the best Blue Water Cruiser money can buy! The BCC was designed by Lyle Hess and made famous by Lin & Larry Pardey as they documented in books, videos and dvd's their sailing adventures on board their homebuilt BCC 'Taleisin'. My [...]
JUNESSA's Photos - (Main)
Working and Playing on the Big Island of Hawaii ALOHA!
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Created 20 January 2009
Working on bottom and interior.
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Created 9 January 2009
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Created 12 April 2007
Here's a few shots of prepping the boat for the long ride NORTH to Gig Harbor, Wa. It took about 5 hours to prep and load her up.
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Created 8 April 2007
Here's a few shots of my 1985 28 foot Bristol Channel Cutter (BCC) built in Vancouver, BC. She's a full keel fiberglass hull with teak and mahogany wood throughout. She's powered by a Volvo 28hp diesel.
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Created 7 April 2007
I had a great day learning how to sail my BCC. The learning curve was a little steeper than I had anticipated. The day ended pretty crappy... I couldn't get the engine out of gear and I plowed into the back side of a large powerboat in the slip next to me. OUCH!
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Created 7 April 2007
This was the first day on board Junessa. I looked in every corner on board and climbed to the top of the mast! I had Chinese food and Corona Beer then feel asleep to some beautiful candle light and music.
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Created 4 April 2007
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