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AIS is worth it !

Posted on Mon 11 July 2011 in Gear, Navigation, Systems - Electronics

This has been our first time out with AIS on the boat and I must say it is absolutely worth it. Being able to see exactly where that tug is headed and it’s speed is very useful. Even more useful is when you want to cutoff the shipping traffic …

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Dinghy Gasoline Fuel Filter: Blame it on the E-E-E-Ethanol

Posted on Mon 13 June 2011 in Fuel, Systems - Dinghy


That is not a new layered drink I’m perfecting. It is a picture of what my newly installed inline fuel filter for the dinghy outboard caught on it’s inaugural run.

Last winter we were bad outboard owners and did not winterize the outboard, nor did we dump the …

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Our First Weather Fax

Posted on Fri 10 June 2011 in Systems - Communications, Systems - Electronics, Weather

I’ve started devoted a little bit of time each night to playing around with our ICOM M710 SSB Radio. We’re sitting in the middle of a marina surrounded by aluminum masts so I assume reception or transmission is going to be greatly impaired. Thus far I’m focusing …

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Posted on Wed 08 June 2011 in Geek

is location working?

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Chainplates : Before and After

Posted on Tue 31 May 2011 in Projects, Systems - Rigging

Here’s a series of shots of polishing and installing our chainplates. We polished them by hand starting by cleaning them with water and a scouring pad, then sanding them with progressively higher grained papers. The first go was with 100 grit and we ended up at 1200 grit. Mounting …

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Marking the rode

Posted on Fri 27 May 2011 in Systems - Ground Tackle

When we got to Poulsbo last weekend, we were using the ground tackle for the first time we weren’t sure we were going to be able to decipher the marking system we’d done months before. We actually had no clue what we done. However, once the chain started …

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Viking Fest Poulsbo, WA

Posted on Wed 25 May 2011 in Destinations - Poulsbo, WA

imageCrappy Pacific Northwest weather and constant work on the boat have kept us from taking the boat out, but this passed weekend Dawn and I took the boat out for out first trip since December. We organized a veritable flotilla of boats for a Poulsbo raft-up and viewing of the …

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Palarran Time Warp to Poulsbo

Posted on Wed 25 May 2011 in Destinations - Poulsbo, WA

Cappy Bone and Tawn from s/v Palarran have another great video!

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First Trip of the Year

Posted on Fri 20 May 2011 in Destinations - Poulsbo, WA, Living Aboard

I’m writing you from the comfort of the nav station while securely anchored in LIberty Bay just off the shore of Poulsbo, WA. What a great night of sailing and seeing all of our hard work actually working! We took a little detour into Port Madison (hey where’s …

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Spectra Capehorn Extreme Mounting Location

Posted on Wed 18 May 2011 in Systems - Plumbing, Systems - Watermaker

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Capehorn Spectra Extreme Mounting Location"]Capehorn Spectra Extreme Mounting

Last night after about 2.5 hours in the sewer I finished mounting the Spectra Capehorn Extreme membrane and clark pump unit. The unit is mounted on a piece of 3/4" marine grade plywood with 1 …

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