…are no doubt part of the game when it comes to offshore sailing. The offshore passage to Cape Cod from Nova Scotia had a system failure that took us both[…]Read more
Category: Boat Projects
17 Miles for a Bolt
This breaking bolts on an engine that’s 30 years old is getting nerve-wracking. How many more will break – and is it because this particular Yanmar is the ONE model[…]Read more
Sailing away from the City of Sin in the final week of May gave us our first clue as to the complex shape of our learning curve. We were later[…]Read more
Sailing, that’s what we’re doing! Without touching the wheel! She was driving herself, but she was sluggish. We both knew this boat could perform better but it just wasn’t happening.[…]Read more
We showed up at 0630 on day three and dove into the project like a couple of giddy school kids. In our recap of the mast project the night before[…]Read more
Oh that 555!!!
…oh yeah, that infernal combustion engine.
…fixed that shit! Put her all back together and sailed to 3’rd beach!Read more
When sailing is the only option
All dressed up in the beautiful new Seatiger 555, James and I were raring to go and the weather looked like it might cooperate. Spring forecasts and all, but there[…]Read more
Oh yeah, the 555!
So we got this incredible machine, the Seatiger 555 windless, from Bacon in Annapolis and…it’s totally awesome and all…but the fact is our boat wasn’t built to accommodate this device.[…]Read more
Integrating the wind mast with the PET
We’d ordered the mounting kit for our new Rutland 1200 wind generator thinking that we’d use only parts of it. Because of the way the solar panels fit, though, the[…]Read more