Category: Uncategorized

The next owner is really going to enjoy this boat

On it’s way to San Diego, CA.

Restore a Sailboat - June 2020

Obviously something is missing at this point: The boat is not in the water. Once Covid began, it was very clear to me that group activities were gone for 12 to 18 months. I could not see that a summer of sailing and racing were going to occur. Chicago’s Mayor has been firm about social... Read more »

Restore a Sailboat - May 2020

As I wrote last month, I’ve slowed my time on this boat not knowing when launch dates may be available. So I go only on the weekends my wife works. There were two weekends this month. However, a third weekend came into play, I was all set to go when I learned protesters were making... Read more »

I Have a Dream Too

I Have a Dream Too It begins wondering what Dr. Martin Luther King would do and say today. I won’t or cannot pretend to understand the difficulties of blacks in America today. I read from the Chicago Tribune’s Laura Washington who understands and tries to explain the case. I could listen to her for hours.... Read more »

Restore a Sailboat - April 2020

Well, we all wonder what the future of the month, next year or two will hold. It could go on without much of a hiccup, or, we just might have restrictions for a long time. But hey, I like to plan for the best so I keep tinkering getting this boat ready for what good... Read more »

Restore a Sailboat - March 2020

I got a lot moving forward  this month, but little is finished. Had days of sanding waiting for warm weather to paint and varnish. Watch the list get short quick with warm weather!  However, with the health and movement restrictions put in place by the government, I lost one solid weekend of work, not sure... Read more »

Restore a Sailboat - February 2020

It’s the shortest month of the year, I’ve turned up the heat to get things done! And had lots of progress. 296. How is the mast standing? Why didn’t it fall over while sailing?  I don’t know!  A clevis pin on one shroud is over length and at quick glance one might think it is... Read more »

Restore a Sailboat - January 2020

Winter is flying by, I better start putting in the time in the shipyard to get 43 projects complete by mid-May.  I only completed 2 projects in the past two months.  This isn’t gonna work at this pace.  A couple solid weekends will shorten the list quickly. However, I headed south for two weeks at... Read more »

Restore a Sailboat - December 2019

It is amazing to me that after 2-1/2 years, I still find things that aren’t quite right that get added to the list. None of them major, just minor annoying things that don’t take a lot of time to fix.  One cotter pin at the deck holding an upper shroud is about 1/2″ overlength and... Read more »

Restore a Sailboat - November 2019

Winter time projects commence! During the month I hit a milestone – my 100th day just working on it since April of 2017 to restore this boat. Made progress on many different projects during the month, but completed very few. 285. Added a remark on the fuel dipstick, “Add 9oz of Marvel Mystery Oil /... Read more »