A cruising couple and their two pups explore the world by boat

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  • Bahamas
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  • Building a Boat
  • Canada
  • Commissioning
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • El Salvador
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • France
  • Greece
  • GSSR
  • Horta
  • Japan
  • Mechanical Problems
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Nordhavn
  • Nordhavn Atlantic Rally
  • Off season maintenance
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Pixie
  • Provisioning
  • Roche Harbor
  • Spain
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Propping my boat up

David Sidbury, owner of the second N68, has been updating me on some research he has been doing.  Both David and I are interested in extending the range of the N68. I haven’t really put ...

The fun of cruising internationally

My project for the next month is to do the trip planning for our trip to Japan. I met with another cruiser, a couple weeks ago, who spent several months in Japan. He said that ...

To wing, or not to wing…

I received the estimate for swapping my chillers today (from Cruisair to Technicold). The cost was somewhat painful, but less than I had expected. I green-lighted the change. The new chillers are infinitely simpler. There are two chillers, each ...

Winter Projects

I spent the day working on tying down the work that will be done on my boat this winter. It’s a fairly long list, but I expect it is the last list of this magnitude ...

Seeing in the dark

Here's an email I received earlier today: Ken,   Scott Bulger suggested that I contact you. I am considering a number of electronic upgrades, one of which is noted above and Scott indicated that you ...


I noticed a comment on yesterday’s blog entry that just says “Why was this boat made so complicated?” That seemed a good topic for today’s blog entry. First, I should remind people. When posting comments, PLEASE give ...

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Credits     |     Video produced by: Rock Steady Media     |     Teletype photo: Arnold Reinhold     |     PDP-11 photo: Trammell Hudson