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May 29, 2006

The Far Side Of The Farallons

We finally made it to the Farallon Islands, rounding the southern island in the morning of May 29, 2006. This was after a very trying evening under heavily reefed main and staysail, with winds and seas conspiring to put the entire crew “off their feed”. But survive we did, and the morning found us in […]

May 19, 2006

Haulout Complete

On Thursday, May 11, Ville and I took VALIS over to Anderson’s Boatyard in Sausalito. There, she was hauled out, power-washed, had all the rough spots sanded down, and then was given a couple coats of new bottom paint. We also replaced the zincs, lubed the Max-Prop, and gave everything below the waterline some careful […]

May 4, 2006

Stove Repair 101

The propane stove has been repaired by Ville and me. We now have a new regulator, but that wasn’t the problem (as it turned out). The real culprit was the electric shut-off valve, which was only opening the slightest bit, and seemed to close off as the solenoid coil heated up. We replaced the valve […]


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