Third Time is the Charm; But it Wasn’t Easy

After arriving on the southern tip of Baja California May 9th, two weeks later we are faintly getting out of this tourist trap. Oh, Cabo, or better yet, Cabo Falso, has finally loosened her grip on us to to us pass. My two previous attempts were unpleasant at best, more like miserable. And on eachContinue reading “Third Time is the Charm; But it Wasn’t Easy”

An Auspicious Start

Ever have those situations when the yellow/red flags are waving, and you spend all your time trying to decide if the flag is yellow or red? Instead of wondering what’s causing the flag to wave in the first place?? Welcome to my world. Brian and Mark arrived Sunday, the 29th of April. I was aContinue reading “An Auspicious Start”

Phase I is Done

Phase I was doing he stuff that had to be done before Dauntless got her feet wet.  All done except for salt water pump.  For a competent person, this is a few days work; for me about three weeks. Forward Bilge Complete hookup of New Vetus holding tank, with new fittings and electrical Install newContinue reading “Phase I is Done”

Two Inside Projects on Dauntless, Part 1

This winter has been the first real refit since we bought Dauntless three years ago.  When we bought this Krogen 42, she was in great shape, in fact the best shape of the 8 KK 42’s I looked at.  She had the lowest engine hours, only 1650, and some features we wanted: dual heads, fourContinue reading “Two Inside Projects on Dauntless, Part 1”

Dauntless Gets a New Bottom Job

In October when we pulled her from the water, we found both old and new damage. The new was from my second rock encounter in Finland.  In the first Finnish rock meeting, Dauntless rode up the rock on her keel. But the second one was more egregious in that I hit the side of theContinue reading “Dauntless Gets a New Bottom Job”