Month: November 2008

How much inverter capacity do I have?

Here’s a puzzle for those of you who are electrically minded. Others will want to ignore today’s entry and wait for tomorrows blog. My boat has

One down, three to go

Darn.... One of the four boats traveling with us to Japan just dropped out (The Stabberts on Starr). We're disappointed, but not surprised. I have

Pirates and AIS

I noticed this posting on a message board today: Arild said: "...On Nov 26 a report from IMO indicated that pirates may be using AIS

Boat Batteries

In my blog entry a few weeks ago I mentioned that I’ve been thinking of swapping to batteries from This triggered several comments on

Sans Souci update

Greetings all! It has been months since I have sent out an update on Sans Souci. I have been posting blog entries almost daily, but

Live Piracy Map

This was just posted on the Passagemaking Under Power list, and is interesting enough I wanted to immediately repost it here.It's a map that shows

A new weather site

We've been at our home in Cabo since Friday, which is only relevant because it indirectly explains why I don't have an update for today. We

Answering Email

I received an email yesterday which I thought I would answer here. My comments are preceded by *** -Ken W----------- Ken, I didn't want to post these questions

A wild day at sea

David Sidbury, owner of the second Nordhavn 68, just sent me an email about a cruise he took yesterday. I'm reposting it here, which is hopefully

Pacific Marine Expo

A busy day! I began the morning on Sans Souci meeting with Perry Anderson, of, a company that makes ultrasonic flow sensors. He wanted to

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