After my third annual attempt to switch to Dvorak it has finally “stuck”. By “stuck” I mean I’m stuck in Dvorak because I’ve screwed up my Qwerty so bad that I can’t switch back and be productive. At this point I think it’s mostly a geek status thing since there’s no hard evidence there’s any […]

Horological Adventures

I am obsessed with mechanical watches and I blame Apple. I would have happily walked around watchless for the rest of my life had my interest not been piqued. Funny enough, I have no interest in Apple’s horological offerings. Great Grandpa’s Ball Pocket Watch Ball Watch Co. didn’t make any watches but instead devised a […]

Mainsail Tear

On the last sail I saw a tear in the leech of the mainsail I hadn’t noticed before. It follows the top edge of one of the batten pockets. It looks like this batten pocket has been ripped and sewn back on. There was a temporary piece of nylon tape holding it together. I ordered some […]

Sailing Reading Material

I hope to be taking some multi-day cruising adventures so I’ve been diving into books. Plain Sailing by Dallas Murphy If you’ve already had your first sail in a dinghy this book has been great in going past “the basics” when it comes to sail trim and points of sail. I really enjoyed Plain Sailing and it […]

Achieving Nirvana

My name is now on the title of a Clark Boat’s San Juan 7.7 Bermuda rigged fractional sloop named Nirvana. As a proud boat owner I now get to fix all the broken things on it. Maybe I’ll even sail it! I hope this is the beginning of some grand adventures in the Salish Sea.