Wilparina - Go With the Wind

Sailing the Salish Sea

08 July 2014 | Orcas Island, Washington
21 June 2014 | On Dry Land
14 June 2014 | West Sound, Orcas Island
13 June 2014 | West Sound, Orcas Island, Washington
08 June 2014 | Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, Washington
06 June 2014 | Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington
03 June 2014 | Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, Washington
22 May 2014 | St. Helen's, Oregon
17 May 2014 | St. Helens, Oregon
28 April 2014 | St. Helen's, Oregon
09 March 2014 | St. Helen's, Oregon
04 April 2012 | In the Marina
08 March 2012 | Same ol' Marina
12 February 2012 | Tomahawk Bay Marina
05 February 2012 | Same ol' Marina
17 January 2012 | Tomahawk Bay Marina
08 January 2012 | Tomahawk Bay Marina
02 January 2012 | Same ol' Marina
30 November 2011 | Slip 40
29 November 2011 | Slip 40

The Inner Workings

30 November 2011 | Slip 40
Last night, I spent another evening on the boat. I pulled up the cabin sole and vacuumed and cleaned the bilge from stem nearly to stern. I found no evidence of any new leaking fuel in the sump. But, in spite of my efforts, I didn't find any obvious source. However, there's a sense of satisfaction in knowing that as I go through this process, I'm cleaning up all traces of dirt and residue. Everything on a boat should be "ship shape," even in the darkest nooks and crannies.

I sometimes wonder: will I ever really understand all the working pieces of this boat? Will she ever be ready for extended passages on the open ocean? I just have to remember: it's getting a little bit better, day by day, bit by bit.

The new isolation transformer and ELCI are on the boat, as are the new AC and DC circuit panels. Electrical Dave is set to start the installation today. And Clint will be doing the final install on the Airhead. He's been waiting for a break in the rain so he can cut a hole in the cabin roof and install the small fan that vents the Airhead.
Vessel Name: Wilparina
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 37 Cutter
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon
Crew: Doug and Kathleen Verigin
Kathleen and Doug bought Wilparina in April of 2011 with a vision of accomplishing some long-distance cruising. It's taken over three years, and the project was almost abandoned, but at last, the boat is sailing again. Here's a journal of our adventures. [...]

Wilparina Sailing Again

Who: Doug and Kathleen Verigin
Port: Portland, Oregon