"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.

Monday, January 2, 2012

November 2011

BOOTLEGGER is put away for the winter and the endless list of projects must now resume.

·         Replace cabin sole (started 01/2012)

·         Rebuild hydraulics, with exception of backstay

·         Re-stitch horseshoe holders

·         Buy and install GPIRB (completed 12/2011)

·         Buy and install VHF/AIS and remote in cockpit

·         Install shelves in storage behind stove and icebox

·         Replace spinnaker pole end

·         Replace all bulbs with LEDs

·         Replace roller furling cage

·         Replace 3 DC panel switches

·         Find leak in fresh water system

·         Replace/change oil, antifreeze, all filters, and alternator belt

·         Replace hose clamps below waterline

·         Replace automatic bilge pump switch

·         Replace two Ockam LCDs

·         Replace Treadmaster at stem

·         Clean and grease winches

·         Install lazyjacks

·         Re-bed handrails and toerails

·         Replace chart storage and head zippers

·         Replace aft lifelines