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

40 Something days to go

18 June 2009 | Ray says...
Okay, had to take a short boat break here and get some surgery done...it was elective...my eye flaps were getting in the way and needed pinning back. The surgery went okay I guess as I lived but today, the day after surgery, everything is swollen and very weird looking. I'll post a picture if I look any better...don't wait up.

On the good side, we're back at it. Kids are coming out tomorrow to spend the night, we are busy calculating our power requirements...figuring if we need to order and install the wind generator and solar panels before we leave. As we've never done this before we have no idea about our average daily power requirements. Also running out of space...even the masts are getting full with two radar units, a radar reflector, flag halyards, steamer lights, deck lights and automatic antenna tuner up the mizzen. This doesn't include the LED lights, VHF antennas, and the weather/wind monitoring equipment. Now put a 400watt 25 lb windgenerator up there you got one busy place!

Back down on deck we're looking at adding another bow roller for the big Manson Supreme on the foredeck. This will require some welding for sure and a re-design of the stern anchoring set-up. It never ends.

For today though it's just R and R while I try to recoup from the surgery and Sandy heads back to work. The really good news is that we do have what appears to be a good exhaust riser that should work with this engine...looking ahead 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
Pure Joy's Photos - Main
Pictures upon arrival in Port Angeles
7 Photos
Created 8 July 2010
4 Photos
Created 7 July 2010
3 Photos
Created 21 June 2010
Finally getting pictures and albums started...apologize for the delay.
5 Photos
Created 14 June 2010
1 Photo | 1 Sub-Album
Created 31 May 2009

Sailing the Dream

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