Our engine wasn’t making Kevin happy. Last year we could only run it up to 1800 RPM’s without overheating. This year we overheated sitting at the dock. A call to Beta Engine’s in East Sound led him to check the output of the heat exchanger (which wasn’t good at all) and eventually tearing into the … More Seashells in our Engine
After a few 90 degree days we are so, SO happy for all of our covers. Shortly after we bought WINGS the cockpit cover tenting under the mizzen boom tore. It was made from fairly inexpensive fabric and old so it really came as no surprise when it fell apart our first week aboard. Before … More Covered Up!
We saw the bottom of our boat for the first time today.
Baking/Cooking The galley on our boat came equipped with only an Origo alcohol stove top. Not knowing a thing about them I decided to keep an open mind which rapidly started to close upon use. The flame, instead of a nice pretty flower of flames spreading heat evenly over the bottom of the pan, was a towering … More Baking/Cooking & Hot Water
Today I tore out the head. The existing head was a marine style, manual pump, flush toilet with a holding tank. There was also a tiny little sink, and at one time, facilities for a shower. We never attempted to use the toilet, but in testing it after we bought it, the flush mechanism was stiff, … More Tearing out the Head
Since the day we bought our boat we have been in supply of fresh water in our tank. We didn’t know how big it was or the condition. So we finally drained the last drop Sunday night and decided to tackle that job. Kevin removed all the housing around the tank and started inspecting. Turns out … More Fresh Water
My number one rule of sailing is: “Keep the water out!” There’s a lot of details that go into following that rule, and we may discuss them all at some point, but being away from our floating home for weeks and months make it a little more difficult because we are not there every day … More Keeping the number one rule