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

New Fresh Water Pump and Lines

04 April 2012 | In the Marina
Doug writes:
Electrical Dave and I have both made some good progress aboard Wilparina. This week, all the new battery cables and switches should be completed, and we'll actually be able to start the engine.

One of the last electrical jobs will be to rewire the anchor windlass. Whoever installed the electric windlass many years ago actually ran an orange extension cord up to the bow of the boat. Not exactly to "spec" but it worked for many years.

I've been working on running new fresh water lines and installed the new water pump. We relocated the pump from a small locker behind the electrical panel (water and electricity don't mix well), and it's now located under the galley sink.

It's exciting to think that we'll actually be able to put the boat's interior back together soon, and take her out on the River. We still have a lot of preparation before we set sail for the San Juan's in July.
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