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21 October 2012 | Puget Sound
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Ahoy! It was a wonderful, cold and rainy day but the dock lines were cast off and JUNESSA was pointed out of Point Hudson Marina! Terri and I were in full rain gear and life vests ready for a 8 hour motor-sail South towards the Gig Harbor area!!!

Eight hours turned into longer than expected, with strong headwinds, strong tide and cold rains. We ended up at Kingston Marina for the night to check all the boat systems, get something hot to eat and bed down for the night.

We were both cold, wet and tired from the short trip south... but we both enjoyed the time on the water! I had a lot of catching up to do on systems, sailing and standing! :) It's amazing how little things turn into larger issues on a boat... take for instance- I need to get organized and have a "home" for everything on the boat, otherwise, it ends up in a huge pile in the center of the boat!!! WHAT A MESS!! haha

I wasn't sure Terri was going to enjoy the cold, wet, bumpy ride but she pulled thru with a huge smile on her face! She's a keeper! :)

We have A LOT OF WORK to do before I can point her out into the "Deep End"...
Newest Plan is to keep working on the few major issues and then do some test runs up in the San Juans and Desolation Sound then decide if a winter escape to Mexico is in the cards for us.

You never know when a health issue takes your dream away... don't delay!
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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