Monday, December 28, 2009

Sailing With The Boys

The Admiral and I took the boys out today and they were a little restless, and Kevin adds "bored". We had light winds, calm seas and a few dolphins. Every day is different.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dana Point's Christmas Parade of Boats

Last Saturday was the final night for our local Christmas Boat Parade. Jackie, Sandra and Navy Joe joined the Admiral and I for a great show. The weather was nice and we had a super spot to watch the boats. Thanks Joe for the pic.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A December Day Sail

Navy Joe and the Capt had a very relaxing day on the water today. Winds were light, the sea was flat and the sun was out most of the day. Thank you Joe for you're help with the wash down, this guy is awesome with the chamois.

Marinas come in all shapes, sizes and locations. This is what we face daily, Oh well, someone has to do it!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sail Boat Electronics 101

A look at the engine without an alternator

Same engine with the alternator replaced

Here's our alternator, rebuilt and lookin' good.

Recently while motoring out, the Capt noticed the voltmeter was not registering the normal 14 volts and the tach was not working at all. Hummmm, we're running off the batteries and we're not getting a charge from our alternator. Alternators are clever devices that create electricity while the engine is running for all the electrical stuff...VHF radio, radar, lights, refrig etc. I removed ours and drove it up to Costa Mesa to have it checked out. Today I reinstalled it and the tach and voltmeter are back to normal. Serenity NOW is ready to go. Any takers?