Aboard Astraea

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“Bachelor” week boat projects and cruising with Clay

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Natalie and Sullivan are out of town so it’s amazing how quiet Astraea is without them. It’s way too quiet. So I’m working on boat projects. Our head pump had been making some squeaking noises so I rebuilt it this week.

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I’ve also countersunk all the screwheads for the floorboards and stopped squeaky floorboards in Sully’s stateroom.

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Saturday I raced on Sailing Schooner Skookum III in the Schooner Cup. We came in 2nd place in class, only beaten by Dennis Connor’s souped up stripped down racing schooner. All the money raised from the race and beer sales went to Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society, so I donated generously.

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The evening of the Schooner Cup, Clay and I anchored Astraea out in Glorietta Bay. There were fireworks that night.

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Clay at the helm on our way back to Pier 32.

The last time Clay and I cruised on a boat overnight was way back in 1999 when we went to the Florida Keys Scout Base and did a weeklong sailing excursion. I was wore out from the schooner race and we had a good weekend.

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