2020 Update on Paravanes and a Few Other Things

First, I’m still alive, though it was a close call. No, it wasn’t Covid-19, but something far worse, boredom. I hate being bored and perversely, the less I do, the less I want to do. Thus, my creative energy that it takes to write these blogs or make YouTube videos seems to have gone intoContinue reading “2020 Update on Paravanes and a Few Other Things”

Hundreds of Males, Too Few Females.

I was looking forward to this project, as I like working on the electrical things and I just wanted to also tidy up the wires and the things I’d done over the last couple of years. I needed to put new female spade connectors on the gauges and switches in the forward head. I also neededContinue reading “Hundreds of Males, Too Few Females.”

Still Plugging Away in Vallejo, But a New Tale of Adventure and Woe on the High Seas

My fresh water replumbing job was 75% done yesterday, today it’s 50% and even that took a couple of hours. Suffice to say that the floor of closet now looks like Charlie Kruger took to it with a chain saw. No pictures, since many who read this are carpenters or at last know how toContinue reading “Still Plugging Away in Vallejo, But a New Tale of Adventure and Woe on the High Seas”

The Shot Across the Bow

Splashed a hundred feet off our bow. Thick black smoke poured from the funnel of the WWII vintage ship as she pushed thru the seas at her full speed of 18 knots. Which was still double the speed this Kadey Krogen could do. In fact, the only time we would ever see even 15 knots,Continue reading “The Shot Across the Bow”

Morocco to the Canaries

Four days on the North Atlantic, 600 nm, four days, 1 hour, 35 minutes, what could go wrong? For one, we found the weak link on this Krogen, it’s me. In my first year of cruising, I would get sea sick maybe a ¼ of the time. Now in my third year, it’s more likeContinue reading “Morocco to the Canaries”

A Two Hour Cruise Took Five

And it was a wild ride! Day 08 St. Helier, Jersey to Port St. Peter, Guernsey Originally, I had planned the route in a most course fashion, just looking at the distance between the islands of Jersey and Guernsey and seeing the number “10” in my mind.  10 nm no problem; two hours. So weContinue reading “A Two Hour Cruise Took Five”

Dauntless Summer Cruise 2015 Days 04 to 07, Trebeurden, Lezardrieux & Jersey

Trebeurden, a nice town, but we had to hike a mile uphill to see it.  Very touristy.  Not really my cup of tea, but especially for Larry and Karla, it’s nice to have a rest on terra firma. After 10 months, I finally got the water maker up and running.  I had needed to replaceContinue reading “Dauntless Summer Cruise 2015 Days 04 to 07, Trebeurden, Lezardrieux & Jersey”

Dauntless Summer Cruise 2015 Day 03 Scilly to France

We got up early to take advantage of the calm winds and little boat traffic.  Dauntless rolled a bit last night on the mooring ball, so I put the paravanes out.  They decreased the roll a bit, certainly dampened it, like shock absorbers on a car, but these particular fish (or birds) are made toContinue reading “Dauntless Summer Cruise 2015 Day 03 Scilly to France”

An Experimenter

Ever wonder why I get into so much trouble or have so many shenanigans? By heart, I’m a scientist.  At a relatively young age, I decided to be a meteorologist.  Even at the University of Washington, when I had the opportunity to meet a lot of kids like me studying to be engineers of someContinue reading “An Experimenter”