Our worn and torn sail cover (last year's contest pic)!
If you've been reading our blog for a while, you know that last September we were the lucky winners of a sail pack kit from Sailrite. We were so excited to win the sail pack kit, because our sail cover sucks! Since I don't sew and we didn't know who to trust with sewing our sail pack kit, it has been untouched for nine months ... until now!
After writing a "Frugal Fridays" post about DIY (Do It Yourself), Dani from Sundowner Sails Again mentioned that her mom sews items for boats, and she lives just 20 minutes away from us! Dani shared her mom's web site, www.thebasicbag.com , which has some great bags and storage items made from Sunbrella. After looking at the site, I immediately contacted Robin (Dani's mom) .
We're confident Robin can do the job, so we'll meet her in a few days to turn over our sail pack kit. Ken has to take a few measurements, but being in the construction business he ought to be able to handle that! =) It just goes to show how this blog has enabled us to meet some great people. We hope to meet Dani and her husband, Tate, soon. They live less than 30 minutes away, sail in the same lake that we do, and also have plans to cruise in the next few years.
Now that a sail pack for Nirvana is in the near future, we're starting to think about the lazy jack system.
With so many online stores, we really don't know where to start. However, after seeing the prices being charged for lazy jack systems, we're thinking of making our own. If any of you have some suggestions, we'd love to hear them!
We're really excited about finally having a new sail pack for Nirvana. It should be a real asset once we're cruising!
Hasta luego ... until then. Mid-Life Cruising!