November 29, 2018

San Fran to San Miguel

By: Kate Holmes

November 28, 2018

“Look up!”

Everyones eyes were stretched up towards the underside of the Golden Gate Bridge.  A perfect icon to be passing under as we prepared to open sails and let Sunpiper fly south.  Suddenly there was a short qu...

September 7, 2018

Words Of The Crew  

By: Ethan Milne

Yo, my name is Ethan Milne. And this is my story aboard Sunpiper. -Quadra Island to San Francisco. FEATURING: Eve, Haven, Sylvain, Leo and Sunpiper. I had graduated a month before I embarked on this trip, gotten into a relationshi...

May 18, 2017

Sunpiper came out of the water and had lots of work got done on her hull. Sunpiper’s manicure started with a power wash, and a total clean out of the inside. Each of her 14 thru hulls and valves, that allow salt water to come in and out of the boat, were removed. A str...

March 14, 2017

Alright! Today after a week of gale winds, we got the masts back on board. After installing new conduits, and inspecting the rig, we are up and running once more! Thanks to the ever knowledgeable Lee at the crane's control, and the trusty Aaron on deck, it was painless...

February 23, 2017

Here is some more crawling in the guts of Sunpiper! Over the last few weeks I've installed new StainlessSteel water tanks, plumbed them to a new water system, re wired bilges and pumps, and also made some new access traps in the floor. These traps will allow for more s...

February 6, 2017

Sunpiper is twice as old as I am. She's been places, she's seen things! I started by removing the old floor, removing old wires, taking out rotten wood, the list goes on! In this clip I take out all of the old plywood walls and cupboards from the Aft-Cabin. Enjoy!

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