Once the Seattle Boat Show ended in early February, it was time for us to shift into boat project mode. After buying our 1985 Passport 40, Meridian, last April, we spent every spring weekend scrambling to get work done so we could move aboard for the summer by the end of June, and then much [...]
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There is a point in any major boat project, it seems, when after a crapload of work, you feel you are farther away from finishing the project than ever. So it was with removing the teak decks aboard our 1985 Passport 40, Meridian. I previous wrote about why we chose to remove the overlay decks [...]
It’s one thing to plan for a major project on a boat, but it’s quite another to actually start the work. So it was with removing the teak overlay decks on our 1985 Passport 40 sailboat, Meridian. There is a feeling of anxiety that passes through me right before I take the plunge on a major boat project. It’s that moment right before I am finally and truly committed.
Summer always goes too fast in the sun-starved Northwest, but this year it’s whizzing by at a blur. That’s because as soon as we bought our 1985 Passport 40, Meridian, in early April, we were immediately sucked into the boat project vortex. We’ve barely come up for air since. We managed to get out on [...]
I love anchor chain. Next to an anchor that sets hard and fast, knowing that our boat is connected to the bottom by a quality anchor chain is what lets me sleep soundly at night. I knew that Meridian, like our previous boats, came with an all-chain anchor rode and that made me happy. What made me [...]
The excitement onboard Meridian on Monday ranked somewhere between Christmas and winning the lottery. I’d been counting the days until our new cushions would be delivered and practically jumped out of bed Monday, I was so excited. The shiny blue velvet cushions that were on our 1985 Passport 40 when we bought her in [...]