With a sad and heavy heart we had to recently say goodbye to my father-in-law, Frank Mosienko (aka Grumpy Gramps or Crankie Frankie). He passed away on January 18, 2020.
The final step in tucking in our CS34 sailboat in for the winter, a nice warm blanket. It took us two trips and made one discovery/mistake along the way.
This year felt much easier than last year, we now have the delusion of knowing what we are doing and we knew Wiggers would take good care of us.
It was that sad time of the year when we needed to take the boat out of the water. We left it late and were unsure what the weather would be for the sail to Wiggers for lift out.
We replaced our lost Bruce Anchor with a brand new 35lb Mantus anchor. We don’t want to lose a second anchor, so we decided to add a Mantus Anchor Mate to help secure our new anchor.
I started this Blog back in May 2016 and mostly do this to collect my research and document my “learning moments”. It’s been interesting to see how many others are visiting this site. Here are some stats on this site.
It doesn’t look like much. But we saw this on another boat and it’s just the start for us to organize our galley a little bit different.
Exciting news, we just received notice from Cobourg on August 7 that they were able to restore our shore power!
We invited a few friends out for a night on the boat. There wasn’t enough wind for a sail so we motored out in front of Cobourg Beach, dropped our anchor, and enjoyed the evening.
We were staying on the boat while my son attended another summer sailing school at the Cobourg Yacht Club. After the crazy rain we had a spooky foggy night on the boat. Here are a few pictures from that night.
For our wedding anniversary, Lori and I left the kids behind and spent a few days on the boat by ourselves. We decided to head up to Trenton for dinner and stayed at our favourite marina, the Trent Port Marina.