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15 May 2011 | Port Townsend, WA
Rick 48,500
I've been starting many projects and completing zero! JUNESSA is playing hard to get... hard to get back in the water! :(

I have the drive shaft pulled waiting on a new dripless packing seal (I wore the other one out with bad motor mounts)

I replaced the two aft motor mounts that should have been replaced years ago... who knew!?!? I've ordered the two front mounts...

I stripped the green paint off the Philippine Mahogany trim on both sides of the boat. OMG the wood is so beautiful! I wanted to leave it natural but I think I'll go back to Green Paint as long as I'm CRUISING. If JUNESSA ever becomes a Marina boat, then I think the Natural look would be awesome!

I will install a start battery, two solar panels and wind generator when I get back from Hawaii... (I can't turn down a pay check!)

I still have to install the SSB Pactor Modem and get the software talking to the new PC laptop. I also have a new satphone Iridum 9555 that will talk to the PC as well. I'll be so CONNECTED via email/weather fax/texting that I'll feel right at home.... Maybe it's not a good thing to be so connected. We'll see.....

Once I'm back in the water, it's system testing for a few days.... then pack the boat, provision and cut the dock lines! I'll anchor off Port Townsend for the night then head North!

I'm searching as many websites as I can on the Northwest Passage and Ice Predictions... Looks like it might be another good year for boats... Bad for the Planet.

Estimated departure date: June 14th

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!
24 Photos
Created 20 January 2009
Working on bottom and interior.
9 Photos
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.
4 Photos
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!
6 Photos
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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