December 12, 2005
Ganache - Interior Tour

The interior of Ganache consists of a large main salon, with a starboard side galley inset next to the companionway. The main salon settees may also be used as sea berths. Teak moldings on the salon table and underneath the ports may be used as handholds, supplementing the overhead grab rails. Ample storage exists in […]

September 1, 2003
VI 360 - Boats

Various vessels spotted on our circumnavigation of Vancouver Island.

September 1, 2003
VI 360 - Flora & Fauna

Nature's bounty on our circumnavigation of Vancouver Island.

September 1, 2003
VI 360 - People

People with whom we shared our circumnavigation of Vancouver Island.

September 1, 2003
VI 360 - Sights

Galleries of the sights we saw during our circumnavigation of Vancouver Island.

August 20, 2003
Ganache Lexan Port Replacement

In August 2003, we had gotten fed up with not being able to see out of our side and rear ports. The existing Lexan had become so cloudy over the course of the boat's 18 year life that it was almost impossible to see through. Light would come in, but that was about it. We […]

September 8, 2002
Ganache - Teak Deck Seam Replacement

In summer 2002, we began the major project of recaulking all the seams of the teak deck. Actually, we started with a small test case in fall 2001, the seams around our key planks. These were badly cracked and needed immediate attention. In spring, we started again with a small piece, which was the deck […]

September 30, 2001
California Move

In May 2001, we moved from Vancouver, BC to the Bay Area in California. Click on any of the animated gifs below to restart the animations. We decided to truck the boat down, since May is not the best time to do the West Coast run.  We sailed across the border to Blaine, WA and […]

July 3, 2001
Ganache - AquaDrive Replacement

When we originally bought the boat, one of the items identified during the survey as needing repair was our AquaDrive bulkhead. The AquaDrive is a thrust-bearing device for the propeller shaft that is also tolerant of engine to shaft misalignments. It's commonly found on commercial vessels and larger powerboats. We believe it was installed on […]

November 20, 2000
Ganache's New Faucets

The faucets that originally came with the boat were likely fairly standard marine faucets in the mid-eighties. However, we felt that the ergonomics could be improved somewhat. In the forward head, the faucet on the sink had a single tap and separate knobs for hot and cold water. It was functional but aesthetically a little […]

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