Friday, May 9, 2008

Building the table

These boats come with a folding table that stows very neatly in the salon, unfortunately the table for SOMF was missing when I purchased the boat (August of "06"). Thankfully there is another IT owner that has his boat, Voyager, berthed an hour or so away. Bill was kind enough to let me take a close look at his table and he even sent me some pictures. Since I am not much of a finish carpenter, I have been working on my replacement table for the last 3 weekends, this weekend should be the last. If it gets the final touches I'll post some pics.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

So it begins

Ok, I guess it is time to start this blog. The plan is to be ready for the "09" Baja Haha. The boat is a 1987 46' Island Trader, I am not 100% sure but I believe it is the last one made. If you do some searching on the web you will find an equal number of people who hate this boat and people who love it. It seems like the people who hate it are mostly going on second hand information and the people who love it own or used to own one. Some people say it is not suited for bluewater, I had it surveyed for offshore and the main recommendation was to upgrade the standing rigging. So that is at the top of a long list of items I want complete before I go. Check back once in awhile for updates to this blog. I plan to show things I am doing to get ready as well as things I have already done. I am not sure how often I will update it, but as the date gets nearer I am sure it will be more frequent...