“Is There a Button for That?”

Although we have already technically entered into the fall season, here in Southern California we are guaranteed a few extra weeks of the warm summer sun. We decided to make the most of our fleeting opportunities to sail to the islands by inviting my family on a weekend trip to Santa Cruz Island - which would also … Continue reading “Is There a Button for That?”

Head Refit

Chris and I had discussed refitting our head since day 1 of becoming Avocet's new crew, and one night while drinking wine and talking about our future plans we decided to stop holding back and get our hands dirty with phase 1 of the refit process. Let me explain one thing first before I jump into the part of the blog you came here to read.....

How to Service Your Pedestal

To kick this thing off, I thought I would write about my latest feat: servicing our pedestal. The pedestal is the home to your steering wheel, which translates your steering wheel motions to the rudder; this is comparable to the power steering box in a car. Now, what you may or may not know is...