Sea Star 7

1998 Bayliner LeClercq

Blog posts May 2022

New Wine Fridge

The boat came with a wine fridge.  But it wasn't working.  We debated pulling it out and adding more storage.  But, wine.  So Dave pulled it, measured, and was able to order a new one on Amazon. 

The new one is a nearly exact fit.  And it can take more bottles!

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Moving aboard is official

Melissa flew back from Mexico May 19, and today the movers brought all the clothes, gear, and kitchen supplies we packed away back in February aboard.  It was a complete mess until we were able to find where to stow everything.  Somewhere in the shuffle a bunch of pot lids went missing.  But other t…

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Back through the locks in the rain

Breakfast was oatmeal with Canadian maple syrup and a variety of toppings.

The cruise ship came by for a peek at Poulsbo.  On their way out, they circled the boat and drew the attention of the crew who came out on deck to see what Sea Star 7 was up to.

It was a rainy trip back across …

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Tearing apart the flybridge

Breakfast was mimosas with sausage and yogurt with berries.  Mmmmm.

Jim and Dave have been working today on knocking a few things off the list.  They ripped apart the flybridge looking for the spare antenna co-ax for the AIS system.  There are two antennas and only one radio so Dave figures …

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Dave makes first voyage without Melissa

Dave, Jim, and Margaret are making the maiden voyage on the boat without Melissa, who is still in Mexico.  They are headed to Poulsbo for the weekend.  They have tons of rainy-day projects planned – mostly to troubleshoot systems that are not perfectly behaving. 

When they first back…

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Tile Project

Last season the building manager here at the Mexico condo said that we needed to seal the tile on the upper deck each year.  This to keep it from "raining" in the kitchen below during the rainy season.  This made little sense to us as sealants are supposed to be warrantied for multiple years.  Bu…

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Electrical Cabinet Hinge 3D Printed Replacements

The lower left hinge on the glass door over the electrical panel was mucked up. Dave thinks what happened was the hinge froze up and when they opened the door the, cap broke. And, wouldn’t you know it, the replacement hinge is obsolete. Dave went to get some WD40 to try and free up the frozen hinge …

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What is with the electrical system?

Back in April when Dave took possession of the boat, he struggled a bit with the power systems.  For some reason, the breaker on the inverter tripped (in the engine room so was not immediately apparent). He figured at the time that the fridge, freezers, 3 heaters might have been enough to pop it.  W…

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GPS Location on VHF now operational!

Dave went looking for the spare antenna wire. We have two antennas but just one radio so Dave hoped he could find a wire to connect to the new AIS. He took off one of the panels under the helm electronics. Yikes. What a rat nest. He did not find an extra antenna wire but did find a NMEA2000 connecto…

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How much soap do you need to clean a cabinet

Dave went to go fill up the dish soap counter top dispenser. Poured a bunch of soap in. Try it out. Nothing. Put some more in. Nothing. Oh oh.  Looked under the counter and there is no bottle.  It had broken off and now there was soap EVERYWHERE.  Sigh.  And unfortunately due to supply chain issues,…

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As Dave has slowly started to go through the cabinets, he has found them filled to the brim with junk.  4 tape measures (really??), bungy cords, batteries, candles, cabinet hinges, tools, matches, lighters, bbq forks, bug spray, 5 bottles of suntan lotion. Stuff everywhere with no seeming organizati…

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