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Lots of things accomplished

Posted on Sun 02 August 2009 in Projects

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

Posted on Sun 02 August 2009 in Systems - Dinghy

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.

Router work outboard
bracket I was able to …

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Marshall Island Navigation Techniques

Posted on Wed 22 July 2009 in Geek, Navigation

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!

Posted on Tue 21 July 2009 in Electrolysis, Geek, Systems - Electrical

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'

Posted on Fri 17 July 2009 in Fishing

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

Posted on Thu 09 July 2009 in Systems - Composting Toilet

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

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Posted on Wed 08 July 2009 in Systems - Dinghy

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

Posted on Wed 08 July 2009 in Interior, Projects, Systems - Composting Toilet


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 ?

Posted on Wed 08 July 2009 in Destinations - Shilshole Bay Marina, Living Aboard, Moorage

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

Posted on Wed 24 June 2009 in Geek

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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