Projects, but Coffee First!


Good grief! This is one of those mornings when you wake up on the sailboat, but would have just wanted to stay in bed for a bit longer. Not to sleep, but just to be lazy! Well, after taking Dog Friday for her morning walk around the marina, fixing us both scrambled eggs on the new stove, and making coffee, I opted to

Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof Coffee

lay back in our cabin and work on a few websites that needed updating, and plan my next video. Not because I’m being lazy, mind you, but because Dog Friday deprived me of those last few moments when you get to sit up in bed and think about your day.

So, I actually have three projects that need to be done, but I will probably only get two done. That’s how things go around here. You plan for the best and expect the worst. Here are the projects that are on my list for the day, and why.

  • Paint where the compressor is mounted. This needs to be done because Brett (cabinet maker) will be starting on the new cabinet that will cover this area, next week. I wanted to get this area painted before he started.
  • Run the propane hose through to the stern where I will bring it through to the deck where the tanks will be mounted. I might get this done, too.
  • Figure out how I can mount the hot water heater in the engine room. There is plenty of room in there, but I may need to build a platform for it to sit on, then buy enough hose to connect it. Not a huge project, but time consuming.

I also want to do a video tour of the boat and how it looks. I’ve done bits here and there, but I wanted to do a good HD video where I do a walk-through. I should be able to get this done. The great thing about editing and uploading videos these days from the boat, is that we now have 4G coverage and the speed is really good. I can usually upload an HD video (around 600-800 megs) in about 20 minutes or less.

Cold Plate Compressor

Cold Plate Compressor

A little more work on a few things, then I think I will start by painting around the compressor. A little cleaning, then a bit of prep work on the surface, then a good coat of bilge paint. I’ve come to really like bilge paint for a lot of things where the wood needs to be sealed and have a hard surface that will last. This should be a good place to use it. I have two quarts of gray and one of white. I will save the white for the actual bilge when I get to that.


About Captain

Over 10 years sailing and over 3500 miles under our keel. Was an engineer (EE) for over 30 years, then after moving into management, decided that the corporate world was no longer for me. Ran my wife's law office for 15 years and recently retired. Now we live aboard and sail the California coast, soon to leave for the Sea of Cortez.