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A quick note…

I keep trying to sort out a cunning plan for that 30-footer but have been somewhat distracted by the fact that I’ve been distracted by another for sale boat. So distracted in fact that I decided to buy it. Which leave me being that guy with two boats, an endless supply of needful projects, and …

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Stuff to do…

Being that it’s almost “H” season I’ve got a lot of get-the-hell-out-of-Dodge preparations to sort out. Hopefully, things will get a whole lot more sane once I’ve got the boat sorted out. One area of concern is always ground tackle and I’ve been having a lot of thought about changing up the way I anchor …

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Two exercises in simplicity that won’t cost you $5K…

I’ve always liked this windvane self-steering gear… Back in the day it worked very well for a lot of cruisers.  Sure it can be improved by making t more complicated but for a well balanced boat and a sailor who knows what they’re doing it does the job just fine. Pretty much anything you need …

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Avoiding the bigger/more expensive death spiral…

On, “So It Goes” we have  a 400-amp hour battery bank made up of lead acid golf cart batteries with 350-watts of solar panels being the prime charging input. I should also note that I have two 50-watt panels that I have not included as they currently need repair (so much for lifetime warranties) that …

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