The weather finally broke here in Alameda (that rain is a real drag on motivation!) so we've been hopping on our boat projects which makes this ol' PM just giddy!
Keith started work on the fresh water system yesterday and finished it up today so now we have the city water pumped directly to the boat rather then having to fill the water tanks. Not a big deal but it's a nice to have. Mason and I hoisted Keith up the mast today and we took down one of the lowers as well as the backstay off the mast and delivered it to West Marine's rigging shop to have them build new ones. We are also discussing which furling unit we want to put on the jib, either a Harken or a Schaefer and will be replacing the forestay at the same time. Quantum Sails came out again to measure and sent the measurements off for our main and small jib and we expect to have them delivered on August 1st.
In the meantime, the boys have been enjoying the area a bit going for dinghy rides, checking out the marine life, playing soccer, checking out a local used bookstore and trying some local restaurants. Overall they've had a pretty good attitude...even my teen which is always a pleasant surprise. I think everyone is anxious to be heading out of here soon though...
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.