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September 2013:

'Calpurnia' or baby boat at the house while we made sure all parts were there.

‘Calpurnia’ or baby boat at the house while we made sure all parts were there.

Sailing on Long Island Sound off of Fayerweather Island, September 2013.

Sailing on Long Island Sound off of Fayerweather Island, September 2013.

We purchased an O’Day Javelin day sailer to keep us entertained on the water while “Scout” is on the hard for the year.  She is referred to as either baby boat or “Calpurnia” another female character in “To Kill a Mockingbird”.  She is a 14 foot boat of fun.  Baby boat has a mainsail and jib and has been a great purchase for $700.  It will give me a chance to practice sailing, figuring out the wind, and how to just understand the concepts of sailing.  Can’t really make too many mistakes with her if I don’t want to go swimming.  Baby boat has been riding the waves on our 800 lb mooring for the past 2 weeks and has been a fun at times, scary at times experience.  The best part is we have made it back to the mooring each time without an engine 🙂

June 2013:

Thought I would give you a present day look at Scout and what we will be working on over the next 16 months. There is not much living space below deck, and a good portion of it will be redesigned or repurposed. A good portion of our living space will be above deck in the cockpit which will be sporting a new dodger and bimini to protect us from the elements. But all of our wordly possessions will need to fit in a space that most college freshman call a dorm room. Makes it cozy!

Cockpit with wheel, before the switch to the tiller.  For anyone who has sailed with us in the past are used to seeing the wheel in the cockpit.  That has since been removed and we are now working with a tiller, maybe it gives us more room?

The newly installed tiller, Scout left the factory with a tiller and was then refitted with a wheel, we decided to go back to basics.  It also gives us more room in our outdoor living area.

The newly installed tiller, Scout left the factory with a tiller and was then refitted with a wheel, we decided to go back to basics. It also gives us more room in our outdoor living area.

The galley (also known as the culinary workspace)

The galley (also known as the culinary workspace)

Another view of the galley, stove is to the right.  The ladder from the cockpit normally sits directly over the sink

Another view of the galley, stove is to the right. The ladder from the cockpit normally sits directly over the sink

Galley and Navigation Station - On the left of the photo is near where the ice box is situated, not refrigeration but an ice box, which we only use for storage because it does stay cold with ice!  That will soon be our dedicated navigation station.  We somehow still need to find room for a refrigerator/freezer combo (think dorm fridge size) in the galley.

Galley and Navigation Station – On the left of the photo is near where the ice box is situated, not refrigeration but an ice box, which we only use for storage because it does stay cold with ice! That will soon be our dedicated navigation station. We somehow still need to find room for a refrigerator/freezer combo (think dorm fridge size) in the galley.

This is our main living area below deck, at this point there are 12 drawers for all of our belongings, food, and tools.  The goal is to remove the right side berth and make that more of a dinette type area.  We shall see!

This is our main living area below deck, at this point there are 12 drawers for all of our belongings, food, and tools. The goal is to remove the right side berth and make that more of a dinette type area. We shall see!

Speaks for itself!  This is truly the one area that will be completely gutted and redesigned.  We need a shower for long term cruising.  A sunshower certainly is nice but a private shower now and then would be very welcoming.  Did I mention at this point there is no hot water on Scout, another future improvement before the next 16 months are up.

Speaks for itself! This is truly the one area that will be completely gutted and redesigned. We need a shower for long term cruising. A sunshower certainly is nice but a private shower now and then would be very welcoming. Did I mention at this point there is no hot water on Scout, another future improvement before the next 16 months are up.

Another view of below deck, behind the white wall is the head, to the left our storage lockers, and straight ahead is the V-berth (better known as the master suite!

Another view of below deck, behind the white wall is the head, to the left our storage lockers, and straight ahead is the V-berth (better known as the master suite!

This is the master suite!  Behind the shuttered doors is the anchor locker which holds multiple anchors and about 200 feet of chain and additional lines.  What is in your closet?  Under the mattresses is the holding tanks for water.

This is the master suite! Behind the shuttered doors is the anchor locker which holds multiple anchors and about 200 feet of chain and additional lines. What is in your closet? Under the mattresses is the holding tanks for water.

We will definitely be getting new mattresses, these cushion make it feel worse than sleeping on gravel. Oh and Boo Radley's mast is stored here when we are underway.

We will definitely be getting new mattresses, these cushion make it feel worse than sleeping on gravel. Oh and Boo Radley’s mast is stored here when we are underway.

This is the last time Scout was out of the water, new painted bottom  with functioning center board.  She is not as clean at this point after 2 years in Black Rock Harbor.  Definitely need a picture as soon as she is pulled in September to see the contrast.

This is the last time Scout was out of the water, new painted bottom with functioning center board. She is not as clean at this point after 2 years in Black Rock Harbor. Definitely need a picture as soon as she is pulled in September to see the contrast.

How cool is it to have the toe rail in the water!

How cool is it to have the toe rail in the water!

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