Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday, September 5, 2021

YouTube Channel Sailing Uma: 50 Year Old Boat - Interior Tour of their Customizations

 An inspiring transformation story - this couple bought their 50 year old boat for just $3K


John Post YouTube Channel: Repairing a Thru-Hull with Boat in the Water

 As demonstrated by Ethan

It Begins


(Image by Andrew Martin from Pixabay)

Spent Saturday clearing out some stuff from the boat lockers - carted 5 big garbage bags off to the dumpster.

It was a marvelous feeling of making some small progress - shaking off the inertia of being heads-down working on a client project for the last 15 months.

By the end of the year, I want to have found a place to stow all of the gear on the boat - and be ready to start doing some shakedown cruises out to the local islands, down the coast to San Diego, and up the coast to Monterey.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

New "Navigation Resources" list entry -

 I received an email today from Ryan Blundell, Founder at - who very kindly informed me of an issue with another link. 

His web site has excellent resources for tides:

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Mal's Song

A song that has a special appeal to a man with his own sailing ship...

"After the Earth was used up, we found a new solar system, and hundreds of new Earths were terraformed and colonized. The central planets formed the Alliance and decided all the planets had to join under their rule. There was some disagreement on that point. After the war, many of the Independents who had fought and lost drifted to the edges of the system, far from Alliance control. Out here, people struggle to get by with the most basic technologies. A ship would bring you work. A gun would help you keep it. A captain's goal was simple: Find a crew. Find a job. Keep flying."