Dawn & Patrick -

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Before and After

Ok, more of a During and After, but still... its WAY better now.

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Stern Tattoo Complete

Deep Playa has her stern tattoo completed.

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Nancy the sign painter did an awesome job! She's in the back of 48 North, tell her we sent you.

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Replacing the tabbing

One of the things we knew we had to do going into this was to repair some of the tabbing holding up the shelves in the v-berth and one of the settees in the salon. I was a little nervous having never done this myself, but the reality is that …

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Deep Playa Twitters

If you'd like to follow along on Twitter, you can check us out here: Twitter / DeepPlaya

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Deep Playa Logo

This the mock-up from the artist (same company who did my PeaBoy work) of the final design Dawn and I chose for Deep Playa. Final rev, web site update, re-naming ceremony, T-shirts, hats, etc. all to come in the near or distant future.

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Head and Holding Bag Removed

This weekend Dawn and I proved Deep Playa still goes by driving her over to the pump out to empty the holding bag and rinse out the whole toilet system so we could remove it completely as part of installing our Nature's Head composting toilet. Our neighbor Dan was heckling …

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4th of July 2008 Work Party

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Dawn and I worked on Deep Playa over the long weekend and as part of that I took my first trip up the mast as you can see from the mandatory masthead photo. Here's proof I went all the way up to the tippy top.

Last week a contractor was …

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TT Deep Playa

We bought a used 2002 Aquapro Sportmaster 860 this week. The baby is almost new condition to my eye. The previous owner is a Boeing Engineer (maybe retired) who only used it one season then stored it in his garage. I know sounds like the classic auto salesman line; a …

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Poop!

When you're out of the US Coastal waters (as close as BC, Canada) is it legal to pump your marine toilet directly into the sea. There just aren't pumpouts available in every remote cranny of the earth like there are in Puget Sound. This is kind of like you wouldn't …

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We've lowered the property value on D-Dock

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We made is safe and sound (no pun intended) from Blaine to Ballard this weekend. The first three or four hours of the trip while we crossed the Alden Banks and until the very northern edge of the San Juan Islands we're pretty unpleasant. The seas were very disturbed (i …

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