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

  • All
  • Aleutians
  • All
  • Bahamas
  • Bermuda
  • 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
  • Videogames
  • Yacht Transport


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 ...

The Answer to Yesterday’s Riddle

Yesterday, I posted an electricity riddle I’ve been struggling with. Actually, I was 99% certain I knew the answer, but was being told by smart people that I was off base. Between email and postings ...

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 an extreme amount of inverter capacity: 14kw. There aren’t a ...

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 been through both the Fubar and the NAR, where significantly ...

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 to track and pinpoint target vessels. Until now it was ...

Boat Batteries

In my blog entry a few weeks ago I mentioned that I’ve been thinking of swapping to batteries from www.dynobattery.com. This triggered several comments on my blog, most from people thinking I would be crazy ...

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