Such a venerable beauty as Starbright needs more than this poor man can supply. I have done much research, and am now seeking an organization to take her on instead of me. There are groups around the Puget Sound that do take on project boats such as wooden boat building schools. Restoration for preservation of… Continue reading Starbright’s Future
After spending all day at the Title Window in Port Townsend, I finally got it squared away. Now the only thing was to get the insurance policy I had been told about, only a week prior; from the boat insurance guru hiss own self.Of such things dreams are made. Oh, says he, we looked it… Continue reading Now, About the required Insurance
So the Captain went below, with a can of ether, and so did fire up the son of a bitch! With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan, I have done exactly that! The old Mercedes Marine Diesel runs like a Swiss watch. Tomorrow, our sea trials commence. Once ship shape, we intend to cross the… Continue reading “Fire Up the Son of a Bitch, the Golden Gate is Passed!”
Yesterday I troubleshot the starter system, today, after freeing a stuck solenoid, got the motor cranking. Tomorrow, will service the fuel system, and expect it to fire. Has not been run for a year. Diesels are touchy about water in the fuel, so will check all that tomorrow.
So, I was raised in Orange, California, in an orange grove, under the Eucalyptus trees, next to the chicken ranch. An older brother and sister who were mean, a not so older brother and a little sister, who I was mean to. My first memories were from San Pedro, where everyone knows that I was… Continue reading ORANGE COUNTY
Do you take vacations? Do you like adventure? Are you amazed by history? Does Geology Fascinate you? Would you like to leave your kids and theirs something meaningful? Sir Vancelot has just discovered not one but THREE Sailboats of Craftsman Quality to be GIVEN right now to me personally. They are FREE, should I accept… Continue reading All Hands with Interest in Sailing, but can’t afford it.
This boat may be Sir Vancelot’s new home! That’s right, the owner can’t sell her, so wants to give her to me! She is Star Bright, born in the same year as me, designed and built by Sea Borne, Seattle, a venerable and well followed designer of many years. She has graceful and sleek lines,… Continue reading They want to GIVE Her to me!