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Making Progress

06 August 2011 | Point Hudson, WA
Rick 54,611
It's nice to be back onboard JUNESSA after a LONG motorcycle ride from Mississippi across the deep South, then North to the Tetons and Yellowstone Park and on to Washington. Awesome Ride!!!

It's been a productive week on JUNESSA. The topside was sanded, painted, sanded and painted again (Roll and Tip painting isn't exactly easy by myself). My neighbor boat owner, Steve, gave me some tips and demo on the art of roll and tipping, thanks Steve!!!! It's very satisfying to watch the paint tighten up and BAM! I can see myself in the paint!

I also got a HUGE BOOST in my motivation from my neighbors on-the-hard, Alfred & Adva on board 'WATERHOEN' and Randal & Sara on board 'xxxxx'. They have sailed most of the Pacific and Alaska, so it was awesome to hear tales of the sea and advice on SSB email operation, ports of call and highs and lows of cruising...Thanks guys! (They also wanted to see JUNESSA below deck... the PERFECT motivator to CLEAN and straighten up for company)

I also unpacked the two huge 85 watt solar panels that were going on the stern rail. Well, they weren't just a little big.... they were HUGE! So, I contacted eMarine.com and arranged for a swap out for smaller 65 watt panels.

I'm back at 'work' in Hawaii for awhile, then back to JUNESSA for some hard-hitting sanding and painting (weather permitting). I plan to finish the wood side panels (green) and start on the exposed wood on deck....

I really want to sail with crew next trip. All this SOLO adventuring is getting old...

oh oh... time to go find food... I'll add pics and more text later.... aloha!
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!
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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.
4 Photos
Created 4 April 2007
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