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Before and After

Posted on Fri 12 September 2008 in Interior

Ok, more of a During and After, but still... its WAY better now.

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Stern Tattoo Complete

Posted on Wed 10 September 2008 in Projects, s/v Deep Playa

Deep Playa has her stern tattoo completed.


Nancy the sign painter did an awesome job! She's in the back of 48 North, tell her we sent you.

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Replacing the tabbing

Posted on Thu 28 August 2008 in Projects, Systems - Hull

One of the things we knew we had to do going into this was to repair some of the tabbing holding up the shelves in the v-berth and one of the settees in the salon. I was a little nervous having never done this myself, but the reality is that …

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Deep Playa Twitters

Posted on Tue 26 August 2008 in Site Changes

If you'd like to follow along on Twitter, you can check us out here: Twitter / DeepPlaya

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Deep Playa Logo

Posted on Tue 29 July 2008 in s/v Deep Playa

This the mock-up from the artist (same company who did my PeaBoy work) of the final design Dawn and I chose for Deep Playa. Final rev, web site update, re-naming ceremony, T-shirts, hats, etc. all to come in the near or distant future.


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Head and Holding Bag Removed

Posted on Sun 13 July 2008 in s/v Deep Playa, Systems - Composting Toilet, Systems - Plumbing

This weekend Dawn and I proved Deep Playa still goes by driving her over to the pump out to empty the holding bag and rinse out the whole toilet system so we could remove it completely as part of installing our Nature's Head composting toilet. Our neighbor Dan was heckling …

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4th of July 2008 Work Party

Posted on Mon 07 July 2008 in Projects

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Dawn and I worked on Deep Playa over the long weekend and as part of that I took my first trip up the mast as you can see from the mandatory masthead photo. Here's proof I went all the way up to the tippy top.

Last week a contractor was …

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TT Deep Playa

Posted on Thu 19 June 2008 in Systems - Dinghy

imageWe bought a used 2002 Aquapro Sportmaster 860 this week. The baby is almost new condition to my eye. The previous owner is a Boeing Engineer (maybe retired) who only used it one season then stored it in his garage. I know sounds like the classic auto salesman line; a …

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Posted on Tue 17 June 2008 in Systems - Composting Toilet

When you're out of the US Coastal waters (as close as BC, Canada) is it legal to pump your marine toilet directly into the sea. There just aren't pumpouts available in every remote cranny of the earth like there are in Puget Sound. This is kind of like you wouldn't …

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We've lowered the property value on D-Dock

Posted on Tue 17 June 2008 in Destinations - Hudson Point Marina, Destinations - Shilshole Bay Marina, Moorage, s/v Deep Playa

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We made is safe and sound (no pun intended) from Blaine to Ballard this weekend. The first three or four hours of the trip while we crossed the Alden Banks and until the very northern edge of the San Juan Islands we're pretty unpleasant. The seas were very disturbed (i …

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