Archive for May, 2009

Update to repair projects

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009


Janet and I slept on Galatea last Saturday night. It was really great. All my hard work over the winter paid off. With the old crudy hull liner carpeting removed, the boat was enjoyable to live on. No horrible mildew smells. Actually, it smells like a new boat with all the newly installed vinyl. On another note, it rained pretty hard Saturday night  and no water made it’s way into the cabin. Fixing the dorade boxes did the job. In fact, the leaks I had over the last few years were all due to those $%&$%^ dorade boxes. This summer is going to be enjoyable living aboard Galatea every weekend. The picture above is the end of Long Wharf in Mattapoisett on Memorial Day. I don’t know why I posted it. Guess I just like it.

Sailing Buzzards Bay….. finally

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009


We went for out first sail of the season yesterday, Monday Memorial Day. Janet’s friend Elaine came with us for the day. That’s Elaine at the helm in the picture above. (more…)

Ready for Sea

Friday, May 22nd, 2009


Galatea was launched last week. She’s looking great. I spent all of last Saturday getting her ready; putting the sails on, getting the engine started, cleaning up. She’s ready for heading out to sea. I was tempted to take take her out for a spin after I finished all of my tasks. But I was still getting over the Swine flu so I didn’t have the strength to do it. The picture above is from the launch as we approached in the fog.


The last day before spring launch

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

   Janet and I are tired, beat up, and bruised today. We went all out yesterday, Saturday, to get Galatea ready for launch on Monday. I took the picture, above, of Janet while she was on waxing the deck. She probably won’t like this picture. She had just stood up while I snapped the picture of her. But it’s the only one I had of her on the deck. (more…)

Almost there!!!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Hi everybody. It’s been a while since my last post. The reason is I’ve been working like hell trying to get all my work done: on the boat, the house, the yard……… I’ve taken a few days off from work and I still can’t get it all finished. I’m not complaining. I actually love working on the boat. I’m just trying to convey the enormity of it all. Basically, every square inch of surface area both on the inside and outside of the boat needs to be waxed, varnished (cetol’d), washed, teak oiled, and painted. Thats after all the maintenance work for the engine, plumbing, electrical system. AND on top of all that there’s the repair work to the structure of the boat like replacing parts, fixing leaks…… well I think you get it. (more…)