New Project........

New Project……..

Hello again. Been some time since the last post. Mostly we were gone cruising for the last 2 years…..see www.doolittlecruising.blogspot.comWe are back in a cool house, kids are back in school, we are working, and I have a new garage project to keep m…

It Sails!

It Sails!

So we took my Honey out sailing for the first time on a beautiful and windy day.  Overall she performed beautifully.  Pointed well, reached fast, light on the helm, and very nimble. 
Two things went wrong, after a couple laps up and down the ship ca…

More Recent Progress on Mist

More Recent Progress on Mist

Eye Spy! This photo shows progress on the rudder blank, companion-way, keel trunk, hatch panel, and fairing the deck.The rudder will be of the cassette variety. The lower third is tapered. Overall length is 60″. I will be laying up the cloth and vacuum…

Columbia Crossings Cup 2012

Columbia Crossings Cup 2012

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Mist's Bottom and Sides are Fair

Mist’s Bottom and Sides are Fair

I’ve been spending a lot of time sanding and I am really happy with how smooth the bottom and sides of the hull have turnout.  I rolled and tipped three coats of epoxy with graphite power additive.  I really like the black too! &nbs…

New Project……..
New Project........

Hello again. Been some time since the last post. Mostly we were gone cruising for the last 2 years…..see www.doolittlecruising.blogspot.comWe are back in a cool house, kids are back in school, we are working, and I have a new garage project to keep m…

It Sails!
It Sails!

So we took my Honey out sailing for the first time on a beautiful and windy day.  Overall she performed beautifully.  Pointed well, reached fast, light on the helm, and very nimble. 
Two things went wrong, after a couple laps up and down the ship ca…

More Recent Progress on Mist
More Recent Progress on Mist

Eye Spy! This photo shows progress on the rudder blank, companion-way, keel trunk, hatch panel, and fairing the deck.The rudder will be of the cassette variety. The lower third is tapered. Overall length is 60″. I will be laying up the cloth and vacuum…

Columbia Crossings Cup 2012
Columbia Crossings Cup 2012

Click the title to see all the pictures!

Mist’s Bottom and Sides are Fair
Mist's Bottom and Sides are Fair

I’ve been spending a lot of time sanding and I am really happy with how smooth the bottom and sides of the hull have turnout.  I rolled and tipped three coats of epoxy with graphite power additive.  I really like the black too! &nbs…

i550 in Brazil
i550 in Brazil

My last post was written in March 2012, 1 year and 9 months ago. That is exactly the time it took this little beauty to cross the ocean and reach home in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. I will not waste your time and get into details and explain the o…

I’m Back to Work on Mist
I'm Back to Work on Mist

Fairing the hull sides of Mist has begun.I’ve had quite a delay in finishing the hull. I had major abdomen surgery a few months ago and am surprised at how much my stomach muscles hurt while sanding the fairing compound. This job may take even longer a…

I550-381 2013-08-13 14:15:00
I550-381 2013-08-13 14:15:00

 A couple of photos of the boat.  You can see that the rig is too loose, but I intend to install an adjustable headstay for next season. The first photo is taken from a distance in about 10 Kts of wind. The second photo is in light air, right…

Waiting for wind
Waiting for wind

Great vacation with the i550.  I’ll post action photo’s later, but for now, here was one taken at 6:00 AM before the wind came up.

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