Our Beta Marine B60 finally runs (because we finally got around to running it). She purrs.
We never claimed to be expert wood identifiers. In fact, I believe you can tell how much we’re not expert wood identifiers by my continued use of the phrase “expert wood identifiers.” There’s gotta be a name for that, right? So, we refinished the wood in the galley, which is great for us and all, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
On November 2, 2011, we hauled the Compass. Also on that date, I took the most awesome picture of a boat penis. See below for more pictures of my boat’s former manhood.
After we signed all the papers, we jumped right in to cleaning the boat. Unless you’re really into horror stories, you don’t want to hear my descriptions of the condition of this vessel. I captured what I was willing to look at in photographs and have posted some here. Here are some phrases to clue […]
Charlie and I were headed to the beach, which was particularly wonderful for us because we’d been away from Florida beaches for far too long. Although he’d spent quite a bit more time in New York than I had, I feel that I suffered the most from the lack of emerald-colored salt water. Why is […]
Everything we do to the boat is hard. I’ll go into details when I get this blog fully refocused, but for now I just want to complain about the boat. Yes, I’m going to whine about a strong hulled forty-seven foot long sailboat that has three state rooms, two heads and over six feet of […]