Thursday, August 14, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

peddocks cure

Peddocks island has been pretty instrumental in our life aboard. It is a really nifty island with a really nifty cove and generally when we go out to moor or anchor for a night we do so there. Jenny uploaded a couple quick videos of some stuff there. No editing or anything so they are just some quick jerky videos with poor sound, but they are still kinda fun.

This first one is a video of us walking down what was apparently the old "main drag" so to speak of the turn of the century town which was once located on the island. After all the houses were built the government stepped in and claimed the island as a state park and all the houses became abandoned (thanks uncle sam). Anyhow, it makes for a really cool ghost town. There is also an abandoned WWII prison camp there. We took some vid of the prison, but it isn't uploaded yet. We'll get to that eventually.

This second video is just of me putting Willie in the water for the first time ever (aside from falling in at the marina). He looks pretty funny swimming.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Old & New

I had intended on posting old vs. new pictures quite some time ago, but just never got around to it.

Now that the headliner is up and we feel as if we're on a new boat, I've taken the time to get some pictures together to show you what we're talking about.

Without further ado, here are the pictures. They seem to speak for themselves.

I had intended to post more pictures, but once again our internet isn't working correctly, so I'm going to play it safe and quit here. I think you get a fairly good idea of the improvements we've been making!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

progress report (remember those from school? yuck)

Things have been going quite well with fixing up our Madrigal. Jenny has taken quite a few pictures and videos, but the internet has been pretty sketchy lately, so we'll get those up but not just yet.

The headliner is finally in the main cabin! That is by far the most exciting thing. For those who remember the pictures of Madrigal from when we purchased her, we've been living under bare fiberglass decks for a while now. But we are all finished out in the main salon and it's a wonderful thing. It finally feels like we are living in a real boat and not inside of a project boat.

We have working Navigation lights! Now we don't have to rush home with motors blazing to try to beat sunset.

Our real battery charger has been installed and wired properly. No more crappy loud home depot battery charger with alligator clamps!

Our friend Arvind helped re-rig our foresail and it works much better.

blah blah, etc etc. Bottom line is that we've been busy and maddy is looking nicer by the day and become more comfortable to live in.

Pictures soon!