A VISIT TO ALERT BAY AND MYSTERY BILGE WATER

A visit to Alert Bay and mystery bilge water.  This morning being Sunday is the system check day, batteries, engine, bilge pumps and everything safety and vital. Upon opening the bilge I found water again. This is a mystery as I had fixed the small water leak. But, the water was fresh water, strange. It had rained … Continue reading A VISIT TO ALERT BAY AND MYSTERY BILGE WATER

WATCHING THE WEED GROW

Still waiting. I expected the courier to turn up today with the EPIRB but he was a no show. Called the dispatcher who sent it from Canoe Cove to learn that he doesn’t work weekends and will be back on Monday. I am getting so frustrated and stressed by this whole saga. I don’t want to say … Continue reading WATCHING THE WEED GROW

THE WAITING GAME

Once again waiting. The EPIRB was delivered today to Canoe Cove by Canada Post today. Now it’s is on its way to Port McNeil by Courier. Hopefully, fingers crossed it will arrive tomorrow. It looks like I will miss my sailing window early tomorrow morning and the forecast is now giving 40 knot N W’ly winds for … Continue reading THE WAITING GAME

PROGRESS OF SORTS

Today we had progress, the ships registration documents arrived from NZ along with the graphics for the change of registry. I also learnt that the EPIRB from New Zealand has been released by Canadian Customs after only 28 days in their custody. Now I just need to find a way to get hold of it after its … Continue reading PROGRESS OF SORTS

A QUIET DAY

A quiet day at Canoe Cove.  I paid my bills for work done and my marina berth charges.  I will move out to the anchorage in the early morning.  I am looking forward to getting out of the marina and away from the power tools and constant noise from frantic fitting out work. I will … Continue reading A QUIET DAY

ALL READY TO GO BUT NOT QUITE.

The boat is ready to go and so am I.  The new spreader was installed this afternoon after which I tightened up the rig and we are all good to go sailing. Today I have been playing around with the Iridium Go. The first test call home went through without a hitch, followed by SMS … Continue reading ALL READY TO GO BUT NOT QUITE.

WET BUT HAPPY

It’s been wet and damp all day today, and still raining.  Never mind we had a good day and after some soldering and improvisation this morning the echo sounder came back to life and is now showing the correct depth as far as I can tell, at least it goes up and down with the … Continue reading WET BUT HAPPY

ENGINE READY TO GO

Finally, the engine parts arrived from the USA.  Big event, the engine has been serviced and the new exhaust mixer was fitted this afternoon. Engine wise we are all ready to go.  I took a trip into town this morning to pick up some additional antenna cable and connectors. This afternoon I installed the AIS … Continue reading ENGINE READY TO GO

A DAY OUT IN VICTORIA

It was Brass Monkey weather this morning so decided to get the bus to Victoria, good decision the day turned out to be sparkling and once I had warmed up really enjoyed it. I picked up some tide tables and a guide to Alaska wildlife at Munro’s Bookshop, what a great place.  We now have … Continue reading A DAY OUT IN VICTORIA

MORE RAIN AND PLANNING

It rained all night with some wind and a nice fresh cold breezy day today.  I am trying to get a reasonably priced ERPIB and expected I could get one from West Marine in the USA.  Unfortunately, although the price is great they are only programmed for American boats.  I then spoke at length with West … Continue reading MORE RAIN AND PLANNING