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!


 

Captains Log:

Prodding away, our project list is getting smaller by the day. Some of our latest major modifications were/are, the ‘Aries Windvane’ and ‘Bow Sprit’,  The Aries is installed and the sprit is still in the making. Once the Sprit is bolted on our departure date rests in the hands of the sailmaker.


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With some small jobs to button up we should be ready to provision and make way by the 3rd week of August.


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The kids are rocking the homeschooling and with 3rd quarter testing out of the way. they are running out of vim & vigor for scholastics and rearing to go for summer time mode.


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Three years of preparing, not knowing what we were up against, and every step of the way has been an ‘ADVENTURE’.

 

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Capt’n D.

Habi Hoba!

Captain’s Log:

We are a live a board family preparing to set sail on the South Pacific for 4 years while home schooling 2 children and blogging about our Experiences, sharing Love, Life & Adventure.

Habi Hoba!

Habi Hoba!

Capt’n D. here!   Licensed Captain, with USCG MMC, ‘Merchant Marines Credential’ for (OUPV) 6-pk. , Upgraded 100 ton Master (Inland/Near Coastal) with Towing and Aux. Sail endorsements. I am a TWIC card holder, ‘Transportation Workers Identification Credential’.  My wife Diana and I are both Deep Dive S.C.U.B.A. Certified, each with over 100 dives logged.

We will cater to your needs.
You may enjoy fishing/crabbing, Whale watching or Geo Cache, searching for (access only by boat) locations.
Perhaps relaxing or taking in the local scenery and wildlife through the lens of a camera is more to your liking.

Raise the sails & get a hands-on adventure or sit back and let the crew do the work.

Join us this season for a ‘Carefree Day’.

Capt’n D.


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HabiHoba!

Capt’n D.


 

It's a passion

It’s a passion

Habi Hoba!

Capt’n D.