Last year I replaced the holding tank. I kept the original vent through deck fitting, but installed a 3/4 inch hose from the tank to a 3/8 inch hose and then coupled that to a woefully small through hull. A … Continue reading
Yesterday we sailed out of Pier 32 Marina, bound for Point Loma Marina. Ted and Pam came along for the trip. Ted spotted a large floating object ahead of us in the South Bay and I didn’t know what it … Continue reading
Merry Christmas from Nate, Natalie and Sullivan!
Last weekend we took Astraea out to LaPlaya anchorage on Friday night and anchored overnight. Saturday, we sailed out past Point Loma to the ocean. It felt great to finally ride the ocean swells. Sunday we went to Balboa Park … Continue reading
Two Saturdays ago, we took a trip up to Harbor Island West Marina. I got to practice singlehanding Astraea and Natalie got to practice mothering while the boat is moving. The trip up was uneventful. I motored out toward the … Continue reading
Sunday we took Astraea out for her first sail in San Diego Bay. We invited Eric and Jaime along to help with the sails because I didn’t want Natalie to exert herself too much. We motored out of Pier 32 … Continue reading
Finally Natalie and I are living aboard Astraea! We spent the first night aboard May 1. I slept on the top bunk of the V berth and Natalie had the bottom bunk. It feels good to finally be aboard our … Continue reading
One of the final maintenance projects I had for Airborne before selling was to fix the wiring on the main mast. None of the lights worked because the ground wire wasn’t making contact. Since Astraea was going in to the … Continue reading