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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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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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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.

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Salamander Hunter

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This is how the morning is going. I feel the same way, computer.

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Nausicaä is the greatest hero of all time. Better than any Jedi or Marvel mensch. Don’t @ me.