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Posted on Wed 30 September 2009 in Landlubber life, Living Aboard, Shutting Down Land LIfe

When we bought Deep Playa there was a file box of manuals and receipts which were almost fused together into a single paper brick. Paper and moist environments don’t mix so well. Since then I’ve been making progress on scanning all of those documents and where it makes …

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Let the Refit Begin

Posted on Mon 14 September 2009 in Interior, Pearson 424, Projects, s/v Deep Playa, Systems - Hull, Systems - Rigging, Systems - Sails

I’ve been working on a document describing the refit we plan to do on Deep Playa. I thought it would be good to share it with all of you and see if anyone has feedback but also so others might benefit from seeing what I’m doing.

Here’s …

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Test post from Dawn

Posted on Fri 11 September 2009 in Geek

This is Patrick posting from Dawn’s computer. I’m setting up Windows Live Writer on her laptop so she can write posts as well.

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Labor Day 2009

Posted on Mon 07 September 2009 in Destinations - Puget Sound

Saturday we sailed up to Port Gamble, WA to join up with the D is for Debauchery gang (the neighbors from D-Dock). The sail up was awesome, we sailed downwind under the genoa with 15-20kts of sustained wind and fast currents pushing us over 9kts SOG from time to time …

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And We Made It to the San Juans!

Posted on Mon 10 August 2009 in Crabbing, Destinations - Puget Sound, Destinations - San Juan Islands

Written by Dawn again…

After we finally left the grip of the mainland (Port Townsend) we made our way across the Straits of Juan de Fuca early on a foggy morning.  Once we made our way into the Straits there wasn’t much of an eventful crossing (thank goodness) with …

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And We Fell Off the Proverbial Horse!

Posted on Sun 09 August 2009 in Destinations - Port Townsend, Destinations - Puget Sound, Destinations - San Juan Islands, Insurance, Navigation, s/v Deep Playa

This post was written by Dawn, edited by Patrick

Everyone has heard it before…if you have ever purchased something that moves fast or could potentially be dangerous. You always receive the standard advice from just about everyone, “Just be prepared when [insert bad thing] happens, because it’s not …

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The Lats N Atts Party in Poulsbo, Wa August 2009

Posted on Sun 09 August 2009 in Destinations - Poulsbo, WA, Lats N Atts

We’re back from our trip and this is the first in a series of posts about our trip. Step one drunken pirate debauchery AKA the Latitudes and Attitudes NW party.

Lats ‘N Atts (whose domain is seafaring.com due I’m sure to some from J. Buffet, esq.) is …

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!! Going Sailing !!

Posted on Tue 04 August 2009 in s/v Deep Playa

About 24 hours till we leave for the biggest sailing trip we’ve taken thus far. We’re going to spend the first few days partying at the Latitudes and Attitudes Northwest Party in Poulsbo, WA and then we’re headed to the San Juans for a little more than …

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Friends don’t let friends use Sailblogs

Posted on Tue 04 August 2009 in Geek

There are MANY free blogging services out there (Wordpress, Blogger to name two) that actually ARE blogs, in that they publish the feed of what you put in your blog. SailBlogs does NOT do this unless you pay extra. That is pretty week form a feature perspective and somewhat disingenuous …

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Lots of things accomplished

Posted on Sun 02 August 2009 in Projects

We’re planning to head to Poulsbo next week for the Lats N Atts party and then to the San Juans, all in all it will be about 10 days on the water, but before we could do that I wanted to check a bunch of things off the list …

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