Category Archives: Alaska

Captain’s Log 7 – Quilting

Wednesday 11/29/17: A very full day of boatyness today. Starting at 8:30, I sanded down the “pasta” on the damaged rail, and then cut the fiberglass fabric to repair the rail and the two transom/gunwale corners, which were cracked. I … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 6 – Fiery Conflagration

Monday November 27, 2017 (Morning.): Just spent an hour, sitting in the Barn with my respirator on, blowing hot air on the boat with a hairdryer. Quite a ridiculous situation. Fourth time’s the charm, I hope, with this resin. Now … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 5 – Skippers’ Supper

17 November 2017: Cecile, Jean Luc, Janel, and Kate rendezvoused at lunchtime yesterday to help me move Chuuchki into the Barn. We had to tip the boat up on her side and wiggle her into the Barn in between Walt’s 1931 … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 4 – Many Bad Words

12 November 2017: Spent the whole day cleaning the boat. Pulled out all the old junk that the original owner had installed: electric cables and foam insulation shoved underneath the gunwales, a downrigger base on the rear seat (that thing … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 3 – Sparkplug

8 November 2017: I bought a 2.3 horse Honda outboard for Chuuchki! It was kind of a lot of money for me to spend, but it looks like brand new and cost about half of the list price. It’s tiny. … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 2 – Drydock

12 October 2017: I collected the very last of the Labor Day Chainsaw-Carving Competition scraps from the parking lot by the marina. Only the very biggest pieces were left, after having been picked over by the other scavengers in town … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log (first in a series)

20 September 2017:  Launched my new boat! Joe and Carla came over with it on Tobben’s small trailer. They had the trailer behind their ATV. Joe drove, Carla sat behind him, and I rode in the boat. We went from … Continue reading

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