Showing posts from July, 2014

Navigation Station Redesign

There were a few things I didn't like about the Navigation Station..    First, the angled desktop kept everything on it sliding down, and sometimes to the floor.   

there was also no place to mount the VHF radio except to the aft side, vertically.

Also, I want to eventually move all of the electrical panels to the Navigation Station, a more logical and safer location in my opinion, than the current location on the aft bulk head, where the backs of the panels are exposed to the Lazerette, albeit under the line locker, but I think it is possible that things could shift in there and come in contact with the panels, possibly shorting things out, or worse.  currently there is no place to put the panels at the nav station. 

Sooooooo, A redesign of the station is in order.  First step. some boat Yoga to yank it out!

When I dismantled the station, I discovered that the shelf that separates the top and bottom compartments was made out of Teak ply!  Bonus!  I will need this later to …

The Renaming

It is the Fourth of July 2014.  It was going to be a beautiful day.  A perfect day for the De-naming and the Christening of the Catalina 30 that I had owned for over a year.  It took me that long to decide on the name, as the current name "Sail Fish" just didn't work for me.

   The name came to me as I was doing the Tacoma Musical Playhouse production of "Man of La Mancha".  The love interest of Don Quixote was a woman that he refused to see as she really was, a Kitchen Whore, but rather he saw her as a Lady, Beautiful and above reproach.  In the end, she chose to become the woman he saw in her.   I also researched the Definition of the name "Dulcinea", and found that it meant "Mistress, or Lady Friend", and I thought about it, and came up with several points:

1.  I spend time with her
2.  I take her out a lot
3.  I spend lots of Money on her
4.  I buy her gifts
5.  I sleep on her....

Yup! Mistress, that worked!  And so, since I was taki…