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Trying to wrap things up

Posted on Mon 19 September 2011 in Fuel, Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

We're still in Charleston. Still trying to get all systems back online. The main part of the project removing the engine and putting in a new fuel tank are completed. Friday we along with Kyle from Tarheel Aluminum Fabrication lowered the engine back through the companion and set it on …

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In the Yard

Posted on Thu 08 September 2011 in Systems - Engine

This morning we motored over to the yard docks so we could start working on removing the engine so they can pull it tomorrow, pull the old tank, make us a new one and then we can put it all back together.

Dawn and I spent the day removing hoses …

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Dawn’s First Offshore Passage

Posted on Wed 31 August 2011 in Living Aboard

I decided to write a blog post about the things that people don’t really tell you about sailing offshore cruising. I am going to talk about the nitty gritty of my personal experience of my first offshore overnight sail aboard Deep Playa. In addition, I will discuss some interesting …

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55 Hours

Posted on Tue 30 August 2011 in Destinations

<Dawn and I both wrote this post>

After staying in Neah Bay for a few days we were itching to start heading south. Neah Bay isn’t the most hospitable of towns to stay for more than a few days. We were originally going to leave Neah Bay and head …

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Still not done

Posted on Fri 19 August 2011 in Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Electronics

When we were still on the dock at Shilshole we'd get asked all the time "when you going to be done?" And I'd always say, "never!" Well, in that spirit you should know that we're not done yet!

Today I worked on adding six new switches to control some functions …

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Port Angeles City Pier

Posted on Thu 18 August 2011 in Uncategorized


We are relaxing at City Pier in Port Angeles working on projects and waiting Yi go to Neah Bay. No Internet on the dock and still working out ssb/ham kinks so use the AIS tracking link we sent over twitter yesterday for following along info. Http://twitter.com/deepplaya …

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New Found Metals, Port Townsend, WA

Posted on Tue 16 August 2011 in Buying Guide, Pearson 424

We spent today hanging around Port Townsend and waiting to meet up New Found Metals (NFM) to get a new gasket for one of our portholes.

Richard (the owner) was gracious enough to come down to the boat and meet us personally to help replace one of the gaskets which …

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Leaving J Dock, Shilshole Bay Marina

Posted on Tue 16 August 2011 in Uncategorized


We left behind our step and some words of encouragement for those who asked how could we do this, the “inscription” reads:

The first step is the hardest to take

s/v Deep Playa 2011

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Port Townsend

Posted on Mon 15 August 2011 in Uncategorized


We love this town!

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And we're off!!

Posted on Sun 14 August 2011 in Destinations - Shilshole Bay Marina

This post is the last from J31 at Shilshole Bay Marina. Next stop TBD!

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