Slowly, But Surely, Things Are Getting Done

But does it have to be so slow! I’ve noticed, not for the first time, I may add, that I never start and finish anything in a direct line. Project A starts, but at some point, I’ll start Project B and maybe even C, while A limps along. Why, I wondered? It certainly seems inefficientContinue reading “Slowly, But Surely, Things Are Getting Done”

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”

Always Forward

As 2017 comes to a close, I find myself thinking about its beginning. Lying in bed on the morning of the first day of the new year, 1 January 2017, I luxuriated in being on a motionless bed. I thought about the last month. It was only a month ago, that I was waiting forContinue reading “Always Forward”

Chased by the Coast Guard

We knew it would end badly; we only hoped they would have mercy on us. We did our best to stay out of trouble, but when your time is up, it’s up. Now, as we rewind the events of the last few days, it’s clear we never had a chance. It all started innocently enough. Continue reading “Chased by the Coast Guard”

An Uneventful Trip

(The below was written last week, while underway, midway between St. Vincent in the Grenadines and Bonaire) It’s about time! Anyone who looks at a weather map can see that the passage from the eastern Caribbean to the Dutch Antilles is pretty much the same conditions as the Atlantic from the Caries to the Caribbean.Continue reading “An Uneventful Trip”

Dauntless Crosses the North Atlantic – The Post Mortem

The crux of a successful ocean passage Providence Rhode Island to Castletownbere, Ireland: 3624 nm, 6523 km.; 638 running hours Average speed 5.7 knots 1013 gallons of fuel consumed Average = 1.59 gal/hr. Average 3.6 nm/gal= 1.7 km/liter Cost of fuel $4000 Cost per nm = $1.1/nm Stuff that broke: Four Stories and lessons LearnedContinue reading “Dauntless Crosses the North Atlantic – The Post Mortem”