The Raven Log

The crew of sv Raven now on land.

03 July 2009 | Casa Cuervo, Taos, NM
06 June 2009
31 May 2009
24 May 2009 | Casa Cuervo South Wall, Taos, NM
20 May 2009 | Casa Cuervo, Taos, NM
12 May 2009 | Casa Cuervo, Taos, NM
01 May 2009 | Canyon Lands Nat'l Park, Utah
12 April 2009 | Grand Canyon, AZ
12 February 2009 | San Carlos, MX
08 February 2009 | San Carlos, MX
04 February 2009
29 January 2009
26 January 2009
25 January 2009
22 January 2009
22 January 2009
20 January 2009

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 [...]

S/V RAVEN & HER CREW from 2004-2009

Who: Capt'n Scott, Admiral Cheryl, Spirit Guide Hilo
Port: Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
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