Thursday, March 31, 2005
That Crazy Haida lookingdown into A Compartment on Bill
The Ships' cooks found rapiers in the back of Todd's car. They avasted the provisioning temporarily
One of our newest volunteers, Bill!
Here's most of the crew - discussing proper reefing procedures of a big gaff sail over chocolate chip pancakes, bacon and OJ
Soon to be Bosuns Mate, Shawn, plus Jes, in the galley
Finally dockside in Sausalito. A lift broke on the way here, so the short transit was a bit hectic. Here's Bosun Rich Sloat, 2nd Mate Bhodi Sherridan, and 1st Mate Jim Pearsson discussing the rest of the day's projects: bedding the new kevel that blew apart on the way to SF Bay from Morro Bay, rigging a new lift for the mainsl, scraping, sanding, priming and painting, caulking hatches and prisms.... and the list goes on.
Sunday, March 27, 2005
A surprise shot of brig crew - Rachel, Shiny, Stacy and Elaine
Oh, and then there's Kim and Erin, who along with volunteers, have exhausted time and sanity trying to keep these sails together!!!!
Thursday, March 24, 2005
boat dog "Bowditch"
Volunteer "Kit" in Nuki, getting ready to be hauled up on the brig's aft davits
tonights dinner: vegetarian sushi and egg drop soup! with sesame or green tea ice cream for dessert
dinner line on the brig: shawn, stacy, rachel, jesika, cap'n christopher
Monday, March 14, 2005
Erin Doak, an experienced gunner and our current Bosun's Mate, took the
place of Rich Sloat as our Gunner. And Kim Carver is now her Gunner's
Mate! What fun! The girls tag-teamed the lyle gun and the swivel to
best defend our beloved schooner agains the dastardly brig that keeps
chasing us! Just for reference purposes, here's one of the brig's guns.
A 3 pound deck gun, with, as their gunner "Shiny" found out, a little
kick to it. We load the charges (gunpowder in tinfoil) prick the foil
through the touchhole, and lead a gunpowder trail up through the
touchhole, then light that with slowmatch (a line soaked in saltpeter
and set to burn slowly). Then we aim for the brig's transom! She's a
bit better at sharp turns, but we still stomp her good some days.
A fine example of proper use of a cabin for ultimate storage capacity.
The brig has bunks in it's main hold, and benches- all of which hold
stuff for their store, and food, and clothes, and gear.
Look at that forecourse fly! That dang brig came within 20 feet of our port side! And they STILL didn't shoot on time!
Expert gunner Erin Doak after firing off the Lyle Gun. You can practically smell the sulfur.
However badly we might try to sink her, she's still beautiful!
Saturday, March 12, 2005
The brig's crew bent on a different topsl. This brig goes through main topsls like our Bosun's Mate Erin goes through Starbucks coffee. This is a view from the Barnes & Noble in Jack London Square this morning.
Shiny and Myuh in Myuh's office, the engine room on the brig. He likes it so much here, he has a cot he can sleep in. Notice the Crocodile Hunter strapped into the exhaust..
We thought we might use the cot as a body bag, just like the old days. Please, Shiny... no stitch through the nose...
Brig cook Rachel did some nice artwork on Shiny's hand
Haida Bob with his usual radiant smile, greeting visitors
Bosun's Mate Erin working on Bill of Right's mainsl
Mate Jim and Bosun Rich sanding our main boom
Jack London Inn donated 2 hotel rooms to the boats for a week! Yippee! And today is my day off, so here I am, updating the site!
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Captain Christopher Trudell of Schooner Bill of Rights
Volunteer and Chantey-Woman Natalie
Kim at the A-Compartment hatch
Natalie entertaining a young tourist
Shiny the bosuns mate, aloft on the brig again!
Saturday, March 05, 2005
Volunteer and experienced sailor from Morro Bay - Brian
Volunteer Greg - what a joy to have aboard!
We learned during this transit that tying the foresl boom preventer to the kevel is best done with the line leading from the kevel, outboard through the hawse, THEN to the boom.
Like this. Oh yeah - that's what was left of the foresl peak halyard hanging there too.
And here's Bhodi repairing that halyard
volunteer Dave Alvarado
All the transit crew (sans Kim)
Greg, Starr, Indy, Dave, Elf, Jim, "V", Joel, Erin, Brian, Bhodi, Cap, Rich
Kim on the foresl gaff at sunset last night
We stumbled upon this "art display" late the other night...
Jesse, Kim and Starr in the reflection of the prop
Bhodi's new tattoo
Erin fixing up the liferings
Our beloved Elf!
Chief Mate Jim looking out at San Fran
2nd Mate (not 2nd rate!) Bhodi
Our sailing partner
Most of the Morro Bay-San Fran transit crew: Greg, Brian, Dave, "V", Indy, Elf, Erin, Bhodi
Plus our youngest transit crew - Joel! (golden gate bridge in background)
Joel shining the compass
Bosun Rich scraping the rails
Dave at the lister box generator (again!) will we ever get this thing to work?
Thats Cap through one of the biggest sail rips I've ever seen. Time for a Deep Reef.