Christmas 2011 move

To start 2012, we moved the boat from the shop in Newark, CA that’s been home for over a decade. Rent on the Santa Rosa, CA shop began 1/1/12, with resolutions made to get the beams built this year. At this point, the floats are complete and finish painted. The main hull is complete, with the fore-cabin and main saloon furniture mostly built. Galley, head, rear cabin, propulsion, steering, dagger, rudder, main hatches, electrical and plumbing all yet to be started.

Loaded by 9am on a Landoll tilt bed trailer

starboard float safety check at Richmond Bridge toll plaza, 8 hours after moving main hull

3 hulls safely tucked in to the new shop the next morning after moving the port float

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Find those ships!

We’ve been finishing various fiddly little wiring bits. The outside public address & foghorn speaker is plenty loud to annoy the Marina neighbors. That’s a good safety device. Perhaps even better is getting the ship-identifying AIS data from the VHF radio on to the chart plotter. I know Jim wishes we had this the night Origami sailed from Catalina to Santa Barbara!A week back four of us sailed out the Gate and up to Duxbury Reef in light wind. It was great just to have a mellow, mindless sail. But by 4pm the wind died way down for our slow cruise home. It was the first time docking in the dark, and yea, we didn’t quite catch the dock cleat on the first pass :)

That shot shows how moving the mast rotator arm forward has put the port line right over the shower vent hatch. I think adding a cheek block just inside that hatch to bend the line will be the right solve.

And that shot shows the stern lifelines holding the lifesaver ring and recovery bag. We’re liking the lifeline solution a lot.

Next up is getting our PHRF racing rating from the Bay Area Multihull Assoc. so we can enter Ravenswing in her first event. We’re looking at schedules to see what fits. And sitting here very curious to see how the ratings committee thinks we should compare with other boat models around here…

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