Friday, June 24, 2016


New intercom phone to replace the nasty old nicotine stained one. Nothing has changed in the design and construction!! 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016


Bit of a dreary day. Headed to Oxbow Marina for an Ox Bow Yacht Club meeting 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

First December Weekend 2015

We had a lovely dinner at the Point restaurant in Rio Vista last night. It was the "change of watch" for Ox Bow Yacht Club and Matt was installed as Commodore. The meal and service were great! If you're ever in Rio Vista, give them a try. They have a small dock on the Sacramento River, or there is s large dock at Delta Marina right behind the restaurant. 

Our webasto was blowing cold air this morning (after working fine all night). Luckily it turned out to be the easiest thing we've ever fixed on the boat. A quick breaker reset and we are back to being toasty warm. 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Five Years!

In the past five years:

Hours: 370.9 hours port motor, 366.2 starboard (we've had issues with this meter) and 153 on generator. 

Purchased 1220.65 gallons of diesel for $4678.51. 

Projects since purchase September 2010: 
Windlass: new wildcat and friction discs 
Power reverse added 
Remote control purchased, to be installed 
Sunbrella covers for:  
Teak railngs 
Windshield and doors 
Screen covers for all windows 
Hatch covers 
Fender storage bags at back of flybridge 
Refinished sole in vee berth, galley and salon 
Freshwater electric heads 
Galley updated:  
corian countertops 
Fisher Paykal dishwasher drawer 
Kenyon smooth surface two burner range 
Large stainless sink 
Pull out faucet 
Bottle storage 
Sharp convection microwave 
Custom undercounter storage 
Inverter and 6 6v house battery bank 
New 30amp shore power inlet 
30 gallon holding tank 
Raymarine A60 at flybridge

2 flat screen TVs 

Yamaha receiver and Boston acoustic surround sound in salon 
Uline stainless icemaker.  
New showerhead and faucet handle in master shower 

2014 Bottom taken down to gel coat, blisters repaired, epoxied, faired and barrier coated.  Port shaft and coupling replaced 
Additional lighting in salon and aft stateroom 
Normal maintenance like oil changes; impellers, shaft packing, fuel and oil filters 
Dinghy motor hoist 
Starboard engine 8D starting battery July 2015

We're in Martinez with our club and Merroplitan YC for the Martinez YC Parrothead Party tonight. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Beautiful weekend at Devil's Isle.

We were "harbor master" this weekend, which meant we cleaned off the tables for dinner and took home the trash and sign in sheet. It was a gorgeous weekend and Hulk had a great time with the other dogs there. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Another beautiful day

Heading over to Devil's Isle. Saw three freighters already in just five minutes on the river. One passed right in front of us as we turned into the main river. We're turning off onto a freighter free slough now. 

We're also trying out our new flybridge cushions from the Improvements catalog.