Around the world with S/V Zephyr

The adventures of Bill & Tracy as they fulfill their lifes dream of sailing the world. We've dreamed of this for years and now is the time while the health is still good and there is money in the kitty to make it come true.

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The right hand doesn’t knowwhat the left hand is doing.

23 August 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
And so chaos continues. We were told yesterday that the floor repai people would be out between 10:00 and 12:00 to start in on the newly damaged kitchen floor. We were sitting in a nice booth at Village Inn about 08:00 when we get a call from the repairman that he is sitting outside our house. Luckily, we’d not place our order yet. We climbed back in the car and headed back home.
The repairman comes in and pulls out his moisture meter to see what the humidity was in the existing boards. Tracy and I look at each other and I ask the man “you do know you are ripping out the boards and installing new ones?” His response was “no, I thought I was just to sand them down and refinish them”. He gets on the phone to his boss but getting no response decideds that he will just rip out the boar do and put in new ones. Now here’s where it gets tricky. Where he is working is where our big very heavy fridge sites. With all the drying equipment sitting there for the last five days, we moved it to the opposite end of the dining area. We discussed the situation with the repairman expressing our displeasure with the finish he’d put on the existing boards as it doesn’t come close to the rest of the kitchen. To get the fridge out of the kitchen/dining area, we will need to take off the doors and get an appliance dolly and so help to get it up the stairs to the living room. Instead, we think we’ve worked it out with the repairman that he will rip out the boards and install the new ones, sand and put on the first coat on the boards and then come back tomorrow and put on the second coat so it can dry over the weekend so we can move it back and and then he will come back on Monday and finish his portion of the job by buffing the floor and putting on the second coat blending it in with what is under the fridge. As he got his tools, I placed a call to Ashley that’s the project coordinator for this job. She works out the schedue of jobs between Denver Dustless(floor people) and Delta Disaster(rest of the work). I wanted to appraise her of what was going on and what was currently in the plans. She said she would make some calls and get back with us.
So here is where we stand. Once the kitchen floor is done, they have to clean out the laundry room by moving out the washer and dryer to the diningroom and then rip out the old vinyl and install the new one. Then move back the washer and dryer and hook them up. The commode in the bathroom still needs to be reinstalled and the copper line to the water maker on the fridge has to be replaced. They want to use a plastic line but I’m leaning towards copper. It’s what we’ve always used. I figure the plastic line will be exposed to the heat from the fridge compressor and it could get very brittle and snap. Then it’s down into the basement to replace the soaked insulation under the kitchen in the craw space.
If we are lucky, we might be done in another week but I’m not holding my breath and that’s just with this job. We still have the roofing man coming back in early September to replace the window and fix the ceiling in the living room where water had soaked through. That will require us to get everything out of the living room so the entire ceiling can be painted.
It just goes on and on and on.
From today’s picture, you can see the fridge area with the dark stains between the boards and the different color of the existing floor where some have the old stain and some have the new
Vessel Name: Zephyr
Vessel Make/Model: Shin Fa 458
Hailing Port: Denver, Colorado
Crew: Bill & Tracy Hudson
About: We've been sailing since the early 80's on lakes in New Mexico and Colorado and finally took the plunge and bought Zephyr.
We moved on board in April of 2008 and have been working and sailing her ever since. Up to Alaska and down to Mexico and across the Pacific to Fiji. From Fiji to the Philippines and down to South Africa for Christmas 2015. We've now made it to the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal. With [...]
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The electrical connection with switch for the new Spectra Watermaker.
Our new watermaker--it still needs the hoses run but we are getting closer to getting the job done.
La Panga Restaurant and Marina Palmira office
You put your trash out in trash cans by the curb.  Here, they put it in raised steel containers to keep animals out of it while awaiting pickup.
OK, sounds like a restaurant I want to try.  Nothing wrong with a skull on the sign.
Boats in Marina Palmira.
Bigger power boats in Marina Palmira.
More boats in Marina Palmira.
Marina Costa Baja
Looking West from the marina.
Looking North towards the hotel La Fiesta.
Boats at Marina Costa Baja.
We sat for quite a while just watching the sun go down and see all her changing colors.  Each night provided a whole rainbow of colors.
La Fiesta Hotel.  Nice place and just about empty.
Matt getting some relaxation at the pool.
They stroll the docks each day.
Along the sidewalk at Marina Costa Baja.
Looking down from above.  Boy, it
The view from the top of the mast of the marina.
Out into the bay.
The "Beach Club at the hotel.
More of the Marina and the hotel.
Pangas along the beach at Los Muertos.
The dingy dock at Los Muertos.
Looking out from the restaurant at Los Muertos.
Pelicans and the pangas along the launching ramp at Los Muertos.
The Sun glinting off the bay at Los Muertos.
What used to be the Giggling Marlin restaurant.  Now El Carbon.
Rock walls out by the dingy dock at Los Muertos.
One of the flying Manta Rays at Los Frailes.  Look closely.
More flying Manta Rays at Los Frailes.
The Eastern end of Los Frailes.
Ensenada de Los Muertos.
The ceiling of the restaurant at Los Muertos.
Blue goes hunting.  She knows there is something on the barbecue grill
With her toes spread, she is weaving on the life line.  The camera is still, she is not!
At anchor in Los Frailes.
The anchorage in Los Frailes.
At the pot luck dinner along the beach in Los Frailes waiting out the wind.  The wind won!!
Our new Fender Step.  It will make coming into dock much easier.
Our new Spectra 200T watermaker.  Now all we have to do is find the time to install it.
The Immigration Office in Ensenada, Mexico.  At least it is all in one building now instead of spread all over town.
The big flag by Baja Naval Marina.  An easy land mark to navigate to.
The Port Captain
The Mexican courtesy flag flying from our mast spreaders.
Celebrating crossing into Mexico.  The white wine had gone bad so we gave it to King Neptune instead.
Looking towards Ensenada Harbor.
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Created 22 November 2013
Around Kudat and the Penuwasa Boat Yard
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Created 18 November 2013
Up the hills till an opening shows up in front of you and then see if you can get down into it. Not always.
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Created 16 November 2013
Some photos of our diving on the reef.
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Created 16 November 2013
Our trip around the north end of Borneo
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Created 16 November 2013
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Created 23 October 2013
Our trip around Malaysia starting at Tawau.
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Created 21 October 2013
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Created 13 October 2013
Our trip from Tawau around the top of Borneo down to Brunei.
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Created 9 October 2013
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Created 6 October 2013
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Created 6 October 2013
Pictures of our dives off Musket Cove Marina
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Created 7 December 2011
Avea Bay on South Huahine and on to Raiatea Island.
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Created 25 July 2011
Our arrival in Tahiti through Huahine
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Created 18 July 2011
Getting Zephyr ready to go.
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Created 28 October 2010
My three days getting not only knowledge and some self confidence but nice and dirty.
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Created 26 August 2010
Heading South from Escondido.
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Created 30 April 2010
An old salt factory.
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Created 30 April 2010
Incredible sandstone
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Created 30 April 2010
A great place to spend time exploring.
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Created 30 April 2010
Honeymoon Cove on Isla Danzante
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Created 30 April 2010
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Created 14 February 2010
Our continuing adventure as we head North farther up the Sea Of Cortez.
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Created 22 January 2010
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Created 1 January 2010
Our visit to the famous "Mushroom Rock" bay.
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Created 1 January 2010
Art and statues along the waterfront as you walk through downtown La Paz, Mexico
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Created 1 January 2010
Still heading South but now in Cabo San Lucas
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Created 8 December 2009
Making our way South along the coast of Mexico
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Created 28 November 2009
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