When we leave Rupert the most direct route is appox. 4000nm.
Had all these plans for SPRING BREAK.
So this is what we awoke too. God it is cold on a fibre glass boat in this weather..
DId not get much better.as the week slipped away. All our major projects are weather dependant now.
Someone still thinks it is lovely when it snows.
Yes Hail as well.
Come out it is fun!!!!!!!
So my new 48lb anchor. New generation guareenteed to be better than anything else. Called a Mantus. (got a deal for plugging it)
New generation design. Wide surface area that dives rather than plows.
This one is bolted together, 1 bolt is rated for the strength of the anchor so 4 should be a fine
Role bar keeps the anchor from turning upside down on the bottom and its good for retrieval itf the anchor becomes stuck
It is big
My birth is in 180 ft of water! So dam right i tied it on.
trying to get it to fit on the roller.
Had to make a modification but now we are good to go.
This bungey will do until I fit a chain snubber.
Dam it is big! But it will mean life or the other.
Yip still sunny
20 mins after I got it on!
Same place same day
Then it turns nice
Same 30 mins!!!!!
Greetings from Prince Rupert,
This spring break week in Prince Rupert climate has changed several times in one day. Spring always arrive later. If you are planing to do outdoor work like we plan to paint the bottom of Beautiful Swimmer you must postphone for 5 days for a good weather. Painting in freeze rain was not a good as we experienced from last time. The wind and rain that mess our painting colour. so the plan must be suspend until the rain, hail and snows stop for one day.
With our plan of Pacific crossing 4,000 nautical miles we just change to new anchor today. The weight is 23 kg. We are busy getting all the pieces ready for the boat. In a year or two we should have everything completed. So we have done a big organization of the cabins only 2 more to go and then we are finished.
To visit The Mantus Anchors press here.
Projects for this week to do.
- Clean and Paint the bottom of the boat.
- replace 4 through hulls
- Install new refrigerator unit.
- 4 days no problem.
- then the water maker
- then the mast steps
- then !!!!!!!!!!
- 2 years!