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I’d like to spend more time in these cold winter months on the boat. That means figuring out some heating. I found this post on five different heating options. Number five seemed like the best option: head South.

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Sunrise at the Cathedral

When I got engaged my father-in-law to be took it upon himself to introduce me his favorite pastime. He bought me a pair of boots, threw a pack on my back, then drove a group of us into the Olympics for a multi-night adventure over mountain passes and into valleys where the black bears and […]

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To enhance my geek cred I helped my good friend Dan get an old Dockey Kong table up and running. I think there’s more soldering in the future.

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Sailing

First Sail of the Year

We had our first sail of 2018 last week. I did some maintenance to the main and headsail and still had to slide the battens in before hoisting the main halyard. Winds were pretty light from the north. We were doing four knots in the water upwind and peaked just under five heading down. A […]

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Scoping out overnight destinations for the boat.

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Worn

This cam cleat has given up holding the main sheet.

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Sailing

Sail Maintenance

Nirvana’s sails have seen better days. Today I pulled down the headsail so I could patch up the sailcover. I think it’s seen just a little too much UV and the threads were starting to go. I did what I could with the household Singer but couldn’t get everything finished before I broke all the […]

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Ebay is still useful. I have a hand-me-down Sony Alpha that has a busted battery door. It finally stopped holding the battery in all together. I was able to find a replacement part for $39. Installed and as good as new.

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Brothers, a Tale of Two Sons

We played Brothers as a family over the past few evenings. I don’t think I’ve ever been moved by a video game like this. It’s quite brilliant. You play two characters simultaneously during the game. Two brothers on a journey to find a way to heal their sick father. The controls take a little getting […]

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Sailing

So I’m buying the second half of my boat now. Here’s to owning a whole boat! Now all of the things that need to be fixed are my complete responsibility.