This is Quincy the Boat Dog’s weekly post to stay in touch with all of you and make sure you know she’s still around, living on a sailboat while her owners prep to go bluewater cruising. You’ll have to guess what kind of advice may come next if you don’t click to read the rest- (more…)
Gotta apologize, as the posts have been a bit sporadic these last couple weeks as life has been busy but we keep going. Hotwife had a hip operation so it’s been a week of having the kids on the boat with her elsewhere; then when she as able to get back on the boat on crutches I needed to take her to appointments for most of the next week. So I missed my usual writing schedule and missed some of the work I needed to do around the boat as well. With hotwife back on the boat, things have settled down a bit. Take a look at Quincy, she won’t even move now when crutches go over her: But it’s been a productive couple of weeks regardless. Hotwife and Pirate Kate attended the Women’s Sailing Convention last weekend, I was able to determine the cause of my broken bilge pump and I’m getting it changed out with a new one, I finished my Small Boat Diesel Engine Course and we’ve set solid dates in March to haul Tulum 5 out of the water for a bunch of repairs and upgrades.
We’re looking to do the following while T-5 is hauled out: three coats of bottom paint, drop and inspect the rudder and it’s bearings, have a dripless seal installed on our shaft, have a freshwater foot pump installed in our front head, have a saltwater foot pump installed in the galley, have the gray water flow changed from our 50-gallon (below the water line) tank to direct overboard and possibly remove the tank, unfreeze all the throughhull handles and fiberglass over throughhulls we don’t use and clean and paint the main bilge. But this also gives me strict deadlines to get the washer/dryer taken out and if I’m going to put in a composting head…I’d like to get it done before the haul out.
So we have a bit to do.
We’re a family who got a good deal on a great boat and now have to dedicate the time to fix systems and give her the TLC needed to prep her for cruising. We’re doing just that. We’ll start our YouTube Channel in June and post every one of our complete free video travel logs on this blog. We’ll also continue to post with mongo lots of pictures as we go along. If you want to read it all and share in the action, please think about following us and continue to follow us as we go.
We were out shopping for screws and epoxy at one of the boat stores when Hotwife got bored and started perusing “the Log” newspaper; only to discover Quincy the Boat Great Dane on Page 16 with a caption and a shout-out with our Blog Name. If you’re in Southern California, grab the Oct 5th issue of “the Log” newspaper and take a look at Quincy the Great Dane. Here’s the picture in the paper, one of the first ones I took of her standing on the bow, her first day on Tulum 5.
More coming out this week as we’ve been out adventuring as a family. When that happens, I usually either don’t have internet or don’t have time to write. We’re watching Hurricane Michael closely and all of our friends who are near the panhandle area or have connections there are in our thoughts and prayers-