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Cruising Information Groups

Posted on Wed 27 October 2010 in Amateur Radio, Geek, Review, Web Stuff

Just wanted to take a second to give a shout out to a bunch of mailing lists I’m on as I think they useful to anyone looking to go cruising some day.

Puget Sound Cruising Club – The PSCC holds monthly local meetings (if North Seattle Community College is local …

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From The Scout Report: The Mariners' Museum

Posted on Fri 15 October 2010 in Web Stuff

I feel like the Scout Report includes this type of stuff just for me, thanks!

The Mariners' Museum\ http://www.marinersmuseum.org/

Started in 1930 by Archer Milton Huntington, The Mariners' Museum has grown\ over the past eight decades to include a host of exhibits on the seafaring\ life, including …

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DIY Wi-Fi System

Posted on Thu 14 October 2010 in Gear, Geek, Systems - Communications

I was reading this post on Panbo about the RogueWave Wi-Fi system which is the same as the Ubiquiti Bullet M2-HP I am using at a much inflated price. Granted I don’t’ have anyone to call for tech support, but for this, it isn’t something I need tech …

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Chain Locker and updates

Posted on Sat 25 September 2010 in Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle


I spent a few hours grinding out the chain locker to remove the old loose gelcoat (maybe it’s paint?) and to get to clean fiberglass where the floor of the locker will be installed. It was a messy job. Most of it done while kneeling in the v-berth and …

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Windvane Comparison

Posted on Fri 24 September 2010 in Systems - Rigging

Here’s a brief comparison of different windvanes I did including prices

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Windlass Project is ramping up

Posted on Fri 24 September 2010 in Fiberglass, Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle, Systems - Hull

Preparing to make a huge

DSC_8889This week I got a quote on the work to create a proper chain locker. That estimate was higher than I thought it was going to be so I’ve started to do some of the prep and demolition work myself.

Pictured on the left you can see that I …

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Liferaft Comparison

Posted on Fri 17 September 2010 in Review, Systems - Safety

I’m starting to do some long-term research on liferafts and part one of that process for me is to survey what’s out there and what the features are. My basic criteria to even make it into my list are:

  • 4 Person
  • Offshore
  • Valise packed

My checkmark of features …

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Making a windlass plan of attack – Step one: Pontificate

Posted on Wed 18 August 2010 in Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle

I have and plan on reusing the Lofrans Progress that came with my boat. The motor is the same large one that comes with the Tigres.

You may remember that my windlass was originally mounted so far aft that the hawse pipe went through the v-berth and into the decommissioned …

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And We Made It to the San Juans!

Posted on Mon 10 August 2009 in Crabbing, Destinations - Puget Sound, Destinations - San Juan Islands

Written by Dawn again…

After we finally left the grip of the mainland (Port Townsend) we made our way across the Straits of Juan de Fuca early on a foggy morning.  Once we made our way into the Straits there wasn’t much of an eventful crossing (thank goodness) with …

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Inaugural Dinghy Run

Posted on Sat 09 May 2009 in Systems - Dinghy

Dawn and I got the Yamaha F8 mounted to the Aquapro 860 today and I’m thinking it might be too bigheavy for the 860. When the dinghy is empty, it really site bow-up out of the water. When I’m in the dinghy it doesn’t seem top bad …

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