Rotten traveler!

Varnishing the boat is a huge job and is a work in progress at the moment. As you can see in the sneak preview below, the trim has been done and now it really shows up how in need the rest of the wood is for a bit of TLC.

Varnishing in progress

As often happens on the boat before one project has finished, we’ve got another one on our paws. We’ve also discovered that we have a rotten traveler aboard. No not a nasty explorer…rotten wood!

Rotten traveler!

The traveler allows the sheeting assembly (that connects to the boom) to ‘travel’ back and forth along a lateral track (on Nocturne across the deck) to help give the sails shape.

Traveler hole


We’re going to be busy for months to come. It will all be worth it when we set sail for Greece this summer though!

Bisous, Bailey


  1. kittiesblue says:

    The old joke is that a boat is a place to pour your money into the water or something like that. But when you live it as your home, we think it becomes just like a normal house where things are always wearing out and needing to be replaced. Our house is 103 years old so the humans always have maintenance and replacement on one thing or another. We know how anxious you are to set sail, and the time will be here before you know it. Don’t get your paws stuck in that varnish! XOCK from your brofur and sisfurs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • Yes exactly! Boat = Break Out Another Thousand! We’re lucky that our captain is great at doing jobs himself. As the Admiral I still have to supervise of course! Bisous fursibs!


  2. Oh oh! Lots of work but you will supervise and the humans will get the work done with Greece in the future! Monty x

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  3. At least you found the bad wood while in port. Better to replace/repair now rather than have it break while at sea.

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  4. Methinks your traveler is seasick after coming from USA. A seasoned traveller should solve the problem! 🙂

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  5. Uggggh. Yes, it’s always something with a boat, but you are up to the task, Bailey! I’m sure the humans are counting on YOUR PAWS to get everything done correctly! Pat

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  6. That looks like a LOT of work! I bet your humans are glad you are there to supervise, Bailey!

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  7. Bailey,
    How old are you?


  8. Oh, oh, it looks like a lot of work ! Humans know that they can count on you to snoopervise ! Purrs

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  9. *PICKERELL* that sure ISS sum rotten wood there Bailey!!! Mee finkss yur Pappaw will fix fingss good tho rite???
    Plus hee has yur snoopervishun too 😉
    **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum xxxx

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