It's all about the little things around here aboard Kingsley. We've been trying to figure out our Force 10 galley (indoor kitchen area) stove/oven. We bought the propane, tested the lines for leaking, fired her up, no problem. The oven wouldn't light but we got both of the burners to go. My thought was if we repeated our actions then it should light again just fine. Not so much. We tried and tried to light the stove. We waited a little bit, then tried again, nothing. We were a little tired of eating sandwiches and other things that don't require heating. So...
Pow! We upgraded our old rusty 'Sea-B-Q' with a brand new model, on sale at West Marine that week. She works like a dream. Amber has cooked a few meals on her, the best meals of the adventure so far! It's worked pretty well (except for the red button starter up there, it only worked once but I've heard they usually break pretty quick - we just use a lighter). Below are some pics of the old grill and the installation of the new one (not too hard, especially since we used some of the parts from the old grill - the parts that hold it onto the rail).
~Paul & Amber ETC
There comes a time in every sailor's life when he or she has to get hoisted to the top of the mast to fix something, this is called going aloft. I haven't been up to the top of Kingsley yet, however, I crew a Thunderbird (type of boat) in Lake Washington weekly in the summer and it needed a few things looked at.
My friend John, red shirt below, went up a few days earlier in way windier weather. I'll just say this: it is pretty scary. A little movement on the bottom feels like a lot of movement on top. Here's a great article on going aloft from madmariner.com.
When we eventually do go to the top of Kingsley I vote for sending my wife up since she weighs like 85 less pounds then I do.
~Paul, John, Josh ETC
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