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Mast down

by the First Mate

Slow progress on the boat this week-end.  We got the mast down on Thursday with only one small hiccup.  Refit Video #11-Dropping the Mast.   

Chuck had caught a cold a few days before and I started getting sick the next day. Frustrating since the days have been surprisingly warm and clear.  

We've had fog most mornings but can usually see clear blue skies by 11.  Both of us spent all weekend at our computers, recovering, rather than out in the garage sanding.

Chuck has his weekly radio program this afternoon at 1:00pm (Listen Live) on KFSK, after the City Council meeting, and I need to spend time at the clinic later this afternoon.  One more day of recovery. 

We spoke with our lead carpenter this morning and he is still recovering from a back injury and needs one more week's rest himself.  One side of my brain is screamin' "Move, move, move" but the other is saying "Patience grasshopper". We are progressing at a steady pace and don't see any problems with time as yet.

Awnings are clean and dry and will be delivered to Sew What for minor repairs.  Good news, curtains are done.   

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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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