Saturday, April 30, 2005

Boat Specs

Contest 36S
Designer: Dick Zaal
Builder: Conyplex BV, Netherlands
LOA: 35'10"
LWL: 29'
Beam: 11'8"
Draught: 6'2"
Displacement: 16,315lbs
Ballast: 6,395lbs
Fin keel, full-depth skeg. Fully balsa-cored, heavily but conventionally laid-up hull.
36 horsepower Volvo diesel engine. 2004 fully battened North mainsail.

Patiently awaiting the new BBQ

Steve wishfully much longer until the new bbq arrives?...


Water beading off the fresh brightwork.

No flies on us!

Steve making mosquito screen templates for the hatches

This picture says it all. But what's with the C&C yachts t-shirt?


It took a lot of grinding to get him all the way up!

New Name

SV Makena, her new name proudly painted across the transom with a palm tree to remind us of the "secret litte Makena beach" where we tied the knot July 11, 2004.

The name painting half complete

No rest for Mauri, at 73, he put in a full days work painting.

Name painting begins

Mauri, the artist, was coerced out of retirement to paint the new name on our boat. We had the official "denaming" ceremony at Snug Cove complete with champagne over the bow.

Wind Abaft The Beam

Makena scooting along under Gennaker towards Snug Cove. Thanks Bryan for the excellent pic and game of cat and mouse.

The morning after our first night on the hook

Motoring out of Centre Bay after a peaceful night rafted to Dave & Denise on Madhatter.

Day sailing with friends

First day sail on the Bay over to Bowen with Gregg M, Mark & Tracy Sykes, Steve & Deb (of course!).

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

New Nav Station

Debbie got her wish and I got mine! Here you see the completed navigation station. I can route the Nobeltec signal to the 20" LCD that's mounted on the salon bulkhead making it visible to the cockpit for the helmsmen...or woman. Time to go sailing!!!!

mmmmm.......fresh baked cookies, need I say more!

All ready for installation...almost. First I had to up-date the propane system; new tanks, two stage regulator, gauge, and continuous 3/8 hose to the galley cut-out.

I think I am as excited as Debbie. What wonderful creations will come from the galley with this new 3 burner Force 10 oven......visions of sugar plums dance in my head!

Christmas for debbie comes early!