Preparing Portal

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

One of our anchor rodes

Installing the new oven!

Installing the new oven!

Pixel keeps watch

Pixel keeps watch

Measure twice...

Measure twice…

sophisticated tools of the trade

sophisticated tools of the trade

At last! Propane!

At last! Propane!

And Pizza!

And Pizza!

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Re-wiring our entire AC system...

Re-wiring our entire AC system…

Good riddance!!

Good riddance!!

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A new Jib sun cover! Yes, it's stripy...(discount fabric!)

A new Jib sun cover! Yes, it’s stripy…(discount fabric!)

Tip savings!! B.O.A.T - Bring On Another Thousand.

Tip savings!! B.O.A.T – Bring On Another Thousand.

And pixel thinks i'm silly...

And pixel thinks i’m silly…

Removing the windlass... ninja style.

Removing the windlass… ninja style.

Woodwork!

Woodwork!

Rigging inspection!

Rigging inspection!

Poop Tank stand...

Poop Tank stand…

Is that a custom stand or WHAT!?

Is that a custom stand or WHAT!?

Working into the morning hours...

Working into the morning hours…

Da - da! Holding tank installed!

Da – da! Holding tank installed!

Fiberglass repair

Fiberglass repair

The way the boat looked most days...

The way the boat looked most days…

Fibreglass material patches

Fibreglass material patches

The after math. Itchy ickiness!

The after math. Itchy ickiness!

Now... more holes?

Now… more holes?

Right here.

Right here.

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Alright, hole in the deck!

Alright, hole in the deck!

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Back from our shake down, tired!

Back from our shake down, tired!

Head overhaul!

Head overhaul!

Messy fun!

Messy fun!

Charlie and Pixel have a go...

Charlie and Pixel have a go…

And guess what? It works!!

And guess what? It works!!

Provisioning TIME!

Provisioning TIME!

The Portal Crew! Charlie, Lily, Lydia and Barbara.

The Portal Crew! Charlie, Lily, Lydia and Barbara.

Charlie wiring refrigerators at 2am...

Charlie wiring refrigerators at 2am…

Lily installing stereos at 2am...

Lily installing stereos at 2am…

More rigging inspections and a new LED mast headlight!

More rigging inspections and a new LED mast headlight!

Barbara makes the boat look beautiful... for days and days and days...

Barbara makes the boat look beautiful… for days and days and days…

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Our departure party... a full double rainbow!!!!

Our departure party… a full double rainbow!!!!

"Nautical themes encouraged!"

“Nautical themes encouraged!”

It's a chilly night though!

It’s a chilly night though!

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