Saturday, October 10, 2015 Up the Mast

Woke up:                    Chula Vista Marina, Chula Vista, California, USA

Went to sleep:           Chula Vista Marina, Chula Vista, California, USA

Up the Mast

Numerous boat projects have been completed throughout the summer. I’ve provided a detailed list at the end of this blog. As you’ll see, Peter has been busy. He amazes me with the inspection and maintenance tasks he identifies but also with his knowledge of parts and materials and methods to make things whole.

On his list today was inspection of the rigging at the top of the mast. He positioned himself in his bosun chair and I prepared to crank the winch 500-600 turns, lifting him 2”-3” with each rotation until he reached his lofty destination.

Tied off with a safety line

Tied off with a safety line

Aerobic exercise

Aerobic exercise

Looking south

Looking south

Looking southease

Looking southeast

Looking northeast

Looking northeast

Looking down

Looking down

Things are looking good up here

Things are looking good up here

Completed Projects

 

  1. Installed LED stip lighting in both staterooms
  2. Extended 12V power to the AFT and Forward staterooms
  3. Installed five high powered DC fans
  4. Repaired deck drain through hauls
  5. Selected and purchased Hobie Mirage (My Boat) including hauling it home from Mission Bay in the dinghy
  6. Selected and purchased stand up paddle board
  7. Purchased Bochi balls engraved with SV Penelope
  8. Replaced raw water circulation pump on refrigerator 2 times
  9. Managed repair of dinghy davets resulting from someone hitting us
  10. Supervised Susan’s refinishing of oars
  11. Purchased and mounted paddle board brackets
  12. Installed all new batteries
  13. Installed new solar charge controller
  14. Replaced engine raw water pump impeller
  15. Had the barnacles scraped off the bottom
  16. Scheduled boat haul out for bottom paint
  17. Replaced bob stay, mount and bolts following Susan’s interaction with Ponga driver at Yelapa
  18. Remounted GPS sensor
  19. Replaced VHF radio
  20. Replaced SSB wire with Co Ax
  21. Inspected and cleaned SS life lines
  22. Inspected and tighted screws on auto pilot mount
  23. Replaced seals on hatches
  24. Repaired broken wood in cockpit
  25. Repaired and replaced missing dowels in deck
  26. Supervised Susan’s painting of LP tank
  27. Rebuilt toilet
  28. Rewired overhead light receptacles
  29. Replaced all light bulbs with LED
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About Susan M. Gierga

Everyone already knows everything there is to know about me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. To learn current details. Visit my blog, CruisingwithCaptainPeterandtheAdmiral.
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3 Responses to Saturday, October 10, 2015 Up the Mast

  1. elinorec says:

    A lot of those jobs look familiar – I think I’ve seen them on the Nakamal boat job lists (yes, plural he says we are on rev. 10 since January) that John has completed as we prepare for our foray into the cruising life! Only two more weeks until we Ha Ha on down the Baja. … Elinore on s/v Nakamal http://www.sailingnakamal.wordpress.com

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  2. Randy Stark says:

    I challenge you to a bocci ball match!

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