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

Maple Bay second post today,,

28 June 2010 | MBVIBC
Ray here -coolish out..no wind.
Okay, so this may be a little confusing. This is the second blog today...so make this a June 28th and ½ blog.

First...repair update: We addressed the starter and alternator problems. I called our guy who is the starter and alternator expert for Perkins Engines. (I think he's as old as the engine company)...anyway...he asked me a couple of questions then proceeded to tell me...(1) for the starter, check the terminals on the batteries...and (2) for the alternator...hang a light in the engine room! What? What hang a light? Why? It turns out the light in the engine room is so the alternator will always be under a load (that's why the tach was bouncing when I shut stuff off)...he said it's an old trick they used to do in the war. (War? Which war??) anyway...I hung a light in the engine room and ran one of the refers...it worked...no more bouncing tach! Then I cleaned the battery terminals...we have an even dozen...plus at least 12 other major battery cable connection terminals...(in the end, it would have been easier to change the starter...ha!)...anyway... that seemed to work too! So for the moment all is well....except our new alternator puts out like a gazillion watts!...way more than the old one we had...and with the solar panels and wind generator going we have to stop off every so often and drain some of the electricity out (insert happyface).

Okay...so off to Bedwell Harbor in the morning at 7AM...(that's why this post now...I'll forget in the morning). It's about a 6-7 hour run...should be with the current but somewhat against the wind. We're choosing Bedwell because of the hot tub...'nuff said.

After Bedwell, it's Friday Harbor to check back in the U.S., jump across to Fisherman's Cove on Lopez Island to watch fireworks in the rain...then on over to Victoria...eat food play in town...then to Esquimalt Harbor (next to Victoria) and our final prep sail-a-thon...then across to Port Angeles to be with family and friends! Whew...gonna be busy these next few days!

Ray out for now...
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