|She is almost ready for the water!
Prism getting picked up
About to splash!
Jon finished installing the new head!
Everything is out of the pantry to install the new fridge
Painting our boom and bowsprit
Jon in the laz working on something….
the new fridge system: to the left is the thru-hull with the built in coolant for the fridge and above to the right is the compressor unit
painting our gig harbor dinghy- prepping to sell it
we have a bowsprit and pulpit again!
Prism needs a bath.. bad
Jon: changing engine mounts
Jerry helping Jon change out engine mounts
this is how Prism looked for weeks
Engine running! and there is water!
Its coming together!
We had taken over the dock!
Staring to unload the dock box and finding homes for it on board
Jon at the top of the mast
Our first sail out on the bay in over 6 months! Out with the Fresno Yacht Club
She is such a pretty BOAT
Making the last provisioning runs while we still had the car
This is Jon “row towing” the wind boards back over to the Mason
Once we were back the water, the projects did not end. We had to finish quite a few things including installing the new head, re-install the steering quadrant (funny story on that later) well there have been so many I have lost track. On our way back to our slip we had some vibration at low RPMs, so we looked into our engine mounts… and its a good thing we did. We ordered 4 new mounts and as we were changing them out, the first one was completely sheared off at the bolt. AH! that could have been very bad! But now.. the engine is perfect!
We went out for our first sail in over 6 months on prism last Saturday and had a blast! Everything worked… well kinda…. Jon asked me to back Prism out of the slip, like I have done time in time before I started to back her out. I turned the wheel hard to port and put her is reverse. It went to hell real quick. Prism was not acting correctly and she backed out the completely wrong way, luckly we had people on the foredeck who were able to fend off the piling. Jon came running back to take over what I had “messed up”.. shortly after he takes the wheel, he realizes that prism is not going the way he wants her to be going and looks down at the rudder and it clicks…. When Jon re-attached the quadrant cables… he did not cross the cables. So Right was left and left was right. HA! we sailed over to TI reminding ourselves that we had to drive like we were using a tiller, which sounds easy but when your holding on a wheel your brain goes into auto pilot. We dropped the hook in TI, had lunch and JOn fixed the cables… All is right in the world! We found some old sails up in the studio loft in Madera and there was a yankee that fits our boat like a glove! Its the perfect size and shape. We have amazing weather for the sail.
Today we pulled out of our slip for good. We are slip-less! We sold our Subaru last week, We are so in cruising mode! Tomorrow is my last day at work, and on Saturday we are having a going away party! Life is so good right now, we cant believe its finally happening!!!
Yep me again! : )
Great job getting Prism ready for your trip, she looks great even when you guys have a mess going lol
Looks great! Is there a good way to get a hold of you guys?? We are about a year behind you and we are doing our major haul out in May and I plan to do almost all of the same projects. I have about a hundred questions and would love to pick your brains. Email Me at marineradam at gmail if you can. I would really appreciate it!! We have Wild Swan HC33T #26