New Life for Christy Lee

Detailing the restoration of a classic Spencer 35...

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Cruise preps begin!

03 March 2013
Busy day today! Coming out of winter the boat needs a good cleaning out anyway, but with a 150 mi berth-shift coming up at the end of the month I need to get busy! Made a few updates to the winter cover yesterday, although I'll be putting it away for the season I wanted to get that taken care of while I still can. Thanks, Mik, for the help! Also had a chance to verify all is well with the batteries and battery charger.

Today. Ugh. Cleaned out the cockpit and V-berth completely, went through everything to separate everything I won't need between now and the cruise. Tomorrow night it all gets packed into the Durango so I can drive it back to Virginia. Then I began the long-overdue task of fabricating a new chart table and installing it at the nav station. In the process had to do some rewiring of the inverter. Joy. The only thing worse that running cables is RErunning cables. I have a chart table again. My plan is to laminate a chart of the southern bay to it when I get home, but for now it's plain. Plain, but INSTALLED. YAY.

I'm going to be out of town all week on business, but still need to get around to some basic engine maintenance before departure.
Vessel Name: Christy Lee
Vessel Make/Model: 1963 Spencer 35
Hailing Port: Chesapeake, VA
Crew: Steph & the kids
I got a boat in the first place because cruising is a family thing. I have many, MANY good memories of sailing that involved my uncles, my grandparents, and the good people at VYC. My crew is my family, and anybody else who decides to come along. [...]
Extra: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

Cap'n Mike's Info

Who: Steph & the kids
Port: Chesapeake, VA