|Presenting The S/V SEA GLASS|
|In the Yard for the Out of the water Survey|
|Sea Trial on Banderas Bay|
After putting her back in the water we left the harbor to do our sea trial. There was a good swell but not much in the way of wind.
|Survey Complete and Happy It's ours!|
|The slip is all ready in San Diego. Just waiting for delivery from Puerto Vallarta.|
The previous owner was amazing. She spent over 2 weeks on the delivery. When we came aboard she had flowers and Champagne waiting for us. Arriving the day before she had the oil changed and a complete detail service done.
The boat was in great condition as the previous owner had already completed a 3 year refit of her systems. We did need to fine tune her for our purposes. We put in a new Radar and Chartplotter, Returned her back to her original cutter rig by adding a new roller furling stay-sail with running back stays. A very talented shipwright repaired her water damaged teak walls and cabinets with new teak veneer. We had the windless repaired that had broke on the delivery. Put in a new Range/Oven and repaired the cold plate refrigeration. Repaired the depth gauge, and are now in the middle of re-doing all new cockpit cushions and upholstery throughout.
|New Radar Display|
|New Roller Furling Staysail|
Our Sailboat is a Kelly-Peterson 44' Center Cockpit. It was originally built as a cutter. The previous owner took out the rigging and sail and sailed her as a sloop. We had to completely re-rig the Inner Stay and order a new custom sail restoring her back to a cutter which we prefer.
While this work was being done to the boat we continued working and living. We had to sell all the furniture in the apartment once again and pack up the things we are going to keep before moving onto the boat. We got to enjoy being around family throughout the year. Enjoyed Easter celebrations at Amanda's sisters house, Attended the grand opening of my brothers new restaurant in Los Angeles and survived a bee hive on the bow.
We also got to fit in a weeks vacation the week after we moved aboard this summer. We loaded up the dinghy on a PWC trailer and headed to our vacation home on Lake Nacimiento in Paso Robles, CA. We relaxed as we did wine tastings among our favorite of the 300 wineries there. And enjoyed LakeTime too.
|THE BACK DECK AT OUR RANCH|
|LAKE NACIMIENTO CALIFORNIA|
|JUSTIN VINEYARDS PASO ROBLES CALIFORNIA|
We both will be leaving our jobs here at the end of September in another week. And we are now 5 weeks from "UNTYING OUR DOCKLINES" and heading south. Follow us over the next month here and on YouTube as we spend the last month on final preparations.
|We got the new name on her back side. Now to get off the old painted on name on her transom.|