Monthly Archives: August 2015

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Things are running down to the wire now, even if it feels like we are running in place sometimes. Today we did our last provisioning run and trip to the chandlery. The boat is down in the water by at … Continue reading

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Provisioning in Bezerkeley

For those of you not local to the San Francisco Bay area, the “Berkeley Bowl” is likely new to you.  It is a local supermarket with two locations in the People’s Republic of Berkeley.  Originally located in an abandoned bowling … Continue reading

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The Haulout

Anytime a boat comes out of the water for maintenance and projects it is a traumatic time.  Traumatic to the wallet, to the schedule, and to the people involved.  That is double true for boats that are routine liveaboards! Here … Continue reading

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Shakedown

So much work has been going on on the boat to get her ready, that she hasn’t had the chance to get out away from the dock and actually go sailing. That was fixed this past week. A short trip … Continue reading

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Give me them Old Time Charts! 06 July 2014

One of the great things about not having anyplace special to be is… not having anyplace special to be! Yesterday I had a couple minor things to attend to on the boat, and we decided to stay an extra day … Continue reading

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The Delight, and the Silliness, of Solar Power, 23 May 2014

One of the great successful additions to turn Fetchin’ Ketch into a self sufficient long range cruising boat has been that addition of a pair of solar panels. They were a bit of a pain to install, taking a bit … Continue reading

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Clipper Cove, San Francisco Bay– 20 May 2014

There are four important rules of sailing: 1.) Keep the water out of the boat. 2.) Keep the people in the boat. 3.) Do not hit anything. 4.) Look good. There is also a corollary to Rule #4, Do not … Continue reading

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