Foghorn Lullaby

adventures aboard our CS34 sailboat

Waupoos to Kerr Bay – Chicken Jibe

We continued our journey to the Thousand Islands. Today we learn what a “chicken jibe” is and hide out from the lightning next to the windmills.

Cobourg to Waupoos 2020

Our plan is to take the outside route on Lake Ontario to get to Waupoos and anchor near Half Moon Bay. Our plan failed at the first step of waking up early.

Preparing for our trip

Food has been provisioned, bags have been packed, the boat has been prepared (mostly). We head to the boat the night before to get settled in and prepare to leave early the next morning.

Foggy Friend Video: CS34 Shakedown

One of our Foggy Friends recently bought their own CS34 and just published this great YouTube video of their new boat. It’s great to see other CS34 boats, they are all very similar but have their slight differences. From what… Continue Reading →

We are heading out today!

Finally, after several years of trying to get back to the Thousand Islands we are heading out today!

Solar Update – Victron BMV-712

We want to be able to keep better track of the power going in and out of our batteries when we are out cruising and heard good things about the Victron Smart Battery Monitor BMV-712. Other than running the wire… Continue Reading →

Foggy Friend Post: Mast base repair

A fellow CS34 owner, Philip Maeise, has shared this information on repairing the base of his mast. Hopefully you will never need to do this, but it’s interesting to see the construction.

Patching the sails

Our first DIY sail repair At the end of last season, we noticed a tear on the leech of our foresail. Come Spring, we found two more. We think our sails are 30 years old, so this is understandable. We… Continue Reading →

Bowmanville to Cobourg

Today is the day we bring Foggy back home to Cobourg Marina! Weather forecast was good, warm, sunny and a little bit of wind from the South moving to the East in late afternoon.

2020 Boat Launch

Foggy has been launched! Probably the most prepared we’ve ever been but it involved a lot of trips back and forth and made a few mistakes along the way.

USB Charging Station

We currently use portable batteries for charging our phones but with solar being installed I wanted to have easier access to power. Here’s an easy project to add some USB power to the v-birth.

Spring prep 2020 – Day 5

With Lori’s wacky schedule these days she got a day off while I had to work so she headed back to the boat to work on some projects.

Spring Prep 2020 – Day 4

Today it was all hands on deck. We convinced our kids to join us for the day to help knock off a bunch of tasks from our to do list.

Spring Prep 2020 – Day 3

Lori had to work and I wasn’t feeling all that great for some reason. I was suspicious of the empty bottle of Canadian Whiskey in our kitchen.

Vacation has been approved!

Looks like Foggy’s going in the water! Launch date June 29th! See you on the lake! And a real Thousand Island trip in late July! So excited!

Spring Prep 2020 – Day 2

Back to the boat to finish the bottom paint and patch up a few nicks and scratches in the gelcoat.

Spring Prep 2020 – Day 1

We still don’t know if Lori can get vacation but we’ve decided to start prepping the boat anyways. It was a beautiful weekend and we both find it easy to spend full days working on the boat. It’s refreshing and… Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning for Zodiac Tender

We can’t easily get to our boat right now so we are prepping a few things at home. One of the tasks is to pull out and clean up our Zodiac. It’s a Zodiac Cadet Fastroller 285. I had access… Continue Reading →

The 2020 Sailing Season

With the current state of things, the boat might stay out of the water for the entire season. I’ve documented some background on what’s happening here with our current thoughts.

Solar for our sailboat

Some good news, we are one step closer to having solar on our sailboat! We ordered through ┬áPat Tasse at SunTech Enterprises. He had all the equipment in stock, except the solar panel. He put in the order and we… Continue Reading →

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