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

Solar Panels came in!!!

02 July 2009 | Ray Here...
Yes, this is our boat parked (docked) in Olympia. Solar panels will be going on each side of the aft rail. They're pretty big.

Two good events...our solar panels just came in and I got word from the engineers that our exhaust system is going to work just fine! I found out the boat had a custom exhaust system (that broke) and was going to cost like $2300 to replace. I redesigned it for less than $500!!! Big savings!

For the solar panels...Yikes!... I was more than a little surprised at their size!!!...I mean...I know how big they measured when I ordered them but they sure look bigger in the box when they got here! They are supposed to produce 135 watts each...that's 270 watts for both of them...for those that don't know, that's quite a bit of battery re-charge power with all kinds of other gizmos. They should do just fine. I suspect though, we'll be able to supply a small town when we get down there! I figure with the wind generator we could probably double as a light house or at least glow in the dark!
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