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We Quit Our Jobs and We’re Going CRUISING!!

Posted on Tue 02 August 2011 in s/v Deep Playa

The blog has purposefully been very quiet about our exact plans because we had yet to quit our jobs. Dawn quit her job the first week of July. This week I let my work know and can openly say this will be my last week at work!

The obvious next …

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Testing EMail to Blog to Twitter

Posted on Tue 02 August 2011 in Uncategorized

A few days ago I got the Postie plugin for Wordpress working and tonight I'm testing that the WP to Twitter plugin is working as well. Normally I use Windows Live Writer to author my blog posts and when I publish to the blog, there is a Live Writer plugin …

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Posting from Email is now working

Posted on Sat 30 July 2011 in Uncategorized

I've been working on this for months, and moved hosting companies to one which had the right base images and policies to let me run Wordpress as I wanted with the plugins I wanted. Happy to be on http://www.bluehost.com/ thus far things look pretty good.

One thing …

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Posted on Fri 29 July 2011 in articles

Here’s a sampling from our Flickr Collection [flickr-gallery]

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Posted on Thu 28 July 2011 in articles

Dawn – Admiral Peaboy AKA Patrick – Captain One Crazy Pea Why Deep Playa ? Dawn and Peaboy have a combined 14 years of Burning Man participation. At Burning Man there is an area beyond the city, beyond the man referred to as deep playa. This area is unplanned and uncharted and ends …

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Maretron DST100 Installed

Posted on Mon 25 July 2011 in Maretron, NMEA 2000, Systems - Electronics

Maretron DST800 Transducer and fairing

When we purchased the boat we had a non-working knot meter and a single function transducer with a display located only on an internal bulkhead in the aft cabin. The new gorgeously installed Maretron DST100 instrument will measure Depth, Speed and Temperature.

I just have to get a cable to …

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Securing the Bilge Pumps

Posted on Mon 25 July 2011 in Systems - Plumbing

“They” say you should ensure your bilge pumps are secured so they can’t flip over, stop working, etc. Deep Playa has two electric and a manual bilge pump non of which were secured. I added an automatic switch to one of the electric pumps and secured the float switch …

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Headliner is almost complete

Posted on Sun 24 July 2011 in Interior


Pulling the headliner was one of the first things we did after we bought the boat and this weekend we completed installing the new one!!

The process was pretty simple, trace the old 1/8” plywood and vinyl covered panels onto new 3mm (or 4mm when 3mm can’t be …

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Hauled Out

Posted on Tue 19 July 2011 in Uncategorized

We’ve been on the hard the past couple of days to do some projects that are safer done ashore than in the water. Mostly we were removing the old transducer and installing a new NMEA 2000 one, but in a new location as well. There are some other above …

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Very Busy Getting People Married

Posted on Fri 15 July 2011 in Destinations - San Juan Islands, Systems - Engine, Systems - Sails

Sorry for such infrequent updates, but we’ve been busy getting all of our friend married -- wedding #3 in as many weeks is Saturday -- as well working on boat projects.

Wedding #1, over the 4th of July weekend, was in Cle Elum. Lars and Jenny we’re absolutely beautiful and …

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