Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Gibson Dry Docks

The boat has been in the yard since we hauled her out in summer 2011.  We have enjoyed working with the folks at Gibson's since the early 1990s.  The boat is presently in dry storage at a little over $340 per quarter, taxes and all.  Here are some links to Gibson's:

The Layout

Several folks have asked questions about which layout the boat has.  This boat has the Starboard Aft Galley layout as pictured here.  (Edit - oh, hey...  just click the picture.  that bigs it up, too)











The Gulf 29 came with several as indicated in the manual at the Capital Yachts info website.  Open the PDF and scroll toward the bottom of the manual to see a full size diagram with readable labels:  http://www.capitalyachts.info/gulf29/Gulf29_Manual.pdf.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Wife says, "Sell the boat." Boat for Sale, Make Offer.

You may notice the declining asking price for my fine vessel.  So far, my asking prices have not been much of a conversation starter.  How about this?  If you're interested in owning this boat -
  • review the information that I've provided
  • email me any questions I haven't answered already (send your phone number if you'd prefer to talk)
  • decide if you would enjoy taking her on
  • think about a purchase price that seems fair to you
  • make an offer at your price and let's see what happens
Why am I selling?  I can see over the hill.  In fact, I'm sneaking up on 50.  For quite some time now, I've had a target of possessing very few things by the time I'm 50, holding an idealized vision of me, my wife, a pair of backpacks and some proper hiking boots.  The boat has been fun and good, but it won't fit in a backpack.  That's essentially it.

You've seen that I'm quite proud of her, and you can read stories in this blog about the work that I've done.  She comes with a lot of inventory that I'll start listing out and tossing in some pictures.  There are an awful lot of new things in good condition.

Fear of the unknown can often keep us from getting into what we think might be a challenging situation.  Everything I've needed to know for the rebuild work, sailing, seamanship, etc. has been available in the documentation I've acquired, in advice from friends, and from just going for it.

Reference Materials - 1 seamanship book, 2 project guide books, 1 3-ring binder with manuals and product documentation for all of the new stuff and a lot of the old stuff on the boat, including Universal Diesel manual, replacement parts, cross-reference to cheaper Kubota diesel parts ("garden" < "marine" :-), etc., etc., etc.




A box of stuff in my garage - Right, so pix of this stuff below.  Very exciting.

AC space heater, a few engine parts, inverter, carbon monoxide detector, VHF radio (works fine)


12 new LED and halogen lights (some are on the boat),

Blue Sea electrical components (fuse block, 4 12-Volt DC Sockets, 120 Amp automatic charging relay, etc.  All of the DC Panel components are Blue Sea - very fancy and way overboard.

Whatever's left of this Marine 14 AWG sheathed wire - 
I've used the rest of it to power the running lights and other such things

AC components for AC panel on boat

miscellaneous hardware, mostly detritus, but some useful pieces

home made (actually, I made them at community ed night sewing class) window covers with white Sunbrella on outside, organic cotton patterned fabric on inside

 Moeller oil pump - makes oil changes downright easy and mess free


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Let's try again... Boat for sale


For Sale: 1980 Capital Yachts Gulf 29 Pilothouse Sloop, $15,000

Ok, trying again.  Last time I posted her for sale, I was immediately wrapped up in work and other activities that took too much of my attention and kept me from being reasonably responsive.  I advertised with Craigslist and Boat Trader Online, which seemed to result in:
  1. a whole lot of friendly people who couldn't write in English who were working on a container ship with a broken satellite phone and wanted to buy "the item" for their sick father(s?) if I would please just give them my PayPal account
  2. some companies who wanted to advertise and sell my boat for me
  3. maybe two or three real people expressing an interest in the boat
Not too successful for the cost of the Boat Trader ad, so I'm just going with Craigslist this time.  People on container ship with broken satellite phone, limber your email fingers and de-sync those sent-from and respond-to email accounts!
Boat Details:
These pix are from January 19, 2013

















Saturday, July 28, 2012

For Sale: 1980 Capital Yachts Gulf 29 Pilothouse Sloop, $16,900

Boat Details:
Well... rats.  The time has come to become Previous Owners (POs).  We hauled Pixie the Boat in June 2011, and she's been sitting in the yard since, probably accumulating mud daubers.  She got some water in her during a tropical depression, but has since been drained and scrubbed out a few times.  She now has a nicely placed and shaped hole, ready for installation of a garboard plug.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

wow. time flies when you're dodging bullets. well. hmm. yup. ok, still have a boat, but it's high and dry (kind of). I'm on the job hunt which will land us in different climes and who knows what sort of water. i've been in facebook land of late instead of this here noise channel, but withdrawing in a big way. maybe i'll post some uselessly useless stuff here over time. maybe not. we'll see what happens. cheers and happy holidays to all two of you who have forgotten that you subscribed to the rss feed... (rss? that's so mid-2ks).