Sunday, 25 March 2012


Cathy asked how does everyone fit:


Kids in the port side cabin bunks.  Elizabeth and I in the aft cabin and Frank (who will be sailing with us for the first season) in the V-berth.  The starboard settee pulls to a double out as a sea berth or for guests and the port side settee can be used as well.

Missed two links discussing the Stevens 47 and its successor, the Hylas 47:

-   http://bluewaterboats.org/stevens-hylas-47/
-  Used Book Guide 

Enough on boats ... the priority is getting the house ready for the market in a week ...

Max

Saturday, 24 March 2012

What is a Stevens 47 ?  Some background below:

http://www.jordanyachts.com/archives/745
http://nasailor.com/2011/09/21/sparkman-stephens-profile-the-stevens-47-design/
http://www.cruisingworld.com/sailboats/boat-reviews/stevens-custom-47-swift-and-secure
http://sparkmanstephens.blogspot.ca/2011/09/design-2390-stevens-47.html



Now that the boat has a name ... Transport Canada registration papers came in the mail last week ... We obviously need a blog ...  So, now we have a blog and will go back to work getting the house ready to put on the market.

We looked at the boat, then SV JD, in Aug 11 and completed the survey in Nov 11.  I have attached a few photos from the those visits plus the two weeks I had working on the boat in Jan 12.  Also a few photos on another Stevens 47 we had the good fortune to sail on last summer and the kids on STV TUNA, the boat I manage for the Royal Canadian Navy for another week.

August Visit to Anacortes








Victoria driving Tuna
Johnathan driving Tuna

One of the chainplates that was removed

Another chainplate, in this picture you can see that one of the bolts was corroded right through.  Much more comfortable now that all the chainplates have been pulled.

Max