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.
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.
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.