August 28, 2014
Season’s Over – Harbor Vue Marine
August 25, 2014
Sailing to Heywood Island
Barbie at the helm, wing on wing
August 25, 2014 -Heywood Island
August 24, 2014 – Back to Covered Portage Cove
Evnrude’s Chanticleer at the entrance to Covered Portage Cove
August 21, 2014, Back to Thomas Cove
August 21, 2014 – Back to Thomas Cove
August 21, 2014 – Pit stop in Killarny
August 20,2014 – An easy sail through Colins inlet, east to west, 1-3 knots and 10 hours
A boom hold down thanks to Charlie
August 14, 2014 – On the way to Golden Sword Island
August 14-17, 2014 – Images of Black Bay, NE of Golden Sword Island
August 10, 2014 – Getting to Byng Inlet
August 8-10, 2014 – Travel to Bustard Islands and Being There
August 7-8, 2014 – En route from Thomas Bay through Collins Inlet to Beaverstone Bay
Leaving Killarny. Ran out of chip space just when they turned around to take off right beside us
Andy’s old & new engines
Our New Awning, Improved Mainsail, and Windlass
August 2-5, 2014 – Thomas Bay
August 1, 2014 – Killarney
July 30-August 1, 2014 – Anchored at Covered Portage Cove, just north of Killarney
July 31, 2014 – Critters at Covered Portage Cove
July 26-29, 2014 – First anchorage at Heywood Island, just southeast of Little Current
July 25, 2014 – Our first sail of the season – Little Current to Heywood Island
July 19 – 24, 2014 – At the Harbor Vue Marina
July 16-18, 2014 – Our secluded escape to Red Lodge Resort
July 16-18, 2014 – Oh, Mama, can this really be the end, to be stuck inside o’ Little Current with the Georgian Bay blues again!
July 15, 2014 – Andy and Barbie enjoying the wonderful dinner prepared by Monique and the nice conversation with Sam at Monique’s Bistro in Blind River.
July 14, 2014 – Here’s what our 8 days of labor produced a couple of weeks ago (beauty is in the eye of the laborer):
- Andy designed, fabricated and installed fiber glass reinforcement under the new windlass, glass inserts to create a compartment for our wash down pump hose, fillets around the sides, sanding and gel-coating. The other 2 compartments will carry the rode for our spare anchor. When he got done he wanted it to look like it came that way, which is does, but now you can’t see all the work. Well, mid-project it looked more like #2.
- Andy designed, fabricated, and installed fiber glass protection for the anchor chain locker. We left this part unfinished because is all gets covered by a nice teak door and framing.
- External view of the windlass and foot switches on the starboard side.
- Closeup of the windlass. (Andy also installed guides for the wiring, which will go under everything back to the battery hookup.)
- This is a shot of our controls – Andy made a nice little wood mount for the power switches for the washdown pump and the windlass (lower left) and another little wood mount for the remote windlass control (upper left).
- – 10. These show our beautiful teak, which Barbie sanded and sanded and sanded to clean off the oxidized discoloration and then got lucky with a good day for finishing it all. Thanks to Bob, who did Donnie’s character wood boat on his pond at the Boat House, we hope that this stain/sealer will keep as nicely as it did on Donnie’s boat.