09 August 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
30 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA - still
24 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
22 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
17 July 2010 | Port angeles, WA
16 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
13 July 2010 | Port Angeles, Wa
11 July 2010 | Port Angeles, Wa
10 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
10 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
08 July 2010 | Port Angeles, Wa (duh)
07 July 2010 | Victoria Harbor
05 July 2010 | Victoria B.C.
03 July 2010 | Roche Harbor San Juan Islands
30 June 2010 | Bedwell Harbor Poet's Cove Resort
28 June 2010 | MBVIBC
27 June 2010 | Maple Bay (still) but headed up to Chemanis
25 June 2010 | Maple Bay

Saturday - Worked on car (or dink as the case may be).

26 June 2010 | Maple Bay
Ray - Cloudy..coolish
Just so everyone knows...cruising is not always like being on vacation. We just got through with 3 days of repairing electrical stuff on the boat...got ready to leave and noticed our dink was leaking dropplets of fuel. Not a lot of fue,l just a few drops..but any is too much!

So the deal was...we have two outboards, one 9.9 horse, and the other a 5.0 horse. (I know...lucky us...until it's repair time)...anyway... The 5.0 usually stays on the back rail and nine is hooked up to the dink.

In a previous life-time, I had some trouble with the 9.9 so I had to canabalize off the 5.0.Some one will probably ask..." Why didn't I just use the 5.0?"...well, it's a power thing...anyway...during canabalization, I only took the exact same parts if they matched perfectly. Well the carb bowl matched so I figured "what the heck" and proceeded to chang it out. So going along with the 9.9 for a while when suddenly we're startting to get a fuel leak and fuel doesn't stay in an outboard. Evidently, even though these parts are exactly alike, there is a micro difference in the gasket seating... Changed out the gasket and now it all works as it should....of course, I now need to get some parts for the 5.0.

So in the end, the day was shot, so naturally we had to take a nap and get rested up for dinner.

Maybe tomorrow...

Ray out
Vessel Name: Pure Joy
Vessel Make/Model: Islander Freeport 41
Hailing Port: Seattle, Washington USA
Crew: Co-Captains Ray and Sandy
Retired July '09. This is our second sailboat together. Before, Sandy had a Morgan '38 which she sailed from Port Angeles around Puget Sound. Sandy has motored to Mexico in the 70's...and lived and worked on her own boat for 3 years in Alaska. [...]
Extra: We are happy to report we are actually doing exactly what we really really really really really want to do...(short of winning the lottery of couse :)...in any case...it's PURE JOY! HF Contact: KF7IDH

Sailing the Dream

Who: Co-Captains Ray and Sandy
Port: Seattle, Washington USA