Monday, March 20, 2006
Welcome to our Blog,
Our vessel, Malachi, Tayana 48 cc, and crew are preparing for a two year offshore voyage beginning in July 2007. We will depart Vancouver and coastal hop down to Mexico and then cross over to the Marquesas and then continue South to New Zealand before heading home via the Cook Islands and Hawaii.
Please visit our site often, I will try to keep this blog current with all of the preparations both vessel and crew are undergoing.
Both Jay and Marg just completed a Ham radio course and are now certified Ham/Morse operators. VA7JGC and VA7MEC respectively. We are looking forward to taking an operating course next month.
We are in the process of installing our SSB radio (Icom 802), which has proven to be a rather tricky job. We need to make sure we have proper grounding and spent all day Sunday fishing copper foil, over, under and through what seems like everywhere! The backstay will be insulated this week and we should be operational in the near future.
Jay recently installed heat to the cockpit which we completely enjoyed a couple of weeks ago during the snow (in March? Yikes!).
There are many jobs on the list, which seems to get long again the minute we knock off a few of the items - oh well, that's boating for you