The old Navy Blue canvas had been on the boat at least a decade so it was time for some new Canvas. A local shop came to the boat and measured and made a new sail cover, lifeline covers, winch covers, tiller cover and compass … Continue readingNew Canvas
Now that I have instruments mounted and feeding sailing data to the cockpit, what if I wanted to access that data from multiple areas of the boat? Maybe even have GPS data sent from an iPhone or iPad to an Autopilot? Maybe speed and wind … Continue readingNetworked! Cuajota Now Has a Wireless Data Network!!
This is always great, but for me especially nice. I found an amazing deal on a preowned Ullman carbon laminate headsail. So good I couldn’t pass up on it. It’s a 140 on my boat and requires no modifications for the boat at all! Just … Continue readingNew Ullman Carbon Headsail!
The Yanmar exhaust mixing elbow is a weak spot for the motor. It clogs and then performance decreases. At one point I couldn’t rev the motor over 1,500 RPM. I cleaned it by soaking it in Apple cider vinegar which dissolves the carbon deposits but … Continue readingStainless Steel Exhaust!
Well not exactly a “new” headsail. last year in a wind storm my 155 light air sail got ripped off the furler. I took all the sails I had on the boat to the local North Sail loft and they pulled out the #1 Genoa … Continue readingNew Headsail!
Here is something I’m almost embarrassed to admit. Since we have had the boat there has been no hailing port in it. It was Point Loma when we bought the boat and we decided to have that removed when we had the bottom paint … Continue readingHome. Hailing port Newport Beach
Im excited about this one! I have never had working instruments on the boat and it’s been on my list of things to do and now it’s a reality. I have installed the Raymarine Wireless super sailing pack. This is a complete package that … Continue readingNew Instruments!!!
It’s seems like I am getting lots of little things done to the boat now and when I was down there I noticed one of the batteries was not fully charged. I have been keeping an eye on it and it’s not taking a … Continue readingFully Charged and ready to go!!!
I have been working on editing a quick video of the Catalina trip. Most of the footage is iPhone 5s, with the exception of 3 GoPro clips. Pretty amazing what you can do with an iPhone and a laptop these days. Cuajota Goes to Catalina … Continue readingCatalina Video!
OK…So technically its not the first sail of 2014, I have been on a few minor sails but nothing major mostly in harbor just to keep the boats various lines and systems in working order. I am a FIRM believer in the old motto, “Use … Continue readingSailing Season 2014!!! First sail!