Summer in Baltimore - 2017
Aug 1 thru Aug 6
|A marina in Belfast, Maine. Slips seem to be primarily |
for transient boats or boats kept on moorings
that come in just to load and unload.
|This was the best of the two threaded drain sections--the |
other one fell into two pieces.
|One of the new sink strainers I purchased to replace the old ones. |
I'm glad they turned out to be still commercially available.
|This 3/16-inch thick bow guard plate is intended to fit over the |
upper portion of our boat's bow to prevent the anchor
from digging onto the fiberglass when the
windlass is accidentally pulled too tight.
|This is a simple operational test setup with the inlet hose |
in a sink full of water and the discharge hose
directed into the other galley sink.
|I use Sikkens CETOL (natural teak) on all my external |
teak--it looks almost as good as varnish
and it lasts a lot longer.
I got two coats of CETOL on the companionway frame today. The dark blue tape you see around the companionway teak is 3M #471+ which is a plastic tape able to withstand rain and sun exposure that my occur between coats. It also holds a good edge and doesn't allow the CETOL to bleed underneath the tape.
Tonight I experimented with my low-carb diet by making a (low-carb) ham stew--it contained cream of celery soup, diced onions, diced mushrooms, chopped ham, and some fresh peas. While some of these ingredients (like peas) are relatively high in carbs I simply used less of them and more of the items that were low-carb. My dinner only had 9 grams of carbs.
On Sunday (August 6) I continued to experiment with new low-carb foods by making a breakfast quesadilla containing two eggs, two slices of gouda cheese, and low-carb tortillas that we bought at Trader Joe's a week or so ago--my breakfast only had 5.5 grams of carbs. (On the Atkins diet the maximum daily carb intake is 20 grams in the first stage but I had trouble with this few carbs and increased mine to 25 carbs. I'm simply losing weight at a slower pace.)
|My low-carb breakfast quesadilla had |
only 5.5 grams of carbohydrates.
Stay tuned for more of my "caring for an aging sailboat" and other experiences...