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Strictly Sail Pacific

Posted on Thu 16 April 2009 in Boat Shows

Dawn and I are headed down to Oaklands for the Strictly Sail Pacific show this weekend. It partially just to get away and partially to get stuff done. Although as usual when you plan to leave rainy Seattle its going to be beautiful in Seattle during that same window. Oh …


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SSCA Site Upgrade

Posted on Thu 26 March 2009 in Geek, Seven Seas Cruising Association

If you have not noticed check out the SSCA Forums which I recently helped them upgrade to phpBB3. The new version has a much nicer look and a few must have features including email subscriptions to forums. I’m awaiting a more enhanced version of the email subscriptions and RSS …


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So much to learn…. so many tools to buy…

Posted on Tue 17 March 2009 in Boat Shows, Classes and Workshops, Destinations - San Francisco, Seattle Maritime Academy

One of the things about making this decision to go cruising is all the cool stuff you get to learn.

Tonight was the last of our Marine Diesel class at the Seattle Maritime Academy. The class was 11 weeks long (roughly) and was about 1/2 rambling lecture and 1 …


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Flu Impacts Productivity

Posted on Fri 06 March 2009 in Projects, Systems - Composting Toilet, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

Two weeks ago I took off work on Friday to work on a bunch of projects one of which included using epoxy and I wanted to take advantage of the warmer weather and have an extra day to get things done. That Friday went pretty well and I worked on …


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New Puget Sound Links Page

Posted on Tue 17 February 2009 in Destinations - Puget Sound, Site Changes

I added a new page to the site, which is basically a cut and paste from one of old sites (the three generations of the site old). It has has some useful links but the thing I usually like to check out is the West Point weather information. I can …


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My new theme song

Posted on Thu 12 February 2009 in s/v Deep Playa

From SNL… I think this sums up my life these days :-)


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Update on our schooling

Posted on Tue 10 February 2009 in Classes and Workshops, Seattle Maritime Academy

I mentioned before that Dawn and I are taking a Marine Diesel Class and I’m taking a Marine Electrical class at Seattle Maritime Academy. Well there’s only one more day of the electrical class left and we’re about halfway through the diesel class.

The Electrical class has …


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Installation Weekend

Posted on Tue 10 February 2009 in Interior, Pearson 424, Projects, s/v Deep Playa, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Entertainment

This past weekend was a good one in terms of getting things. It started out with a personal economic stimulus package when we dropped some coin at Fisheries for supplies. Mostly I stocked up on spare filters, electrical wiring components and 100’ of wire I’ll use when I put …


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Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance & Operation For Boaters- 7306 CSS 122 3D

Posted on Wed 07 January 2009 in Classes and Workshops, Seattle Maritime Academy, Systems - Engine

That is the title of the class Dawn and I started on Tuesday at the Seattle Maritime Academy which is a department of Seattle Central Community College. We got there at 6pm as the website said, the instructor seemed to be there milling around rummaging through things in the front …


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Toilet Installed

Posted on Wed 10 December 2008 in Interior, Projects, Systems - Composting Toilet, Systems - Plumbing

Here's the new composting toilet bolted down to the new tile floor. Looking very spiffy !!

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