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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

When we hauled out to do the prop re-pitch the yard told us we have one hour and fifteen minutes to complete the job. We would have been done in less then an hour except the rigger was up the mast and the yard wouldn't put us back in the water with him working up there. Here is a picture of John with the newly re-pitched Max-Prop all ready for a coat of barnicle barrier. The re-pitch worked great and now the engine runs at just the right RPM.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Seattle Update

We'er still in Ballard Mill Marina, undergoing final preparations for jumping off to Canada. We spent the day today adding wedges to the motor mounts to try to fix an allignment problem. It took much less work then I anticipated, and thanks to a friendly cabinet maker in Ballard I was able to get a pair of very nice white oak wedges very quickly. After installing them and re-alligning the vibration was much less then it was before. A big plus for all the motoring we'll be doing in Canada. Tomorrow we're doing a noon hang at a local yard so we can re-pitch the max-prop.

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Here's Linda and I at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon for the start of the Single Handed Transpac. We went to see Phil off on his adventure and then continued our own by driving to Seattle. We stopped at Hat Creek so Linda could see where I've been camping, Medford for the night and Milwalkee Oregon to visit my sister .

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Final Preparations

Linda arrived last night and is having fun playing house in the
apartment. She's going to be running around this week getting
things ready for departure. I've got my office pretty much cleaned
out and am ready too, we just have to get our health insurance
straighten out.

Friday, June 18, 2004

This is the rattle snake I saw on my most recent fly fishing trip.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Initial Entry

Linda is hard at work polishing up the fiberglass and I've been
busy at work. Taking week ends off to go fly fishing.

Two more weeks to go!