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Lots of things accomplished

We’re planning to head to Poulsbo next week for the Lats N Atts party and then to the San Juans, all in all it will be about 10 days on the water, but before we could do that I wanted to check a bunch of things off the list …

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New Outboard Bracket

This is a project I’ve been slowly working on, but needed to be completed before out big trip to the San Juans. Out boat came with a fiberglass and starboard outboard bracket that was fine for smaller motors but not our four stroke Yamaha F8.

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bracket I was able to …

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Marshall Island Navigation Techniques

Great talk from Ignite Seattle by Ken Beegle has some great overview of Polynesian navigation techniques. The talk is really has a deeper meaning, but he does a good job in his allotted 5 minutes covering the stick charts.

Ignite talks are timed 5 minute min-lectures, the slides are pre-programmed …

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Dive! Dive! Dive!

OK, we’re not in a submarine about to be imploded by a depth charge, we just need to have new zincs put on our prop shaft. Phil checked and verified we had no zincs remaining and then cleaned the shaft while snorkeling over the 4th of July weekend. He …

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We're Goin' Fishin'

I've done a little fly fishing on the Wylie's stocked pond when I'd visit my grandparents in Charlotte, NC when I was like 10 and you'd think I'd be a fishing expert since there's a fly fishing named after me and all, but sadly that is not the case. But …

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More Composting Toilet Pictures

There are a lot more photos of the composting toilet project in Flickr tagged as Systems: Composting Toilet.

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Outboard

We bought an Aquapro Sportsmaster 860 used off of craigslist last summer and we wanted to add an outboard. I thought buying an outboard would be a pretty straight forward thing to do, we had some specific criteria:

  1. 4-Stroke – I don’t want to have to carry 2-stroke oil, deal …
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Installing the Composting Head

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When we bought the boat it had a normal pumping toilet which went to a Y valve for pumping into a a smallish holding bag or through a macerator pump and out to sea. This was an OK setup for blue water sailing and Coastal Sailing in Canada where pump …

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Zip Car coming to Shilshole ?

I don’t know but I’m trying to make it happen!

If you’re not familiar with Zip Car they’re a car rental service focused on people who have fewer or no cars but occasionally need a car. I think the Shilshole Bay Marina is a great candidate …

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Physics of Sailing Video

Just watched a pretty decent physics of sailing video which would be great for kids or novice sailorsvisitors to watch. It was produced by KQED and you can watch the video on their site.

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