S/V Hello World's Travel Log

life on the hard

We hauled her off the truck Monday morning. She's currently sitting on jack stands looking out over the Fremont Cut and the Ballard Bridge.

We haven't gotten any work done because we've been too busy inviting friends over to come look at her and "oh by the way, let's have a drink!". Real work starts tonight. We need to get her de-named by the weekend and have our de-naming ceremony so we can do the real work of re-naming her. We have seacocks to lube (hehehe), a hull to wash, gear to offload into our garage until we get a little more organized, bottom paint to buy and put on, and a football field long punchlist of mast maintenance. Our friend Ben has offered to come over and help with the prep work which kicks a metric ton of ass. We've got alot to get done, ugh.

Up until this point, it's always felt like someone else's boat. But as I stood in the galley mixing pain killers* for Ben, Gina and Christy it hit me. This is our boat. Our. Boat.


We stayed on board last night just 'cuz. It was the first time we've slept in the forward stateroom and I don't mind tellin' ya: it's outright comfy.

*pain killers = rum + any tropical fruit juice = yum

47° 39' 33.62"N 122° 22' 14.04"W


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new boat and Welcome to the Caliber Family!

Tom Kober
sv Mahalo

btw.. a true Painkiller and well worth the effort:

Pain Killer
2 oz Pusser's® dark rum
1 oz cream of coconut
4 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice

Jason said...

Hey Tom! Thanks for stopping by!

That painkiller sounds like it's worth a shot.