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22 November 2020
Randy and Ellen Trullo
Her first sleepover

New galley

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Randy and Ellen Trullo
We finished up the galley renovation in about a week. We had a piece of Corian we have been moving around for twelve years. We can't even remember how we acquired it. Randy was getting tired of working around it in the shed so we figured why not. I made a pattern of the old to be sure we would have enough if we started ripping into it. We did with very little to spare. We are thrilled with the results and how fun it is when it is so little in materials and all our own labor. We spent the last two nights aboard with Sophie. She did ok, a little manic but she always is whether it is camping or boating. We will try again if the weather is right to get her used to it. We figured out a few little things to make her even more user friendly which we will work on in the next couple of weeks. We absolutely adore her and are enjoying every second of owning her.

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09 November 2020
Randy and Ellen Trullo
We launched JADE on Wednesday. Some sailor friends just happened to be visiting us at the time on their way to the Keys to launch their 43' foot Hans Christian for the season. A great visit! She is a beauty and we go everyday to peck away at projects and just hang out. For the most part every system seems to be functioning. We bought her 1/2020 on the hard. We were buying her barring any major issue and after Randy dug into her it was a go. So it has been a pleasant surprise to find that things are working! I still walk up to her and say I can't believe we own JADE. We have admired her for years! So happy days ahead.

31 October 2020
Randy and Ellen Trullo

31 October 2020
Randy and Ellen Trullo

Making Jade into a home

31 October 2020
Randy and Ellen Trullo
We are back in Oriental North Carolina. We immediately went to work on Jade. We painted the bottom, got rid of the green stripe at the top, a little varnishing in the salon area. We are launching on Wednesday. We will be excited to be on the water. We set her up for the first time since we bought her last February. It always feels like she will never be cozy, but once the cushions come in, curtains and rugs, she becomes a home. I used the same material for cushions that I used on Narwhal. I overbought as usual. It is such a reasonably priced fabrics and totally wearable. This is the fourth set of cushions I've made with that type of fabric. It's very similar to Microsuede but at $6.95 a yard I can afford to make mistakes. We also put rubber flooring on the walls and bench of Randy's tool room. She has three staterooms. Ours in the bow and two in the stern. We will keep one for guests and storage and Randy will have the other one for his tools. It's a perfect scenario as he can shut the door. I really don't need to know what is going on back there. More pictures to follow after launch on Wednesday!!

Vessel Name: Jade
Vessel Make/Model: Cheoy Lee 43 Motorsailer
Hailing Port: Cape Cod
Crew: Randy and Ellen Trullo
About: This our fifth sailboat and more than likely our last. We bought our first sailboat in 10/97, having no experience, just a thirst for the unconventional. Sophie joined us while in the Keys 1/2010. She is a wonderful addition to the crew.
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Who: Randy and Ellen Trullo
Port: Cape Cod