Our full week in Kodiak has been Jam packed.
So far we have;
Stowed the food, Mounted the new stove, Built and installed lee cloths, Re wired the Chart Plotter and depth sounder, Reconfigured the coachroof area and mounted the life raft, Built the Headstay radio antenna, built new Genoa and Jib stays, Sold some stuff, Built a rain cover for Tater, Swamped the dinghy and recovered with dignity, Explored local shores. Sampled local coffee and food, Built the boot dodger cover, Re laced the mainsail perils, Inventoried the tool and parts holds and begun work on the lifelines.
4 days remain. Much to be done. So here is a shotgun posting of Mad prepping adventureness!
Salvaged Pit liner was saved from certain destruction in the oilfield. Then converted to super strong lee cloths for the boat. The second cloth serves as extra gear stowage when running a large crew.
Rachel arrives and gives us a taste of Hawaii with Spam Musabee. It was great!
We sailed for town in Scarlet. First time in heavy wind. We broached hard in a gust, mid jibe. I learned allot about Scarlet, her rigging and my crew. Everyone did great, kept calm and dealt with the situation. With some re configuring in the rig, Scarlet will be a fabulous tender.
Big props to Dan Duame. The watertight bulkheads held and kept us afloat.
Steve wanted to know how to make an emergency camp stove from a soda can. so we made one.
Steve and I explore when we have met our work goals for the day.
Rigging has been a fun undertaking. Frustrating and challenging. Like all things worth learning in the end.
Rachel and I tested for Ham Radio, getting our basic licenses. We took different tests and got the same score!
Searching for grinder nuts. No one had them. Had to buy another grinder. Dang. But so far thats the only thing I forgot at home. Which is remarkable for me. Those who know me, know what that means.
A warped floorboard was flattened by the tater. We carried it around in the truck for a few days, pressing it as we parked. It worked quite well.
The rigging process is more how you hold your mouth than anything. I plan to post a how to on the whole process when I am done.
Decorative knots on Scarlet by Steven Osborn.
Rachel goes to work with the Sailrite machine onboard.
Local Java hunt is a daily occurrence.
Our stuff was getting wet, so the remaining pit liner was put to use over the old Scarlet rack. Sweet custom topper!