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And today it begins....

by the First Mate


We've been taking a break from writing and posting since Christmas knowing full well once our re-build project begins our days will be non-stop until it's completion.     

Yesterday I rented a storage locker and today we begin removing our belongings off Lealea.  First off will be clothes and food which will be thoroughly inspected and sorted. Clothes we have held onto for sentiment rather than practicality will be given away and it looks as if we will be eating a lot of beans and rice over the next few months but it will be nice to get the boat cleaned out. 

I will be stepping back from the veterinary clinic for the next few months while we are working on the boat and am looking forward to my time in Andy's shop helping with the interior woodwork.   

Chuck placed our Fisheries order last Tuesday and we should see the materials arriving by barge next Wednesday.  The hard lumber from Edensaw Woods will be on the same barge and then we only need the balance of the lumber to arrive from Ketchikan.

The sun is shining, temperatures are in the 30's and it is a beautiful day to get this project started.

One last thing, sorry.....
Forgot to post the link to our Christmas Out Takes video for my mom.   

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1. Harold Casterline | January 15, 2016 at 06:00 PM EST

Good luck, guys

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Chuck and Laura

Fellow shipmate, Fran Taylor, writes about her many adventures as crew sailing aboard different tall ships and she mentions one voyage in particular  during her time aboard HMB Endeavour where she meets a couple on their honeymoon.  Read the humorous tale of the seasick groom and how a new "private signal" was born among the Endeavour crew.
The first book I read after moving aboard Lealea.  A wonderful journey that got me dreaming.
-Laura
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-Chuck and Laura

"This Old Boat" If you can only have one book on sailboat maintenance aboard, this is the one.

-Chuck Rose

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Chuck and Laura

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Fran Taylor was born and grew up in Scotland on the banks of the River Clyde.  She has sailed all over the world in a number of “Tall Ships” and has had a number of articles published. She is a regular on the guest  speaking circuit around Perth where she lives when not pursuing her dreams and answering the call of the sea. In 2012 she took part in the Titanic Memorial Cruise, a special event to commemorate the 100th
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