Monday, May 15, 2017


We had a lot of lousy weather and spent some of it indoors cleaning, bleaching, varnishing the teak hatch boards. Very satisfying.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Winsome Work: Yankee 30-Cleaning

A couple hours on the boat today May 9. Cleaned out the cockpit lockers. They were a mess of life jacket foam and leaves. Got to work on cleaning the galley, starboard side. Clean water in, dirty water out. Vacuumed the bilge dry and switched auto bilge pump off. We doubt the yacht will sink at its current berth! Removed most of the genoa from the headstay furler. The exterior of the sail was rotted and shredded. The entire thing must come off and a sail from inventory will be installed.

Awaiting DieselSmith guy to show up and commission engine.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Winsome Work- Forward Hatch and Cleaning

Work continues. We have had a lot of wet weather. Cleaned the forward cabin which was not too bad. We use vinegar and water with a micro fiber cloth. The grime, mostly just mildew, and comes up quickly. Investigated the holding tank. It is almost full and the inspection port does not fit properly. Removed the forward hatch and took it to the "shop" at home. (Our garage, now set up for boat works) Will rebuild the hatch where it is broken at a corner. Pictures to follow.