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

Slap Some Paint On That

17 January 2012 | Tomahawk Bay Marina
Comments by Doug
Yesterday was a holiday, and I had some time to work on the boat. The weather has been cold and snowy lately, which isn't much of an incentive to spend time on her. But there are tasks to be done, so I put on some extra warm clothes and headed out to Wilparina.

Most of the wiring and old hoses have been removed from bulkheads in the maintenance locker, aft of the engine. It's good to get a new coat of paint on the bulkheads before Dave starts to reassemble everything. I vacuumed out the space and then slapped some "bikini blue" deck paint around. Its a tight fit down there, which makes painting a difficult maneuver. You can't paint everything all at once because you need to leave a dry place to sit and an escape route. So in this phase, I got the most important areas painted.

I was actually fairly comfortable working down below. Meanwhile topside, a couple of rain and snow squalls blew through. Occasional gusts would blow a smattering of icy rain into the cockpit.

Dave purchased the new Balmar 100 amp alternator and new voltage regulator. There goes another boat unit.

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