Wauquiez Rendezvous 2009


Wauquiez Rendezvous 2009
Originally uploaded by S/V Estrellita

Our spinnaker on a friend's Wauquiez Hood 38.

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Full Enclosure

We recently had a full enclosure added to our existing dodger. I don't have a great picture of the full enclosure but here are the preliminary photos.

Our original dodger:


Dodger removed and bimini bars added to stern rails:


Dodger back on and bimini canvas added:


Dodger, bimini and connector panel - the plastic on the back is the fitting of the full enclosure:


Here is the full enclosure as they were adding the snaps on the deck. The extra sunbrella is still covering the strataglas at this point:


We'll post a finished photo later.

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Aft cabin


Scoping out the inverter install
Originally uploaded by S/V Estrellita

This is our spacious aft cabin, recently cleared out and scrubbed to a shine. We have our first two sets of out of town visitors* coming this summer. Yay!

Carol is scoping out the installation of our new inverter...FYI ;)

*OK, my parents have stayed over several times so I guess these are our first fly-in, non-family guests.

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Welcome to Canuckistan

Good bye Colorado Springs, CO - soon to be "Victoria".





The new hailing port will be centered in the remaining white space below Estrellita and to the right of the Hydrovane

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Single handing

I single handed from Friday Harbor, WA across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Port Townsend, WA and then to Edmonds, WA. I left Carol at the customs dock in Friday Harbor after we sailed there the night before and cleared customs and anchored out in the harbor:


Here is the fog bank I hit in the first few hours:


I should have gone back to Friday Harbor and waited it out but I thought I would go "through it". Of course, there is no "through it". There is more fog. So with radar, my fog horn, and Navsim electronic charting software I navigated into MacKay Harbor. Here is the bank of the harbor from where I dropped anchor in fog:


And out of fog:


The fog lifted and I crossed the Strait anticlimactically. No wind and a sunny motor to Port Townsend where I dropped anchor for the second time that day by myself. I spent a nice night there and then motored in no wind to Kingston where I did a touch-and-go pick up of my father at Kingston and he helped me dock in Edmonds, WA.

Overall single handing was pivotal. I feel more in control of the boat and a lot more confident in my own skills. Although the fog was an unnecessary risk not to be repeated, it showed me how much I've learned about radar and navigation generally. I have a sense of where and in what conditions I can anchor by myself and at least "un-dock" the boat by myself which I did several times.

- Livia

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Edmonds-Kingston Ferry

During my trip in the Puget Sound I sailed South of the Edmonds-Kingston ferry while my Dad was on it. The white speck on the bow is him.

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Electric car

The marina at Kingston, WA has an electric car! You can take it around town and get groceries. My folks were meeting me with a car and I was almost bummed I didn't get to take this for a spin.

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Mount Baker from Strait of Juan de Fuca


Mount Baker from Strait of Juan de Fuca
Originally uploaded by S/V Estrellita

Livia's first solo "motoring" - Day 1 was across the Strait of Juan de Fuca (Friday Harbor to Port Townsend).

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