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Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show

Posted on Sat 18 April 2009 in Boat Shows

Whew that was a long day of walking around and talking about boat toys. The show is all outside with some individual booths open to what is a public walkway (no way to enforce tickets) and most of the booths in larger tents. The tents themselves were very mustymoldy smelling …

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SSCA Site Upgrade

Posted on Thu 26 March 2009 in Geek, Seven Seas Cruising Association

If you have not noticed check out the SSCA Forums which I recently helped them upgrade to phpBB3. The new version has a much nicer look and a few must have features including email subscriptions to forums. I’m awaiting a more enhanced version of the email subscriptions and RSS …

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So much to learn…. so many tools to buy…

Posted on Tue 17 March 2009 in Boat Shows, Classes and Workshops, Destinations - San Francisco, Seattle Maritime Academy

One of the things about making this decision to go cruising is all the cool stuff you get to learn.

Tonight was the last of our Marine Diesel class at the Seattle Maritime Academy. The class was 11 weeks long (roughly) and was about 1/2 rambling lecture and 1 …

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Flu Impacts Productivity

Posted on Fri 06 March 2009 in Projects, Systems - Composting Toilet, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

Two weeks ago I took off work on Friday to work on a bunch of projects one of which included using epoxy and I wanted to take advantage of the warmer weather and have an extra day to get things done. That Friday went pretty well and I worked on …

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My new theme song

Posted on Thu 12 February 2009 in s/v Deep Playa

From SNL… I think this sums up my life these days :-)

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Installation Weekend

Posted on Tue 10 February 2009 in Interior, Pearson 424, Projects, s/v Deep Playa, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Entertainment

This past weekend was a good one in terms of getting things. It started out with a personal economic stimulus package when we dropped some coin at Fisheries for supplies. Mostly I stocked up on spare filters, electrical wiring components and 100’ of wire I’ll use when I put …

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Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance & Operation For Boaters- 7306 CSS 122 3D

Posted on Wed 07 January 2009 in Classes and Workshops, Seattle Maritime Academy, Systems - Engine

That is the title of the class Dawn and I started on Tuesday at the Seattle Maritime Academy which is a department of Seattle Central Community College. We got there at 6pm as the website said, the instructor seemed to be there milling around rummaging through things in the front …

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Plumbing - Check it Off

Posted on Sat 06 December 2008 in Projects, Systems - Plumbing

As I told my neighbor at the Marina, “We can check something off the list… and add 12 more things to it!” The plumbing project is now complete!!

We started this project because were unhappy with the quality of the water which had a but of a smell to it …

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Golden Gardens Drive to Re-Open in a Month

Posted on Thu 13 November 2008 in Destinations - Shilshole Bay Marina

According to the SDOT and MyBallard we’re about a month away from being able to make that straight shot from Shilshole up to 85th Ave NW. That will make my frequent runs to Home Depot so much easier and I love to ride the scoot up that windy hill …

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Page Updates

Posted on Tue 11 November 2008 in Pearson 424, Projects, Site Changes

There are a lot of additions and a  major reorganization to the Pearson Upgrades page. I spent a few hours on this last night. This is one of the pages I keep going back to when I want to figure out how to attack a project on Deep Playa. Its …

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