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Home Port of Seward, Alaska


Leg 2

Due to uncharacteristically cold, wet Petersburg weather, Bill did not arrive in Petersburg Industrial Park to begin the pre-trip work on Wings until late April. Struggling with four totes and an overstuffed duffel, he removed her winter cover and settled onto the boat until July, when, if all goes to plan, he will fly back to Anchorage with Conni and the cats after passing under San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

There was leaking fuel line that was original 1984 vintage, and we took the opportunity to replace all of the feeder line from the tank manifold to the lift pump. To gain some space in a critical area, we installed copper tubing for the fuel, fabricating a double flare on each end of the tube for hose-barb-to-tubing fittings to fulfill USCG requirements. The bilge pump system had failed after hauling out in November 2010, and we had traced the problem to a clogged output hose. Bill cleared the hose and fabricated a new mounting bracket for the bilge pump. He also had a zinc machined to replace the main bonding system zinc and installed it.

After mishaps chronicled in our blog, we got underway and headed south.

Petersburg, on the hard

Deer Harbor II


Wrangell to Ketchikan


Prince Rupert

Bishop Hot Springs

Bishop Hot Springs to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island

Port Hardy, BC, to Comox, BC

Comox, British Columbia

French Creek to Vancouver

Vancouver to Orcas Island

Victoria, BC

More Victoria

Friday and Roche Harbors, Wheelers, Deception Bridge

LaConner to Seattle

Washington to Oregon

More Newport, OR

Sailing the California Coast

Bodega Bay, CA

San Francisco, CA!

Preparatory Work, Oakland Yacht Club

More Preparatory Work

Wings Is Pulled

Forward Head Repair, Lots of Passports

Painting the Hull

Mast Painted, Triducer Installed

Almost Done!

Done in the Boatyard


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