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Posted in Miscellaneous, S/V Margo Posts on 12 July 2012 by Capt.JerrySte

3 July: My son Gregg brought his son Graham to visit for the first time in quite a while. We went sailing (really motoring) to Gig Harbor with some of my crew and SSYC members to watch Music in the Park. We then went up for ice cream at Kelly’s. Everyone had a great time. Graham seemed to really like his first time on the boat.

4 July: We went sailing along Ruston Way and met Silver Breeze with Laura and Bob Crews and some other members of their family aboard. We went home for dinner then back to TYC  to watch the Freedom Fair fireworks from shore. We could see the fireworks from various cities up and down Puget Sound. It was quite a display. We left the girls, Molly and Mocha, home and wished we had brought them with us. They were petty traumatized by the neighborhood fireworks.

5 July: Jane and I went racing with Tom Davis and others from our shared crew in the Mid Sound Summer Social which is a six week charity event which includes sailboat racing, raffles and food. It’s for the benefit of Hospitality House in Burien and eht Des Moines food bank.

6 July: Gregg, Graham, Jane and I went to Seattle for some touristy stuff. Parking was a real pain and expensive. we went to Pike Place Market, the piers, the Locks where we saw a bunch of sockeye in the fish ladder, Shilshole Bay Marina and various other landmarks. We smoked a beautiful Sockeye filet that I got at Northern Fish on Ruston Way. We also smoked some chicken breasts.

7 July: Graham, Jane, Molly, Mocha and I went to Laura and Bob Crews’ home  for dinner where we had salmon and many other wonderful dishes. Best of all was the great company and the kids that Graham thoroughly enjoyed himself playing with. The girls were really tired when they got home.

8 July:  Jane and I went to church then we kind of just hung out much of the day until dinner time. Debbie Elliott came over and we grilled some steaks, had a great salad Debbie brought then some Ice cream that she also brought.

9 July:  Gregg and Graham caught a Frontier Airlines plane home to Denver / Aurora. I dropped them at SeaTac at 0720. I worked some issues on a sailboat I am brokering then went home. We had a SSYC dance and meeting that evening. Signed up several people to go Tuesday for Music in the Park in Gig Harbor. (Elvis impersonator).

26 – 28 June 2012

Posted in Miscellaneous, S/V Margo Posts, Seattle Singles YC (SSYC) on 28 June 2012 by Capt.JerrySte

Gig Harbor Music 26Jun12

Tuesday: Four SSYC members, three crew and two friends enjoyed good food, music and great company at Music in the Park in Gig Harbor, WA.

Wednesday: Spent much of the day working to get a sea trial and survey on a Catalina 30. Then met my crew at Johnny’s Dock for an adult beverage. Also met a new friend who I was going to take sailing. Since my hernia surgery was moved up to 0800 this morning I changed my mind about sailing but hooked him up with friends on a  very competitive race boat named Gardyloo. He’s a new sailor and he enjoyed himself with a bunch of fun-loving, enthusiastic young people.

Thursday: Underwent my hernia surgery this morning. My little 65 lb labradoodle, Mocha, jumped on the site while I was taking a nap. Hurt like heck!! Hope there isn’t any damage.

25 June 2012 – Various activities

Posted in Deliveries, Miscellaneous, Seattle Singles YC (SSYC) with tags on 26 June 2012 by Capt.JerrySte

Diesel Duck: Went over the diesel Duck with Alan Powell and Chris Davis in preparation for its delivery to Port Hardy. We went over the systems, engine, electrical and other systems as well as  how to use some of the basic things like the electric head, shower, galley, etc. Now we need to start taking her out to see how this 68,000 lb beauty handles.

SSYC Meeting and Dance: We had a DJ (Commodore Gary Bradley) who played a great selection of tunes for us old gomers to dance to. It was a fun evening but we left earlier than we normally do; My hernia was not cooperating. Get it fixed the day after tomorrow.

Three Tree Point Annual Charity Event

Posted in Miscellaneous, S/V Margo Posts on 25 June 2012 by Capt.JerrySte


Yesterday, 24 June 2012, S/V Margo participated in the annual Boats for Beds event hosted by Three Tree Point YC. The weather cooperated, we had really light winds but no rain. There was lots of food and drink, both adult and otherwise and wonderful company. The wind was very light but enough to get everyone around the course within the hour and a half time limit. A few boats did run their engines  but nobody gave them too much grief. After the race there was a great dinner and more camaraderie before heading back to our home marinas. A fun day for all which raised a great deal of money for Hospitality House.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Posted in Miscellaneous on 24 June 2012 by Capt.JerrySte

Today is my daughter, Michelle’s birthday. Hope to see her and Jillian while her brother and my grandson are in town over the Independence Day holiday.

Off to church then prepping for the charity race with Three Tree Point YC for the benefit of Holpitallity House, a battered women’s shelter in Burien. Won the race last year.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Posted in Miscellaneous on 24 June 2012 by Capt.JerrySte

Spent much of the day chasing malware and viruses on my computers and friends’ computers. did spend a bunch of time at the office working on the sale of a Catalina 30. Offers and counter-offers all taken care of and accepted. Now comes the sea trial and survey along with a ton of paperwork.