Wow! What a year it has been so far! I can hardly believe my blog is still stuck in Thanksgiving… and yet, I haven’t had more than a second to myself in over two months, so it’s to be expected. At long last though, on the eve of our departure, an update!
I want to share with you all the work and projects that have gone into our beloved Portal, all in an effort to ready her for a trans-pacific voyage. We have learnt so much along the way, and finally, we feel she is ready. Here’s the proof:
One of our anchor rodes
Installing the new oven!
Pixel keeps watch
sophisticated tools of the trade
At last! Propane!
Re-wiring our entire AC system…
A new Jib sun cover! Yes, it’s stripy…(discount fabric!)
Tip savings!! B.O.A.T – Bring On Another Thousand.
And pixel thinks i’m silly…
Removing the windlass… ninja style.
Poop Tank stand…
Is that a custom stand or WHAT!?
Working into the morning hours…
Da – da! Holding tank installed!
The way the boat looked most days…
Fibreglass material patches
The after math. Itchy ickiness!
Now… more holes?
Alright, hole in the deck!
Back from our shake down, tired!
Charlie and Pixel have a go…
And guess what? It works!!
The Portal Crew! Charlie, Lily, Lydia and Barbara.
Charlie wiring refrigerators at 2am…
Lily installing stereos at 2am…
More rigging inspections and a new LED mast headlight!
Barbara makes the boat look beautiful… for days and days and days…
Our departure party… a full double rainbow!!!!
“Nautical themes encouraged!”
It’s a chilly night though!