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RADAR Options Greatly Simplified

I think I should have be reincarnated as a search engine; I love to look things up. And in that vein I’ve ben doing all kinds of research on RADARs and PC Navigation Software packages and as a slight backup plan by looking into Chartplotters. That was a really …

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Thinking about AIS Integration

I’m starting to get back into the electronics projects one of which is the AIS solution.

What is AIS you ask?

Non Sailor Elevator Pitch: AIS is a radio based system that large vessels use to transmit information within their local area about who they are, where they are …

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Don Casey Sailboat Electronics Simplified

+-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------+ | I refer to Don Casey’s Sailboat | | | Electronics Simplified, every | | | time I have a pair of wire | | | cutters or crimpers in my hand. | | | It’s an awesome reference guide. | | | I have a copy on the boat, one at | | | home and now you can have one on | | | your Kindle, Phone, or …

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First Sail in Forever !

We left <<The Yard>> and went back in the water on Saturday, back to the slip to tank up with water and then headed out with s/v Palarran to Blake Island. On the trip over there was no wind so we motored and despite a minor engine issue on …

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Relocate, Rebuild and Rebed the Mainsheet winch

New winch
layoutBacking
plates

In it’s original, more outboard location, a handle in the mainsheet winch could only be rotated about 1/2 way round because it hit the dodger. to grind in the sheet you had to saw back and forth on the handle. I like to get up on the winch …

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Chain Locker Bulkhead Design and Material Issues

Preparing to make a huge
mess

I’m hemming and hawing a bit on the chain locker bulkhead. I need to make a removable panel that keeps the chain and water out of the v-berth. There probably won’t ever be any substantial amount of water in the chain locker, just the normal mess from brining …

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Wishing for digital updates?

Are you wishing for better photos and more amazing updates when we go sailing? Well I added a couple of things to our Amazon Wish List that you might want to check out. I’m not really begging you to buy them for us, more of just a way for …

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Dreaming of far away places getting closer

If you’re dreaming of going to far away places it can be fun to learn about them while you’re still at home. Radio Australia has an excellent daily show called Pacific Beat which covers the news of the island of the S. Pacific which available online and as …

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Awesome retro “sailor” dress

This is an awesome dress… I think Dawn needs one.  ;-)

\ [aisling grace photographed by doralba picerno]

More pics and other awesomeness at Limb Clothing

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Replacing gate valve with proper seacock

Gate valve

On the left is a shot of the original thru-hull for my shower sump. It has a bronze thru hull with a gate (common household hose bib) type valve. It is situated above the waterline unless you’re on a port tack then it’s well underwater. I don’t …

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