Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

kimbottles

Super Anarchist
8,053
782
PNW
Kimb,

There's a reason Angelinos travel at night. But on the big weekends even that doesn't help. We landed at LAX once and tried to drive to the Valley at 2am. The San DIego Fwy was jammed through W. LA. Amazing.

BV
I left LA in 1977. The place has changed a bit since then!

Highway 101 was ever so much nicer than I-5 and then when we got to Oxnard we bailed over to PCH (Pacific Coast Highway US-1) and finished off the trip to my brother's house near Santa Monica. (I am done with I-5 south of Sacramento.)

Rudder tomorrow. Hope we can get out of LA after the pickup before the rush hour hits.

Then northbound to visit BV.

 

GreatDane28

New member
Kimb,

There's a reason Angelinos travel at night. But on the big weekends even that doesn't help. We landed at LAX once and tried to drive to the Valley at 2am. The San DIego Fwy was jammed through W. LA. Amazing.

BV
I left LA in 1977. The place has changed a bit since then!

Highway 101 was ever so much nicer than I-5 and then when we got to Oxnard we bailed over to PCH (Pacific Coast Highway US-1) and finished off the trip to my brother's house near Santa Monica. (I am done with I-5 south of Sacramento.)

Rudder tomorrow. Hope we can get out of LA after the pickup before the rush hour hits.

Then northbound to visit BV.
Sounds a lot like some of my pre- and post-holiday trips between Oakland and LA; glad i'm not doing that anymore! I-5 through the middle of nowhere (it's just past lovely cosmopolitan Kettleman City) with about a million other cars isn't my idea of a pleasure trip...US101 is a much more pleasant drive, so what if it is a little longer.

Have a safe drive! See you when you're back up north...

 

kimbottles

Super Anarchist
8,053
782
PNW
Please take pics of anything cool that Lee and Steve have going on!

(And please bring some sunshine back with you also).
Lee & Steve?
BFWOK (brain fart while operating keyboard)

Lynn & Steve at Westerly.

Oh that is funny because Steve's last name is Lee!

Lynn and Steve were very nice and they have a very impressive operation going.

Unfortunately our Sprinter Van is acting up so we are sitting in the customer area of the Anaheim Mercedes dealer waiting to see if they can fix it and get us back on the road. We might be back at brother's Scott's house tonight.

But we do have the rudder! The mechanics here were looking at it and they said: "Must be a big boat!"

It does take up pretty much the whole back of the van!

Pictures coming soon.

Kim

 

austin1972

Super Anarchist
12,472
314
1,
Kim, you shoulda told them it was a downforce wing you need to install on the back of your Sprinter.

Sprinter, Splinter, Sliver, let's call the whole thing off.

 
A

Amati

Guest
That part happens later, whilst sailing north in the Georgia Straights in a SE 30+k against the tide. By the lee. From Vancouver to Schooner Cove, because by the time you get close to Nanaimo, there will be a negative 2m tide, and because of your depth, Sylva Bay does have Shipwreck Rock. At minus the tide mentioned above.. And you draw how much?

And of course thunderstorms. Of course there is Navy passage..... Or Gabriola.... And there is the obligatory motorboat without power and adrift in Dodds Narrows.

Whee!

 
Last edited:
Please take pics of anything cool that Lee and Steve have going on!

(And please bring some sunshine back with you also).
Lee & Steve?
BFWOK (brain fart while operating keyboard)

Lynn & Steve at Westerly.

Oh that is funny because Steve's last name is Lee!

Lynn and Steve were very nice and they have a very impressive operation going.

Unfortunately our Sprinter Van is acting up so we are sitting in the customer area of the Anaheim Mercedes dealer waiting to see if they can fix it and get us back on the road. We might be back at brother's Scott's house tonight.

But we do have the rudder! The mechanics here were looking at it and they said: "Must be a big boat!"

It does take up pretty much the whole back of the van!

Pictures coming soon.

Kim


This is Kim's younger brother (much, much younger in fact). Kim stopped by again last night because of troubles with his van. While visiting, Kim mentioned this forum and logged me in so that I could review it. I spent a good portion of last night and this morning skimming through 67 pages of postings. I am feeling a bit whoozy even though I skipped through most of the hijackings. In fact, the only hijacking I paid any attention to was the one about Le Tour. Regardless, I felt compelled to log out (so that Kim could resume posting) and then register myself so that I can follow this blog to the bitter end. Someone once told me that the only thing better than owning a boat is to have a friend who owns a boat. As it turns out, I am temporarily (?) boatless. However, I have a brother that is building a boat. After reading this exhaustive (and exhausting) blog, I feel compelled to come up for the launch party. Kim, just let me know when and we will be there.

 

In the meantime, where are the pictures of the boat being rolled over? The world wants to know and the supsense is killing me. Kim looked pretty calm when he was here so I assume all went well or the roll has not taken place.

 
Last edited by a moderator:

kimbottles

Super Anarchist
8,053
782
PNW
I just found out the roll is to take place tomorrow.

I guess I will skip watching the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Bowl Game on TV and go watch the roll instead.

(I am not much of a football fan anyway.)

Cross your fingers!

(Yes, I will take my camera.)

 

Hike Bitches!

Super Anarchist
7,361
156
Solomons, MD
kim, right...Jordan..thanks...tell the newbie I am sorry for not remembering his name and being too lazy to look it up. B)

Go the roll! :D

 
Last edited by a moderator:

kimbottles

Super Anarchist
8,053
782
PNW
First we had to remove much of the forms and non boat structure. (Yes, that is me actually helping Fred take down some of the extra stuff we did not want in the way of the roll.)

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-027980900%201325550363_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-009594000%201325550380_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-087082000%201325550436_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-038151600%201325550455_thumb.jpg

 

Attachments

  • IMG_4311.JPG
    IMG_4311.JPG
    109.7 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4317.JPG
    IMG_4317.JPG
    90.9 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4312.JPG
    IMG_4312.JPG
    78.6 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4320.JPG
    IMG_4320.JPG
    124 KB · Views: 0

kimbottles

Super Anarchist
8,053
782
PNW
Then we needed a strong place to anchor the safety lines........(you might note the carbon rudder recently picked up in the back of the Sprinter.)

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-054681600%201325550580_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-091141600%201325550588_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-024559500%201325550652_thumb.jpg

 

Attachments

  • IMG_4321.JPG
    IMG_4321.JPG
    99.2 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4322.JPG
    IMG_4322.JPG
    128.7 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4340.JPG
    IMG_4340.JPG
    104.5 KB · Views: 0

kimbottles

Super Anarchist
8,053
782
PNW
What did we do next? I can't remember....Oh yeah, we rolled her over.....

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-058453800%201325550808_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-056574500%201325550819_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-093934500%201325550830_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-051100200%201325550856_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-011936000%201325550878_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-037217300%201325550889_thumb.jpg

 

Attachments

  • IMG_4341.JPG
    IMG_4341.JPG
    108 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4342.JPG
    IMG_4342.JPG
    99 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4345.JPG
    IMG_4345.JPG
    99.4 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4347.JPG
    IMG_4347.JPG
    92 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4350.JPG
    IMG_4350.JPG
    94.2 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4351.JPG
    IMG_4351.JPG
    97.9 KB · Views: 0

kimbottles

Super Anarchist
8,053
782
PNW
Well after all of that worry it went smooth as can be. We have a great crew!

I called Bob and he said he was surprised the crew let me watch. (Hell, they let me help!)

I told Bob that I loved the hull shape even more now that she is right side up; he replied: "That good Kim, because we are not changing it."

Now the crew will install the cradles under the hull to give it plenty of support and then the interior fairing and sheathing starts.

Bob visits next Monday.

Yahoo!

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-063708000%201325551033_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-011097100%201325551050_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-061923400%201325551062_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-032226600%201325551074_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-067650100%201325551085_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-077060700%201325551117_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-056794900%201325551126_thumb.jpg

/monthly_01_2012/post-8115-022472900%201325551159_thumb.jpg

 

Attachments

  • IMG_4353.JPG
    IMG_4353.JPG
    112.8 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4354.JPG
    IMG_4354.JPG
    112 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4355.JPG
    IMG_4355.JPG
    111.4 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4356.JPG
    IMG_4356.JPG
    112.7 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4357.JPG
    IMG_4357.JPG
    98.3 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4371.JPG
    IMG_4371.JPG
    99.1 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4375.JPG
    IMG_4375.JPG
    88.8 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_4386.JPG
    IMG_4386.JPG
    96.5 KB · Views: 0
Top