Working hard in the boat yard!

Well for a short time today furiends we could see daylight through a hole in the boat! The humans have been servicing the seacocks. The seacocks are valves that allow water to flow into and out of the boat. For example water comes in to cool the engine and for a salt water faucet and water goes out of the boat from a sink drain or the toilet.

Daylight through the hull

Seacock service

Today dad has been working on servicing a seacock that was sealed with PTFE tape instead of the much better option of horse hair. It’s something that’s been bothering him for a while and now Noccy is out of the water it’s the purrfect time to replace it.

PTFE tape and horse hair

Mum has been dealing with some unruly expanding foam that exploded in one of the cubby holes under the sofa. I hopped in to inspect after she spent a loong time scraping it all off!



It’s been a fun but busy day here as a yard cat!

Bisous, Bailey


  1. There is always so much to do, when the boat is hauled out. Our dad’s father was the superintendent of shipbuilding at Southern Shipbuilding in Jacksonville during WWII
    he was a lifelong sailor and taught dad to sail when he was very little. Dad worked in the shipyards during the summers when he was in High School and College. Grampa was very surprised when dad joined the Air Force and not the Navy, but he said that it was right to follow your heart.

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  2. Dry Dock is a beautiful thing… 🙂

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  3. You will be the skipper soon! Have a pawsome weekend! Very hot here on Vancouver Is. Just going to lie around in my flat! Montyx

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  4. I’m glad you are supervising all this important work, Bailey! And I bet your humans are too.

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  5. What a terribly busy day you had…Your paws must be tired. Time for a siesta my friend.

    Shoko and Kali

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  6. Lots of new things that I didn’t know about boats. thanks for sharing and have a great day.

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  7. Pauline Williams says:

    Good Morning Bailey,
    I love reading all about what is involved with living on a beautiful sail boat like noccy, and keeping her all shipshape. My daughter lives on a boat off the coast of Florida. So I know a few of the terms that you use to describe what you are doing or is going on. It is so interesting to me. I’m really looking forward to when you are at sail and on your way to Greece. And now that your Dad has that really nice drone to take pictures, I’m going to love seeing all of them.

    I look forward to your posts every morning. You are such a big help to mum and dad, I don’t know how they could do all the wonderful stuff they are doing to noccy without your help.

    Love you Bailey,
    Pauline Williams
    Phoenix, AZ

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  8. The Swiss Cats says:

    You did a great job of supervision, Bailey ! Purrs

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  9. Those holes are much more sensible than the bailers in dinghies – who’d ever believe those are for letting water OUT while one is sailing? Anyway, as for the other jobs, tell them you’ll be back to inspect when they’re over …

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  10. Looks like you have so many new places to explore!!!

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  11. Dear Bailey, wonderful story of team work and familial bliss!! Good going, buddy! pat

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  12. You’re just line Bengie, Bailey- love thise hidey holes!

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  13. Everyone is working so hard in dry dock. You are obviously doing a very good job snoopervising, too!


  14. kittiesblue says:

    Looks like some very interesting places to explore. It makes us realize that we lead very boring lives. Just be careful and don’t get shut in anywhere. XOCK from your brofur and sisfurs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


  15. *salootss thee Captain of thee ship*
    Yur thee best snoopervizer an Captain efurr Bailey!
    **paw patss** Siddhartha Henry xXx


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