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Building Momentum

by the First Mate


Got a lot done yesterday and today.  Andy, our carpenter, called first thing Monday morning and said he was sound again and ready to work.    He dropped by later in the morning and picked up patterns removed from the v-berth and by mid afternoon several were already cut. 

While Andy worked in his shop I worked on the deck outside which has been drenched in sunshine both days.  The temperature this afternoon reached 46 degrees, a bit less with the wind blowing gently along the creek. I've spent the last two days mindlessly sanding cedar strips and enjoying the view, very pleasant but still chilly.  

Tomorrow's highs are expected to be around 46 degrees again with no rain or clouds in the forecast.  By tomorrow, all the v-berth pieces will be ready for staining, we've decided on #215 Red Oak, and 35 cedar strips will be sanded and ready for their first coat of penetrating epoxy. 

If the mild weather continues Chuck and I will spend the next four days mindlessly painting, staining and applying coats of epoxy. 

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Jim's book is thorough, entertaining and honest and for us to be included is an honor. If you are getting ready to retire and dream of sailing off in to the sunset we suggest "Sailing into Retirement" is a must read.

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
Looking for a read that will make your stomach hurt from laughing?  This one did it for us!  A definite page turner.
-Chuck and Laura

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

-Chuck Rose

"This old boat" If you can only have one book on sailboat maintenance, this is the one.
Chuck and Laura

“The Ashley Book of Knots” by Clifford W. Ashley is, quite simply, the definitive work on knots.  We think if you have more than a passing interest in marlinspike seamanship or decorative knotting this book is pretty much a “Must Have” This book is a high mass volume. 
                       -Chuck and Laura
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
anniversary of the sinking. This book tells that story.
The story of Margo Wood and her husband Charles who began the "Charlie's Charts" cruising guide series. When her husband passed away she began to sail as a singlehander.   A wonderful story about a lady I admire a lot. - Laura  
An excellent read for anyone interested in single handed sailing. An inspiration for women. Anne had quite an adventure and this book is especially interesting to Albin Vega owners.- Chuck
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