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Rose Point Navigation Coastal Explorer

Posted on Mon 10 May 2010 in Classes and Workshops, Geek, Navigation

Last week I went to a talk on Rose Point Navigation Coastal Explorer (CE) which was hosted by Armchair Sailor here in Seattle, WA. The crowd was about 60 strong and there were a handful of folks in the under 50 crew.

The talk was lead by Jeff Hummel who …

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Chainplate Installation

Posted on Mon 10 May 2010 in Projects, Systems - Rigging

 This is our chainplate. There are many like it, but this one is

“This is our chainplate. There are many like it, but this one is ours.”

Dawn worked on the chainplates this weekend and here’s proof of progress. For our friends and family who don’t have boats, the chainplates bolt to the boat below decks and are the mechanical connection …

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Coastal Explorer Class Tonight

Posted on Tue 04 May 2010 in Navigation

Headed to the Coastal Explorer Class hosted by Armchair Sailor. I'll have more later, maybe live updates if there's wifi there.

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Tool Swap This Weekend - 24 April

Posted on Fri 23 April 2010 in Classes and Workshops, Gear, Geek

This weekend at the SCCC Wood Construction Center is the Tool Swap. I’ve never been to this, but I figured some of you locally here in Seattle might want to know about. I got a flyer at Crosscut Hardwoods and I noticed one hanging in Stoneway Hardware as well …

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Running Rigging – How much line do you need?

Posted on Mon 19 April 2010 in Projects, Systems - Rigging

I just spent a good amount time tonight going over my spreadsheet for the running rigging. This sheet includes every line on the boat both ones I need to replace immediately before the masts go back up (topping lifts, running back, etc) and lines that I can wait to do …

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Mounting the Maretron WSO100 Weather Station

Posted on Sun 18 April 2010 in Maretron, NMEA 2000, Projects, Systems - Electronics


A while back I started doing some research about how to mount the Maretron WSO100 weather station to the masthead. The yard had recommended I use a piece of flatbar and I went as far as ordering a piece and roughing it out, but that approach really bothered me. First …

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Fisheries Supply Launches their new site

Posted on Tue 13 April 2010 in Destinations - Puget Sound, Gear, Geek

It’s been a long time coming but the new site is up and looking gorgeous. I’ll let you know if it’s bug free in a few days. ;-)


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Proof of progress on mast wiring

Posted on Mon 12 April 2010 in Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Rigging

Before – just a bunch of holes and messenger lines for pulling wires.



Notice the tangs for the main loweres, spreaders and the new foredecksteaming light. That wire sticking out is the feedline for the new spreader lights.


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A little progress always feels good

Posted on Mon 12 April 2010 in Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Galley, Systems - Rigging

This weekend the weather was nice and we actually made some progress.

Boat side, Dawn check off some good items:

  • Starboard water tank scrubbed, by hand, through those 4”-6” access ports. No she is not available to help on your boat !
  • Finished painting the hull areas under the chainplates …

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2010 Latitude 48 Fisheries Swap Meet

Posted on Fri 09 April 2010 in Gear

We're not going to make the swap meet tomorrow. I'm feeling too overwhelmed with project work. If you are interested in any of the items I was planning to sell. Contact me through the blog.

  • Large Teak salon table (from a Pearson 424) - \$250
  • 6 5x12 Beckson Plastic portlights - \$40 …

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