Dawn & Patrick -

We're looking for the trash fence

Trying to wrap things up

We're still in Charleston. Still trying to get all systems back online. The main part of the project removing the engine and putting in a new fuel tank are completed. Friday we along with Kyle from Tarheel Aluminum Fabrication lowered the engine back through the companion and set it on …

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In the Yard

This morning we motored over to the yard docks so we could start working on removing the engine so they can pull it tomorrow, pull the old tank, make us a new one and then we can put it all back together.

Dawn and I spent the day removing hoses …

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Dawn’s First Offshore Passage

I decided to write a blog post about the things that people don’t really tell you about sailing offshore cruising. I am going to talk about the nitty gritty of my personal experience of my first offshore overnight sail aboard Deep Playa. In addition, I will discuss some interesting …

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55 Hours

<Dawn and I both wrote this post>

After staying in Neah Bay for a few days we were itching to start heading south. Neah Bay isn’t the most hospitable of towns to stay for more than a few days. We were originally going to leave Neah Bay and head …

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Still not done

When we were still on the dock at Shilshole we'd get asked all the time "when you going to be done?" And I'd always say, "never!" Well, in that spirit you should know that we're not done yet!

Today I worked on adding six new switches to control some functions …

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Port Angeles City Pier

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We are relaxing at City Pier in Port Angeles working on projects and waiting Yi go to Neah Bay. No Internet on the dock and still working out ssb/ham kinks so use the AIS tracking link we sent over twitter yesterday for following along info. Http://twitter.com/deepplaya …

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New Found Metals, Port Townsend, WA

We spent today hanging around Port Townsend and waiting to meet up New Found Metals (NFM) to get a new gasket for one of our portholes.

Richard (the owner) was gracious enough to come down to the boat and meet us personally to help replace one of the gaskets which …

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Leaving J Dock, Shilshole Bay Marina

We left behind our step and some words of encouragement for those who asked how could we do this, the “inscription” reads:

The first step is the hardest to take

s/v Deep Playa 2011

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Port Townsend

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We love this town!

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And we're off!!

This post is the last from J31 at Shilshole Bay Marina. Next stop TBD!

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