Sarah’s Writings 11.22.16

November 22, 2016
It’s about time we get anchored and save some money. It costs a lot of money to go to these marinas and a lot of stomach to stay out at sea. We went to Morro Bay anchorage and we were rafted to a friend we met in Monterey named Al. Jake got to help him get to Morro Bay with us because he was alone. Al is also traveling to San Diego.picture-1

We came to Santa Barbara and we played at the beach and got slurpees at seven eleven to put aside the fact that we broke our boat… Again (boom, moter, spinnaker pulley). We went to Newport and after that was Mission Bay, we didn’t do much in those places. Finally we are here in San Diego! It’s awesome here other than the anchorage is very wavey and it rains a lot. San Diego looks like Seattle with palm trees. We are right next to an air port and it’s really loud. We got our generator up and running so we can have electicity. That seems to be all that has happened so far.
⚓Habi Hoba⚓
Sarah G Dayton

Buddy and Rudolph

Picture Prompt by Jake
Buddy started off a new day in the small town of tinyopia, and when I say small town I mean everything is small. Nothing is bigger than your finger in this town. He started the day by going for a ride on his best horse Rudolph. He did not have a red nose if you we’re wondering, or antlers. But anyways ,this was a very skilled horse. He could jump 11 feet and could run 60 MPH for 5 minutes. Buddy was working at a research facility for college credits. They studied life biology and helped sick animals. In March 2014 they started a cat research and found that they breed and produce in the fall so that when the babies we’re to old to drink mamas milk, they could eat plants in the spring because that’s when all the plants are growing. Well, one day, Buddy was riding his horse out in the woods and he found the biggest cat he had ever seen in his entire life. It was huge. The cat was hunting so once it saw Buddy it started chasing him. He ran his horse as fast as he could until he could not see the cat anymore and his horse was tired. He stopped at a tree house his friend had made that he used for a hunting blind during winter and he and his his horse went in there.  It was night time so he went to sleep and in the morning he woke up and looked out the window and he saw the big cat which was still looking for him. He pulled out his rope to lasso the cat. He hadn’t started reading a book on how to lasso to long ago but apparently his skills weren’t good enough because he just barely missed the cat. It heard the rope hit the ground and he saw Buddy holding it so Buddy jump out of the tree house with his horse and they took off. The horse did not get enough sleep because it to tired to run to fast this time so the cat was right behind them.  Buddy told his horse to keep going straight so he could turn around and try to lasso the cat. He aimed and threw the lasso and it made it right over the cats head. Now that he had the cat on his rope he lead it to the research lab. When he got there he whistled for the professor  who came out with a big cage and they put the cat in it. They did some research on the cat and found out it was a bloober cat. The Professor promoted Buddy for all his hard work.
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Picture Prompt Story Writing by Sarah

Maria was standing outside Cosco at 4:16 waiting for it to open and finally, it did. Maria walked inside and got two pizzas for her, her husband George, and their three kids, Reed, Alexsas, and Claire. Maria drove to the school to pick up Reed and Claire in her pickup truck. When they got home Reed went outside to play with his friend Arthur and Claire had to clean her room but all Alexsas had to do was cry and screem. (she was three months old) Maria and George were tired so they went to bed. One hour later Reed burst into their bedroom coughing and yelling “FIRE FIRE”! They all ran out to the front yard with all the phones in the house! Soon they were accompanied by Arthur and his parents and finaly the fire truck came! They had to stay at Arthur’s house till they found a home. George found one online for $82,000.00 and it was beautiful! The driveway could fit six cars, the house was ginormous with six bedrooms and three bathrooms, each with a shower, the yard was two acres of beautiful green grass, and there was a built in swimming pool! There was even a HOTTUB! Click! The reason why it was so cheap was because they couldn’t get to it they had to buy a boat. They bought the house and a new truck to celebrate. They got a fishing boat and drove around town to find a marina. Claire spotted one and it was perfect! The boat launch was there. Maria asked George if she could do it and he let her. Maria had never even seen boat launching so she did it wrong. She drove her new truck right into the bay and the trailer was on dry land! Oops! Maybe George should have done it! Maria let George re do it and they met back at the house and spent the rest of the week building a bridge. They lived happily ever after in their new house.

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Picture Prompt Story Writing by Sarah

CAT TASTROPHY

One Friday night there was a very wet storm, thunder and lightning. Norm a twenty two year old loves dark places so he took his boots and and his coat and leaped out the front door. Norm got a cat three days ago, he doesn’t have a name for her yet so he ran to “Rooth State Park” to find a name. As Norm walked by the “Bench of Memory” he heard a faint chirp. Norm held his breath to listen closely and surely enough he heard that same chirp. Norm just new that it was a chirp of distress. Norm looked around and saw a small yellow baby bird under the bench! Right then Norm found a name for his cat, “Chirp”. He picked up the bird and realized two things, one, the birds wing is hurt, and two, he can’t return the bird! Norm went to a store to get a cage, a water bowl, and bird feed. When norm got home he went to his sock drawer where he keeps his emergency money. He took fifty bucks and headed to the vet. After three hours of waiting, a lady walked in the waiting room to interrupt Norm who was reading a book by Jake Dayton called “Catching a Cab” with his bird. “Thank you” said Norm, “your welcome, what’s your name?”  “um Norm, and you?” “Mary”. Norm started to walk away and suddenly ” wait!”, Mary got her business card and gave it to Norm and said “call me at six”. Norm rode a cab home to find Chirp fast asleep with everything intact, that’s a first! Norm remembered the park. ” You are Rooth” said Norm. The bird’s name is Rooth. Rooth was in the cage and Chirp was in her bed, Norm  bought to big of a cage so while Norm was asleep Rooth got out and flew to the kitchen! Rooth looked around and got some cat treats in her beak to get Chirp’s attention. Chirp followed Rooth to her cage and they went in it. Rooth went through and around to close the gate. Rooth sat on top of the cage that Chirp was in and started making sounds that woke Norm. Norm came out of his room and saw Rooth sitting on the cage and Chirp in it! Norm ran to get his camera, what a cat tastrophy!

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Picture Prompt Story Writing by Jake

Catching a Cab

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Elizabeth. She was a very strange girl. She loved knitting blankets, and grocery shopping, and reading the whole dictionary twice every day, but most of all, she loved making bets. She always won, and if she thought she would lose she didn’t take it. Her family was very wealthy so they lived in a house of 26,922 square feet along the waterfront. It was worth 148 million dollars. Her closet was the size of your average bedroom. Well, never mind all that, back to the main story. One sunny day in southern California, she was very bored so she went to the local marina to say hello to the fishermen. She loved hearing all there sea stories. She came down here often and talked to the same people but today, a new fisherman came to the marina. He had the ugliest, most beat up boat of all, and on the side it read “Taxi Charters”. Elizabeth, being herself, the friendly sort, went up and introduced herself before he had time to tie up. ” Hi, I’m Elizabeth, how are you”. He turned toward her and said ” Hello to you, I am Kaleb and I’m doing great”. He turned back, finished tying up the boat, sat down and asked “What are you doing on this fine Saturday morning”. ” Oh just talking to the ol’ guys”. After an hour of talking with each other she figured out he too liked making bets. They finished up and he ended their conversation with- “Well, I gotta catch a cab. Once I’m done I’ll go to the part store. My boat ran down, that’s why I’m here. But if my engine didn’t run down I wouldn’t meet you, so I guess its a blessing. Bye”. They lived in the quaint little town of Ruta Shores, so there weren’t any taxis driving around town so she responded with, ” Your not catch’n a cab around here”. He said, “You wanna bet”, and of course she took it. He waved and walked away. It was 8:00 pm so she returned to her house and went to bed. The next morning she woke up and went to find Kaleb. After 20 minutes of searching, she found him surf fishing on the rocky beach with his mooching pole, reeling in a big one. She walked up to him and he said, ” If I land this, I win the bet”. “What do you mean” she asked. He said, “I’m gonna catch a cab, like you told me too”. He pulled in the supposed taxi for 2 hours. He finally landed it. Elizabeth was surprised beyond imagination and for once she actually lost a bet.7d241c503d3a72bb2c28c006c5956ffd

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Sarah’s Writings

August 17, 2016

anacortes icecreamHello, we have travled a long ways. We started in Olympia when my mom retired, we also had a party there. We played in the grass and ate food and drinks. After that we headed to Tacoma. There we had a big party where we played in the water, ate food and drinks, and had a bon fire! About two weeks later we headed over to Port Orchard. We met a few people there and we got fuel. Jake and I went for a row in our new old dinghy. On our way to Port Orchard we found a dinghy that was just floating out there so we got it and my mom likes it because it’s plastic, she calls it a tuperware boat. On the second day of our adventure we got fuel and went over to Bremerton because I got a coldstone icecream gift card for my birthday so we used it there. On the same day we started going to Kingston. In Kingston we got new batteries and closet rods for the shelves and my bed too. Jake and I went for a row in our new old dinghy. We spent the night and on day four we set out for La Conner. It took three tries to dock the boat becuase of the current and it took all day to get there ( we got there at night ). Early in the morning we left to go to Anacortes on Fidalgo island. My dad has a realy close friend and her name is Theresa. They are almost like brother and sister! Theresa has a son and his name is Patrick. So if Theresa is my aunt then Patrick is my cousin and his daughter Jordaya is my second cousin. Patrick has a wife named Cara and she has a son named Mason and he is my um second step cousin, I think. Anyway, Jake and I went to their house in Oak Harbor and spent the night there. We went to the pool, played games, and they even had a swing set too. We also played in their sprinkler. Cara is the best cook in the world, I love her food. There were two kids that they babysat and two girls that Jordaya knew from school. We had a lot of fun there. The next day, on the seventh day we headed over to Port Townsend and there were a bunch of pirate flags flying becuase it was pirate day. We went to another marina and we met a guy named Joe. Then we spent a night there. On the eighth day of our adventure we left to go to Port Angeles. The waves were huge and scary but I didn’t throw up. We got there and spent two nights. So on the tenth day we were going to Neah Bay but the transmision BROKE! So we had to call the coast gaurd on the radio to come tow us to Port Angeles and thats where we are right now. I hope we fix the problem so we can get to Neah Bay. We had a plan to go to Neah Bay and get fuel then start our two week journey to San Diego, except we already started in Olympia, we are just continuing from Neah Bay! Well, I hope you enjoyed. That’s all for now folks.

⚓HabiHoba⚓ Sarah G Dayton

Jake’s Writings

starting in Oly puget sound3Hey guys, its Jake, a while ago I started drawing on a Puget Sound map our course. Our journey started in Olympia where we had our first party, then we motored over to Tacoma where we had our second party, from there we went to Port Orchard, and we got free moorage because we had a full punch card and also filled up on fuel. After that, we crossed the channel to Bremerton because Sarah got a gift card for Coldstone so we got some ice cream which was amazing. We left Bremerton within less then two hours. From there we went to Kingston and that took us almost all day and on the way, the motor stalled because the fuel filter was bad and luckily we had another one on board but when my dad was installing it he dropped the bolt in the bilge and I happened to have a magnet we had just gotten to grab it. We thought it was stainless steel but its a good thing it was not. Finally, we fixed that problem and were on our way. When we got there we bought some new batteries to replace the old ones and bought some closet rods to hold the stuff on our shelves in. Our longest trip made in Puget Sound was from Kingston to La Conner. There was lots of current so it took us three attempts to dock. We left early in the morning to Anacortez which was the shortest trip made in the Puget Sound. I really like fishing I’ve got a good pole, its a Shakespeare Inch thick Stiff Stick with a Penn baitcaster reel and three generations of fishing tackle but not for sea fishing so I bought 25 dollars worth of tackle at West Marine and Ace. My mom and I also bought my dad a new tool box. We met some nice people on a power boat in the slip next to us. We had a servey done on the boat and passed and also fixed the antenna for the VHF radio. We have a very close friend my dads age named Theresa who has a son named Patrick. He lives at Oak Harbor which is very close to Anacortez so Sarah and I spent a night there with his four kids and there friend. That was very fun. When we came back there was a problem with the Aries wind vain. The rudder wasn’t locking into place. After all that we left Anacortez and went to Port Townsend where there was a lot of people flying there pirate flags and setting off fireworks so we just assumed it was Port Townsend pirate day. Down there we met a guy named Joe who was taking the same journey we are and his buddy Bill helped us with the wind vain and told us to heat the sleeve that goes over the bend up so it would expand and move. That didn’t work so we just replaced the rudder all together. We left to go to Port Angeles and it was brutal. There was huge waves and I threw up four times and I don’t get sick very easily. After 11 hours of that we made it inside the bay and docked the boat. I was already asleep. In the morning I got up and had nothing to do so I went back to bed. When I woke up the second time my mom was awake so I went outside and ate breakfast. We hung out for a little while until after noon and I started fishing. I was fishing all day off the side of the boat and I didn’t catch anything then I went on the dock to the other side and there were some people on their cute catamaran named “Get Busy Liv’in” and while I was fishing I talked to them about how since we were so close to the ocean I might be able to catch a halibut. We all new that was unlikely. Just a minute after I got a bite, and the blow up was really funny but I reeled in the fish that was not fighting very hard. Once it was at the surface I saw it was a very small halibut. I pulled it up smacked it in the head to kill it, then I cleaned it and ate it the next day for lunch. It was very good. The day after that we headed out to try to get to Neah Bay which would take us 12 hours. About half way through, the weirdest sound came from the motor. So we killed it. Something happened to the transmition so we called the Coast Guard to send vessel assist. Which took and hour and a half. By the time they got to us we had drifted into the shipping lanes. We are lucky we weren’t in the way of a ship. They towed us back to Port Angeles so we could get the tranny fixed. We made it back in just a little more than five hours. So here we remain in Port Angeles looking for a new transmition. That our trip so far. Until next time, HABI HOBA

 

Preparing for our “Great Adventure”

It’s been awhile  since my last post because ‘WE HAVE BEEN BUSY!’

We are buttoning up some of the major projects as we prepare for our “Great Adventure.”

We finished the bow sprit and got the standing rigging and ground tackle in order. The roller furler is installed and with a new inner stay for a staysail with running backstays. IMG_20160621_133802_480

We decided to pull all house side DC and ran new home runs with fused substations at mid-ship and starboard side engine room. I still have to make a sub station for port side dc panel and tie in the wind generator and the inverter for all systems hot…IMG_20160604_220641_160IMG_20160626_230644_473

We got a good start on the canvas work and the rest will be done on the way.canvasnI needed a place to house the air compressor and generator and Diana didn’t want me to block off the aft cabin port windows, This was a fun build and I’m amazed at how many people throw away teak… So I gravel it up until I have enough for a project. This was a fun build and I again just started from the bottom up and removed everything that didn’t belong.

IMG_20160622_100252_755 IMG_20160701_114243_087 I’m the unruly neighbor that makes noise and dust all day, but I clean up at the end of each day so I think folks are just tolerating me, knowing we will depart soon…IMG_20160701_123548_130 IMG_20160701_174324_169 This was quite the bend… 3/32″ strips losing 1/8″ of wood for each cutIMG_20160703_160714_868 IMG_20160703_160814_382Not bad for eyeing it and all free wood, old wood so it’s scarred up, beat up with random plug holes…. and that’s the way I like it…


HabiHoba now has new decals ‘Name and Hailing Port’ we are now legal to float. 🙂IMG_20160715_182148_923 IMG_20160715_182544_470Custom sails are measured and in the making, ‘Precision Sails’ out of Canada are on-board and excited about designing and making custom sails for our very unique vessel… main tack from boom main leech specs

Time is short but we will make it… Our Departure date now rests in the hands of the sail makers . We are set and all we need is to test all systems on a shakedown in the San Juan Islands before we make the big left turn. Estimated departure is the 16th of Aug. 2016 with our first destination of San Diego Ca.

We have a couple Bon Voyage party events set up and everyone is welcome to join us.. We have a small stay-sail that we want all of our friends and family to sign so when we are on some of our longer passages and start missing everyone we can raise a sail and feel the love. I again want to thank everyone for being on-board with “HabiHoba’s Great Adventure” You have kept us motivated and we appreciate each and everyone of you… THANK YOU!

Capt’n D

HabiHoba!