Here is a link to a short video sailing Skiron in SF Bay mid summer 2019. Those of you familiar with sailing in the San Francisco Bay would recognize the atmosphere and would likely predict that it was August. The music is by Sharon Van Etten.
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Towards the end of the summer 2019 I noticed that the caulking between some of the teak slats on Skiron was starting to deteriorate. Push came to shove when I began to notice that black goo was not only getting on my clothes but also on the clothes of those who were joining me onContinue reading “Refurbishing Teak”
Cleaning cockpit gelcoat
Sailboats have it rough. In this part of the country they’re in the water 365 days a year. They ride and fall with the tidal changes. Rock in the waves. Heel in the wind. Bake in the sun. Are rained upon. Become moistened by fog laden with atmospheric pollutants. They’re doused with saltwater on aContinue reading “Cleaning cockpit gelcoat”
If sailboats could talk…
I am either the fifth or sixth owner of my sailing vessel Skiron. She has has several prior names having been christened Lindisfarne for most of her time in the water. My friends Annika Koch and Bjorn Christensson of Sweden owned Lindisfarne and have blogged extensively regarding their journeys, adventures, upgrades and more during aContinue reading “If sailboats could talk…”
Welcome to Sailing Skiron. Skiron, the name of my sailboat, is taken from the Greek name of the Northwest wind. This is the predominant wind off the coast of Northern California. Skiron is a Forgus 37. The 37 stands for 37 feet in length. It was crafted in Sweden by the company Forgus. It isContinue reading “Sailing Skiron”