Author Archives: Sail Kestrel

July 22, 2017: Breaking News: The Stove Is IN!

Mark this day on your calendar:  our brand new, sexy-as-hell Dickinson Mediterranean 3-burner stove is installed! It only took us two days, which was a welcome surprise. Normally I wouldn’t devote an entire post to one project, but this one … Continue reading

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July 4-16, 2017: Almost there

We are finally back in the water, where we belong. We were splashed on July 13 and have been reveling in having a fridge, freezer, and air conditioning.  I had sorely missed feeling the boat rock with the wind and … Continue reading

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June 14– July 3, 2017: Time keeps on tickin’

Over the last two+ weeks we’ve reached some large milestones and gotten some huge weather-dependent projects done.  It’s good to be over that hump and to not have to be so freaked out about whether or not it’s going to … Continue reading

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June 5-13, 2017: Sometimes you’re the windshield, and sometimes you’re the bug

And I’m proud to say that over the last eight days, we have most assuredly been the windshield.  We have been kicking some serious butt on the exterior of the boat:  hull, boot stripe, caprail, and bottom. First we dealt … Continue reading

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May 23-June 4, 2017: And the work just keeps on coming

Week four (two thousand and four?) on the hard, and the jobs are slowly getting whittled away.  We’re down from four pages to two pages, but unfortunately the things that are left are either really massive, really complicated, really time-consuming, … Continue reading

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May 13-22, 2017: Hotter than the Devil’s armpit

Many of our projects, particularly the larger ones, require long stretches of rain-free weather.  We were lucky enough to have one of those this past nine days.  That meant really putting the pedal to the metal and working very long … Continue reading

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May 8-12, 2017: Working hard on the hard

Monday morning, we had the boat hauled out of the water and put on jack stands. If I drove the lift, I’d be so tempted to just gun it . . . When it came out, the hull was covered … Continue reading

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