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!