Monthly Archives: June 2015

Waiting…is the hardest part

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The wait is over. The crew of Yahtzee is back together. But now we’re waiting. On what you might ask, clever reader?

Engine parts for our once trusty blue diesel.

At various points throughout the spring, we’d been having trouble throttling Ole’ Blue past 2000 rpms without hearing an absolutely horrible noise. And, suspiciously, it didn’t happen every time we ran the engine. My initial thought was bad fuel and filters, as we’d dealt with those issues since our haulout in Seattle back in February. Fortunately, thanks to the tutelage of our friend and all around boat guy, Davey, we’ve eradicated that problem. So what to make of this rpm bug? Continue reading Waiting…is the hardest part

Round the Rock

We had a picture perfect sail north from Victoria under spinnaker
We had a picture perfect sail north from Victoria under spinnaker

With the post-race glow of Swiftsure fresh in our minds, we hung around the Victoria area to explore some anchorages off the beaten path and visit friends before slowly working our way north back into the Gulf Islands. It’s been a month since we moved into Canada from the very nearby San Juan Islands and this leisurely pace is exactly how we intended to spend it. Continue reading Round the Rock