Sarah’s Writings

September 5, 2016

Hello everyone, I have a lot to talk about! After we left Westport, we headed to Garibaldi, Oregon. In Garibaldi we got fuel, Jake and I had some fun at the beach, and we did our laundry. When Jake and I went to the beach at low tide so it was muddy. We stuck our feet in and got super dirty. We also saw a crawdad and jake was stuck in the mud so we couldn’t run away so… …he threw it at me!. We spent four days in Garibaldi then left to go to Bandon, Oregon. It was fun sailing and we saw a ton of whales. We left right away in the morning and spent all day getting to Brookings, Oregon. The trip here to Brookings was rough and we broke our toilet. Here we pumped out our holding tank and we’re fixing the toilet, but everything else is doing fine an’ dandy! Well, I hope you enjoyed because that’s all for now folks.

Habi Hoba⚓ Sarah G Dayton

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!


 

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.


GoSun SPORT: For the on the go with quick, easy, portable Solar Cooking

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It's a passion

It’s a passion

Habi Hoba!

Capt’n D.