Our continued adventures in varnishing: Spring 2012.

We’ve closed out yet another season on the hard. Once again I have to thank the universe for the boatyard where we both found and currently house the Compass.  For almost eight months we’ve taken over quite a large patch of asphalt there, and they still treat us like family. During the spring, we settled […]

White Bottomed Girl (You Make the Rockin’ World Go ‘Round)

As you can see below, the Compass now has a white bottom.  Charlie has always wanted a boat with a white bottom, and if you’d seen him talk about it, you wouldn’t have been able to say no either.  My only request was no blue.  Charlie loves it, and I think white suits the Compass […]

And We Varnished: Compass, Winter 2011-12

Since I’ve recently added quite a few photos to the album showing off our fabulous winter on the hard, I thought I’d spend a little time highlighting a few of the jobs we did.  You’ll read this and say, “gee, I could have gotten a lot more done in four months,” and you’ll be right.  […]

Where we find ourselves now: The saildrive saga.

In early January, Charlie and I prepared to begin the installation of our new Beta Marine sixty horsepower engine and saildrive.  Over a month later, the boat remains on the hard and without a power plant. Though neither one of us had ever owned a boat with a saildrive before, we both have quite a […]

Where the blogger woefully laments her lack of posts; vows to change.

Even blogs that don’t get read have authors who are ashamed of how little they post.  This blog is no different.  In an attempt to jump start things around here, it’s time for some randoms! Tu madre!  I recently rewatched the gem of a film Y Tu Mamá También and, against my better judgement, shared the […]