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By The Skipper:

From the start we knew that the not always perfect Southeast Alaska weather would be a major factor.  We have not been disappointed.

Although we had a very mild Winter, it has still been wet. Very wet.  We have been teased by some fifty degree afternoons recently but for the most part temperatures remain between the high thirties and the mid forties on the Fahrenheit scale.  Rain has been near constant.

Now that we have reached the point of transporting pieces between the boat and the workshop locations for fitting adjustments we need a few hours without rain.

We made it down to the boat for the first fitting of the main bulkhead on Thursday but it has been raining heavily since that afternoon.  The forecast is for dry weather (By Petersburg standards)  for the next few days. A flurry of activity is in our forecast. We will be scrambling to get the bulkheads fitted so we can turn them over to Chris for glassing.  There is still a lot of cleaning and preparation for the interior painting of the hull and reinstallation of the new bulkheads forward as well as the ceiling anchor strips.  

Meanwhile, back at the workshop, we have a lot of painting and varnishing to do on all the furniture pieces Andy has manufactured for us.

Very soon now we will begin putting it all back together.  It is taking longer to complete than we anticipated but, in terms of man/hours, we are still right on schedule.

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"Jim's book is thoroughly, entertaining and honest and for us to be included is an honor. 

If you dream of sailing off into the sunset after you retire 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.
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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