Archive for February, 2009

Shanti is for sale

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

With work and family, she just doesn’t get sailed enough. It stinks to leave a boat like this tied up.

She’s something special: A whole load of 2010 PacCup/TransPac dreams could easily fit aboard.


Diesel tank out

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Removed Shanti’s diesel tank in order to clean it and replace the emergency fuel cut-off valve. Been meaning to do it forever. In the end, it took 2 hours of bruised knuckles and diesel-y mess.

almost out

j/105 midwinters

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Raced in the j/105 February midwinter regatta with Racer X. Had some great Peruvian food in the city afterward with Phillip and Nicole.

BVI economic stimulus special

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

HKE and I took a (hopefully well-deserved) week off and headed back down to the BVI for a week of cruising with my brother Mike and his wife. We rented a Beneteau 352, the smallest boat I’ve ever chartered.  It turned  out to be a perfect size for two friendly couples, and really economical with the “captain’s discount” and the “holy crap no one rents sailboats during great depression 2.0 discount”.

Swim, sail, anchor, snorkle, drink, sail, anchor, drink, snorkel, drink, swim.

spare halyard

The spare halyard put to good use

marina cay

Marina Key

usual misery

The usual misery

marriage counselling

Marriage counseling