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Published 06.12.2014 | Author : admin | Category : Simple Boat Plans

Middle-aged couple making the transition from the traditional expectations of society to the "outside the box" lifestyle of full-time cruising on a sailboat in the Caribbean. Robin has been working on our sail pack, and she came by Wednesday evening with the almost finished product. Robin took a few more measurements for the piece of fabric that would go around the front of the mast (see where open in above picture).
We discussed where the loops on the top of the sail pack would be located for the lazy jack system. Since winter is around the corner, we'll probably just continue to use our old sail cover until next Spring.
Of course, I'll write a post with pics of the finished sail pack and a post about our lazy jack system. Even though it's rare that I get anything exciting in the mail, I still always rush to the mailbox as soon as I get home.
Last week we received our property tax bill for this past year, indicating that is has gone up over $600! Add all of these increases up, and you can see why I about have a heart attack every time I open the mail! Ken and I have both been busy with our regular jobs the past couple of weekends, so we've only squeezed in a little bit of hurricane damage repairs to our house. On a brighter note, while picking up materials Saturday morning for our house we took a break and checked out a "Wounded Warriors" benefit that we came across at the last minute.
We didn't know about this benefit, and were lucky to come across it at the perfect time to catch these two sky divers land. As I was about to place my order, I noticed that I could either pay about $5 in shipping or spend another $5 and be eligible for free shipping. Yesterday was just a day for books I guess, because I also came across a free e-book that a fellow cruiser has written.
Another book that I'm anxiously waiting for publication is written by the Bumfuzzles, Pat and Ali Schulte. I've been following their blog for a couple of years now and I've already read the first book they published (below). The day before we realized we needed to prepare for Hurricane Isaac (which did make a visit), Ken decided to remove the winch and tackle the project of taking it apart, cleaning it and lubricating it. After removing the winch from the sailboat, Ken brought it inside and started taking apart the winch in a cardboard box.
Here's what a Lewmar self-tailing two-speed ocean winch (40ST) looks like "under the hood" with the top drum bearing already removed (sitting next to winch), as well as the washers and spacers. After searching the internet on how to clean our winch, we had our cleaning supplies ready!


Ken put on some gloves, brushed the mineral spirits on the winch pieces, then started cleaning with a cloth. A light application of bearing grease on the shaft and drum bearings and time to put back together!
It's recommended that winches are cleaned annually, and now that Ken knows how simple this is we'll be sure to clean our winches every year.
Did you know that West Marine has some great information on all sorts of boating topics called The West Advisor, including information on winches. When Ken and I first heard of cruising (and immediately decided we had to do it), I was reading everything I could on the internet.
As it turned out, I had come across a television show about a cruising couple called Distant Shores.
Imagine my surprise when I recently received an e-mail from Paul, offering me a set of their DVD's for my review!
With all the drama of the past two weeks thanks to Hurricane Isaac, Ken and I had some "down time" this past weekend. While sitting outside Sunday afternoon enjoying the day, I couldn't help but think that I probably wouldn't appreciate it as much if it were a daily occurrence. After eating our fill of cajun sausage and chicken, Ken made some jambalaya with the leftovers. During the last night of the hurricane, I stumbled in the dark to look out of the glass on our front door. By the time daylight arrived, we were relieved that the storm finally moved through and the rain and water had stopped.
Being born (me) and raised (both of us) in New Orleans, we've been through a lot of hurricanes!
While I drove my car to my dad's place in Mississippi (it's paid for so it's not flooding!), Ken and a friend stripped Nirvana! Along with stocking up on water, canned food and candles we also stocked up on extra dock lines! We know that a lot of boat damage can occur from the dock, so we debated anchoring Nirvana in the middle of our canal.
Since Nirvana was tied to our dock, we did have to wade out in "butt-deep" water to raise the dock lines higher up the pilings. We were glad to have the extended pilings, because Nirvana got about 18 inches higher than our original pilings. Luckily, everything stopped in time and we're now breathing a sigh of relief and trying to get back to normal. This Catalina, the popular two cabin pullman version is in excellent condition, one fresh water owner has maintained this boat to the highest standards.


The Island Packet 35 has a generous spring to the sheer, a short spoon bow and a chopped off transom with very little camber.
The cutter rig has become the option of reefing the main, dropping the yankee and powering to weather under the mini-masthead rig with the staysail.
The Island Packet combines contemporary hull design with the forgiveness of a long keel to give the owner an easily handled yacht that takes care of itself with little helm assist. Price is Negotiable…A very strong hull and rig contribute to a boat that is comfortable and easy to handle for her size.
One of a kind, heavy duty, veteran cruiser is ready for a new captain and crew, and awaits you on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal. Roomy aft Captains cabin includes a queen size bed,desk, full dresser and 2 closets; with private, large bathroom and enclosed,stand alone shower, just like home!
Forward cabin has a V-Berth with a fore peak linen locker, port side hanging locker, starboard vanity with stainless steel sink, main cabin has port settee berth with drop leaf dinette, starboard seating separated by an entertainment center console, nav station with swing out seat to starboard L-shape galley on port side, aft cabin has a double berth with access to either side of berth, hanging lockers on port and starboard, walk through head with shower and sink on starboard, teak and holly cabin sole throughout, sleeping accommodations for five. The bowsprit-platform nicely extends the sheerline making the boat appear longer and lower than it really is. Schooner rigged, four roller furling sails makes her easy for a couple to handle, center cockpit, a sturdy veteran, blue water cruiser. This cruiser is a very comfortable liveaboard with beautiful wood interior, updated decor, lots of room and incredible storage!
New Electric Hot Water Heater, Microwave Oven, Top loading Refrigerator, Tipple 12 volt battery, Battery Charger, Voltage Meter, Loran, Compass, VHF Marine Radio, New Sea Data Log and Depth, New Sea Windinstrument, Stereo with CD, AUX, ST 4000 Plus Autohelm with Pedastal Mouted. I created this site mostly for my own browsing pleasure, but if you like it too - all the better.
Lines are all in good condition, and the stays have been replaces with the past several years. ENGINE: Newly rebuilt, 2003, Cummins Turbo 130hp engine with less than 1500 hours, runs like a dream and very economical.
I can’t see any advantage to the centerboard model unless having nine inches less draft is critical to you. A large non-skid, fiberglass, open deck allows for easy sail handling, room to walk around and lots of space to relax in the sun.




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