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DIY Seacock Installation

Posted on Fri 19 November 2010 in Classes and Workshops, Projects, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

I’m in the middle of replacing a gate valve on my boat with a proper seacock and thought I’d share this video from Forespar. It does an excellent job of showing step by step what you need to do.


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Windlass Update

Posted on Fri 12 November 2010 in Fiberglass, Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle

Board to fill the anchor locker door
hole

Saturday morning we’re going back into the yard to have the foredeck fiberglass work completed. I’ve done a lot of the prep work, but I want this structural work to be done by skilled professionals.

When it’s completed the foredeck will be closed off completely, removing the …


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Sailrite LSZ-1 Sewing Machine

Posted on Thu 11 November 2010 in Projects, Tools, Web Stuff

I’m in the market for an LSZ-1 if you’re selling one contact me! I was looking at an older unit on online and contact Matt at Sailrite who sent me this great video about the difference between the version 1 and 2 of their machines. Also, here’s …


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Cruise Cruise Baby

Posted on Thu 11 November 2010 in Oceans, Web Stuff

Check out this awesome video from the Coastal Ocean Observing Center at University of New Hampshire

It’s K-Lassic !

Thanks to Kurt at UNH for the link


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Manning Up In Alaska by Dick Drechsler

Posted on Mon 01 November 2010 in Review

Manning Up In Alaska by Dick Drechsler

This is a great book for cruisers who want to see all the little things you will have to deal with while out sailing. No matter that Dick’s pockets are deeper than a lot of cruisers; you’re still going to have …


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Cruising Information Groups

Posted on Wed 27 October 2010 in Amateur Radio, Geek, Review, Web Stuff

Just wanted to take a second to give a shout out to a bunch of mailing lists I’m on as I think they useful to anyone looking to go cruising some day.

Puget Sound Cruising Club – The PSCC holds monthly local meetings (if North Seattle Community College is local …


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From The Scout Report: The Mariners' Museum

Posted on Fri 15 October 2010 in Web Stuff

I feel like the Scout Report includes this type of stuff just for me, thanks!

The Mariners' Museum\ http://www.marinersmuseum.org/

Started in 1930 by Archer Milton Huntington, The Mariners' Museum has grown\ over the past eight decades to include a host of exhibits on the seafaring\ life, including …


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DIY Wi-Fi System

Posted on Thu 14 October 2010 in Gear, Geek, Systems - Communications

I was reading this post on Panbo about the RogueWave Wi-Fi system which is the same as the Ubiquiti Bullet M2-HP I am using at a much inflated price. Granted I don’t’ have anyone to call for tech support, but for this, it isn’t something I need tech …


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Maretron DSM250 Display Standby Mode Workaround

Posted on Tue 12 October 2010 in Systems - Electronics

After the first night of trying to sleep in the same cabin with the DSM 250 on “low” backlight lead to me turn it off at nights. But this isn’t so good because then the buffer of data is uses to charts graphs is lost.

Turns out you can …


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Evaluating PC Navigational Software

Posted on Thu 07 October 2010 in Buying Guide, Gear, Geek

I’m going to start working on a feature comparison of PC based navigation software packages and could use some input from you on what you want to know. Do you have a favorite feature you think should be in all nav programs? Let me know and I’ll try …


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