Captain's prep (for sailing)

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email, June 10

My list is finally showing the end in sight -- just the big packing tomorrow, which can't be done sooner because of the heat. For your entertainment, below is a list of what's gone into this... The first things aren't yet done -- all the completed ones get a little "done" after them.

Manuka honey




Ace bandages

shampoo bottle

Vaseline emergency bag zippers

load other stuff

major packing, into boat or van

tiller shock cord bracket?

finish sorting food, including cashews

stuff purple sleeping bag

pack all boat cushions -- green, throwable

Load boat

lash sail

Find Maine Island Trail guidebook

aluminum piece into van

hairbrush for Steph

Day before:

pack orange fleece

bring blue fleece blanket

money tin

toothbrush salt

toothbrush charger

camera battery charger

pack underwear

Departure morning:



peroxide, irrigation syringe


Things to pack (general)


fishing rod

fishing lures

fishing Tupperware

lobster cooking pot

battery charger


dodger, awnings, blue tarp/rain gear bag

full toilet seat

partial toilet seat

cabin pee bucket (with jug)

Connecticut River guidebook

layout and drill for water fittings, install -- done

find mainsheet block -- done

Toilet tank chemical -- done

install tiller (stainless fender washers) (reattach mainsheet block, do wrapping) -- done

install water tank -- done

cut off excess tiller bolts -- done

reattach mainsheet block -- done

clean corrosion from gudgeons -- done

reattach mainsheet -- done

Spare toilet tank cap -- done

Tighten hull/deck bolts -- done

cut fabric -- done

Interior cushions, and anchor chain, into boat -- done

float bags into boat -- done

Clean sewing machine -- done

Measure computer case -- 17 1/4 x 11 1/4 -- done

sort out charts -- done

put blue tarp in rain gear bag -- done

sort out first aid stuff -- done

put water shoes altogether in workroom -- Steph chooses two pair -- done

Organize tool bin (toilet chemical, metal studs, thin out rigging bag) -- done

collect blankets (blue zipper, red, small blue), crew sleeping bag -- done

Find purple clay, pack this -- done

find toilet bags, MP3 stuff -- done

set up mosquito netting project -- done

batteries in fan, pack fan -- done

Fix crew berth cushion -- done

flotation bag rearranged -- done

propane tank, duct tape -- done

buckle in electrical box -- done

Find sand spike -- done

Spare flat sheet -- done

spare pillows into dry bag -- done

Measure and cut hundred foot line -- done

pack netting -- done

whip anchor lines, thin lines -- done

cut sunbrella (porthole, solar cooker), black parachute cord -- done

open packages -- done

flush water tank (Maria) -- done

Check tanks under wood bench -- done

adjust straps on bow flotation tank -- done

load anchors -- done

water tank peroxide rinse -- done

sew mosquito netting -- done

cellophane baking bag -- done

find white sail tie -- done

caulk dodger attachments -- postponed indefinitely (duct tape instead -- done)

tape on pocket to catch porthole leaks, pack binder clips with string -- done

charge cell phone spare battery -- done

boat shoe liners? -- declared lost

awning grommets -- done

find swing seat -- done

look at come along, and van attachment points -- done

reflectix pieces for cooler -- done

anchor line into canvas bag -- done

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