It seems the season is fast approaching and Keith has gotten the bug to get working on boat projects. He'll be heading up to the boat this week to start things off with our youngest in tow for 'help'. We'll see how well that works out but meanwhile he did go to the boat show, Strictly Sail, at Jack London Square for inspiration.
After years of debating I finally convinced Keith to commit to new sails this year. I'm still not quite sure how I managed it though I am a highly skilled nag. He talked to a few vendors at the boat show to get some quotes. In fact I got to listen in to one negotiation going on and I laughed to hear him tell the seller "My wife won't spend that much", even from 1500 miles away I got to play the big bad wife role. So after negotiation we ended up with three new cruising sails on order (Main, Jib and Yankee) and we'll be getting a new furling setup for the jib which I'm nothing less then thrilled about! Having had it on our last boat it's very hard to go back to hanking, especially on a sail as large as Steadfast's. I guess we won't actually get to see them until late July or August but at least I know they are coming soon.
Next up on my list...refrigeration.
I'm the wife of the captain, a mother of three boys and a PM in the corporate world. This blog is my view of life and activities related to our boat.