The Raven Log

The crew of sv Raven now on land.

16 May 2005 | Marina Seca San Carlos, MX
16 April 2005 | Marina Seca San Carlos, MX
16 March 2005 | Marina Seca San Carlos, MX
16 February 2005 | San Carlos. MX
11 February 2005 | San Carlos, MX
16 January 2005 | San Carlso, MX
17 December 2004 | San Carlos, MX
12 November 2004 | somewhere between Colorado & Maryland & back
31 December 1969 | Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico

2nd Best Day In A Sailors Life!

08 December 2009
is the day he/she sells the boat! Yes we signed the contract today so now Raven will belong to a man from Australia. There was something in the paper work to Marina Seca about 'until he sends shipping info' so she may be headed to Australia! Weirdly enough today is also the 2nd anniversary of us losing Hilo overboard so something to cheer us up on this day AND we think he is helping us out from the Great Beyond.

Damage To Raven's Keel

26 September 2009 | San Carlos, MX
No splash for Raven after the surveyor finds this damage. God only knows when the yard can get around to fixing it (they still don't have power) which we means, no test sail, which means no sale, until all this can happen...........

Raven's OK!

10 September 2009
Word from the broker is that Raven is OK AND the buyer is still interested in purchasing her! He's hired a surveyor to take a look and take her out for a test sail - when the yard can put her in the water.....

05 September 2009
wind damage

2 Days Before Potential Buyer Comes to Look At Raven

05 September 2009 | San Carlos, MX
a class 4 (out of 5) hurricane that luckily down graded to a Depression slams into San Carlos! Boat ownership is a tragic comedy! We think Raven is OK though seriously doubt anything left on deck is still there. Email from the storage yard says not to come down for a week until they get things cleaned up, main highway into town has a 20foot wide section washed out anyway - though we hear they are working on a by-pass. Power is being restored so we await the final word.

Momma Mia, Momma Mia

11 August 2009 | Cheryl's Bag
Mia in a cozy spot
Vessel Name: Raven
Vessel Make/Model: Westsail 32
Hailing Port: Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
Crew: Capt'n Scott, Admiral Cheryl, Spirit Guide Hilo
About: Capt'n Scott - formerly responsible for the crews lives Cheryl - former Admiral, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, etc., etc. Hilo - Spirit Guide & Protector (formally- Bug Catcher, Scarer of Birds, Lap Warmer, Provider of Unconditional Love (as long as his food bowl is full)
Westsails have an interesting history. They were designed after pilot boats, boats that were made very sturdy so they could spend hours in rough seas. They were over built with fiberglass so they are thicker than most fiberglass boats and are wider (beamier) than most other boats for their length [...]
Raven's Photos - (Main)
1 Photo
Raven anchored in San Marte, Baja, Mexico 1/08
1 Photo | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 25 May 2009
12 Photos
Created 23 September 2008
1 Photo | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 12 June 2008
1 Photo | 5 Sub-Albums
Created 13 March 2008
Yes,yes, yes we take a gazillion pictures of Hilo. We are told that's what you do when you don't have children to take a gazillion pictures of. I tried to keep it to just the sailing-type pictures of him but all you cat lovers won't care either way. Enjoy.
15 Photos
Created 7 October 2007
Finally! The inside is finished (well you know how boat projects are) so here we go inside our floating palace to share our surroundings with you. Enjoy.
10 Photos
Created 9 September 2007
Pictures of us actually sailing! We waited a long time for this. Day sails and our trips to Bahia San Pedro, Playa San Francisco and crossing over to the Baja side.
38 Photos
Created 9 September 2007
Life at mooring ball #28 San Carlos Marina, MX.
21 Photos
Created 9 September 2007

S/V RAVEN & HER CREW from 2004-2009

Who: Capt'n Scott, Admiral Cheryl, Spirit Guide Hilo
Port: Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
"God is happiest when his children are at play" - the Legend of Bagger Vance
"A riveting and exciting read, I can barely wait each month for the new entry". - Capt'n Halsey, the Yellow Submarine