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Trucking 'Junessa'

04 April 2007 | San Diego, CA
Today was a VERY BUSY one indeed! I got up at Ohhh-dark thirty and drove the rent-a-car the two miles to the boat yard and was going to jog back to the boat. However, when I got to the boat yard, the crews were telling me that their cranes were locked out by OSHA and that I couldn't pull my mast for maybe another 4-5 days! Of course I was pulling my hair out trying to get some answers...

It took about two hours to get a straight answer about the crane. The boat yard was going to use one of their OLD dock cranes to pull my mast. What ever will work!

I called up the shipping company to verify the driver was in town and to see what time he was going to show up at the yard.... another glitch! He looked up Bristol 29 instead of BCC 28 for the weights... HUGE DIFFERENCE! 'Junessa' is about 18,000 lbs! and that put me right on the edge of max gross weight for the truck! After a few phone calls, the trucking company called back and said the driver will make it happen....oh great! I could just see on the news, truck and sailboat in a huge heap off the road....

It took me about 5 hours of non-stop work to get the boat prepped to go on the truck. Pull the mast, bundle it up, put everything away inside the boat, and more....

JUNESSA was loaded up around 4pm and headed NORTH to Gig Harbor. She is supposed to arrive in 3-4 days! EXCELLENT!

Check out the photo gallery for more photos!!! (right side of page)

The adventure begins!!!!

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
4 Photos
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.
5 Photos
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.
4 Photos
Created 4 April 2007
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