Getting Ocean Ready

I’ve been ready to leave Vallejo for a month now. This is getting old. But I have vowed not to let myself be beat up any ore than usual. I spent much of last week organizing parts. I thought I had only two types of hose clamps, stainless and non stainless, which I separated lastContinue reading “Getting Ocean Ready”

Chasing Screws

I’ve been ready to leave Vallejo for a couple of weeks. But the winds off the northern California coast are proving to be more persistent than the northerly winds off the Mexican coast last year. There is a blocking high pressure area in the eastern Pacific that just won’t leave. It’s certainly been there almostContinue reading “Chasing Screws”

I’m So Lazy

Since I’ve been back in HCMC, I don’t even do the little I have to do. What do I really have to do? I’d like to get my electronic Dauntless logs up to date. I’ve been stalled in August 2017 for the longest time. I need to re-organize my hard drive on my laptop, soContinue reading “I’m So Lazy”

Work on the Mast

During the last week on Dauntless, getting her ready for the winter without me, tears all around, I realized how sweet it was to work under a roof.  I loved it so much, I changed my project priorities a bit.  I figured it made the most sense to do those things that are difficult toContinue reading “Work on the Mast”

Teamwork

It’s 20:30 hours. I had a glorious day in all aspects. The weather could not have been better, 72°, light breeze. Dauntless is under the roof, no problems with sun or rain. Of the two projects I started out this morning to get done: one’s done and the other two are almost done. But thisContinue reading “Teamwork”

Maretron or Not

For a little, non-electronic boat, I sure love my Maretron data. I have 9 modules: two to communicate with everything else, (USB, IPG) and the N2K Viewer two for the fresh water tanks, (TLM), one solid state compass, (SSC), one GPS, (GPS), one depth sounder with paddle wheel and lastly, (DST), the love of myContinue reading “Maretron or Not”

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.”

Two Types of Boaters

Two More Projects Down; 37 to Go Now, there are two types of boaters. There are those who have few parts, but they are well organized and whenever they need something, they always have just what they need. Best of all, they have very few extra pieces, everything being stored in a few 2-liter containers.Continue reading “Two Types of Boaters”

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”

Plugging Away in Vallejo

Having dedicated these days to the three dozen items on my winter to-do checklist, I hardly have time to write this blog. So, I’ll just have to add this to the list. So, I figured I’d make goal, nice and high,  like 25%. What? You were expecting 110%? I’m not one of those super achieversContinue reading “Plugging Away in Vallejo”