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

Our Wind Generator is in!!!...Our Wind Generator is in!!

24 July 2009 | Hot and Sunny days
Ray here
No this is not a picture of our boat...but it is identical...ours is one of the few boats that can fly two spinnakers at once. We'll post a picture of ours when we're all done...we've just have much more equipment on board...way more!

Okay, so we haven't got a picture of our Wind Generator yet either..., but it arrived from Trinidad in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Long journey for sure!

So with two work days left here is our "TO DO" list to get ready to go...

Finish the welding project and install the new heat riser exhaust system.
Put up the new Wind Generator
Put on the (two) new Solar Panels and their charge controllers.
Hook up the new solenoid and foot switch for the anchor windlass.
Weld in the new bow roller (for the anchor chain to slide on).
Go up the main mast and install the wind speed and direction indicator,
While up the mast put on a new LED navigation light system (with stobe)
While still up the main mast...install a new VHF antenna.
Go up the Mizzen mast and adjust the angle of attack for the second radar.
Finish connecting the main generator water pump system
Finish installing the new hoses and pumps for the Water Maker system.
Install the monitor windvane self-steering system.
Install the repaired Jib and Staysails.
Test all sails and rigging.
Start, run, and test the engine, transmission, prop and prop shaft connection.
Last item is to haul the boat...clean and paint the bottom....check all electronics and head out...Yeeehaaa!
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