s/v Between da Sheets

29 August 2016 | Puerto Vallarta
22 February 2016 | Mazatlan
09 September 2015 | La Paz
06 August 2015 | Sea of Cortez
13 March 2015 | Isla Espiritu Santos
06 March 2015 | Todo Santos
22 February 2015 | La Paz
12 November 2014 | La Paz
07 November 2014 | Cabo San Lucas
04 November 2014 | Bahia Santa Maria
30 October 2014 | Baja Cal Sur, Mexico
27 October 2014 | San diego
01 October 2014 | San Diego
26 September 2014 | San Francisco
10 September 2014 | Neah Bay
16 August 2014 | Neah Bay
16 March 2014 | Seattle
11 December 2013 | Seattle

False Start

16 August 2014 | Neah Bay
We began our great adventure as noted in the last post but with a few ehh exceptions and detours. To begin with when we left the yard again (CSR) it was under somewhat undesirable conditions as a few things were not to up to my expectations. Such as the new max prop was not tuned any better than the new rigging. The problem being the prop was set to the spec table provided by PYI and not to the design parameters of my boat. Then the new rigging replacement and subsequent assembly process was less than desirable situation mainly due to the rigger from the Shilshole area I had hired. Now don't get me wrong the guy who shall not be named from all reports was more than capable but his time management skills sucked! The supplier of the rigging Port Townsend Rigging was very professional and does quality work, having good business practices. However as far as the rigger was concerned his boat was more important than mine as it seemed to have priority and consequently my mast sat in the yard for more than sixty days before any noticeable work was performed. And only after I became intensely involved to apply some definitive project management skills. Not only did I have to personally make several trips to Port Townsend to deliver and retrieve parts but I also had to perform various other gopher duties.
Then to beat all he beat feet mid-day of the install and putting the mast back in the boat! So there I was in the yard with him telling me the yard boys were qualified to complete a job he had only minimal involvement while he ran off to San Francisco to a money job. Now somewhat, the guys were for all appearances knowledgeable, it was only late that I was once again reminded that appearances are deceiving.
Therefore we spent a few days we spent a few days working with the divers (Double J Diving) to tune the prop but there was this nagging cranial pressure in the back of my skull screaming for me to make a pit stop as it were in Port Townsend to have them take a look at the rigging. This was indeed a prudent decision on the way out of Dodge. In hind sight or rather early on in the project a realization I should have done from the start. As when the crew of the good ship Between da Sheets checked in with them the first thing Dan said was "this ain't right". He spent half the day or more undoing the tuning job and re-tuning the rig as it was leaning to the starboard side of the boat and the back stay was not tight enough. Fortunately we motored over and didn't attempt to raise the sails. After this we were off; yeeehaa.
Vessel Name: Between da Sheets
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 42s7
Hailing Port: Seattle WA
Crew: Sharon Seeber
Rick and Sharon met in 1966, married two years later and have been in love ever since. Much later they moved to Seattle WA in 1998. Rick has always been interested in boating & fishing with the first boat a Sixteen foot Livingston and two subsequent boats a 20' cuddy cabin and a Bayliner 30'. [...]
Extra: This is the story of our love, tears, sweat, frustrations and bruises on the path to this adventure as we become "sociological drop outs". We invite you to join us along the way and share in the adventure. We welcome your comments.
Between da Sheets's Photos - Main
Another cooking session at Olivias' house to prepare Emenadas.
5 Photos
Created 23 March 2015
Puerto Ballena three lobe bay
6 Photos
Created 16 March 2015
11 Photos
Created 16 March 2015
Day trip to Todo Santos 5/6/15
6 Photos
Created 16 March 2015
San Diego to Cabo
5 Photos
Created 17 November 2014
Going from Seattle to San Diego
6 Photos
Created 17 November 2014
Day on the water front with Sharon
17 Photos
Created 17 August 2013
8/2013 First time on the Hard
6 Photos
Created 17 August 2013
Pics of our house
15 Photos
Created 6 June 2013