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

Adding more wires to the Atlas

I added another wire to the Atlas today (which didn't accomplish anything). I'm starting to get good at all of this wiring stuff. Yesterday I was even using a "toner" to trace a wire, trying to ...

Grounding the Atlas

I spent the day on the boat "tinkering". At Atlas' request I added another ground wire to the system. I'm a software developer, not an electrician. It was my first time to physically run a ...

Fighting the Atlas again

I'm now in Cabo. I was on the boat briefly today, to see if I could get shore power going. I couldn't. I did write to Atlas, but I don't expect a response until after ...

Heading back to Cabo

I'm now on a plane headed to Cabo, to rejoin the boat. Merry Christmas everyone! In honor of Christmas, here's a picture of Cabo for those of you who haven't been there.Below is an email ...

Marry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! We're still in Seattle, where it feels much more Christmasy than Cabo. We go back to Cabo Christmas morning. This morning I signed up for the "Seven Seas Cruising Association". I don't ...


Eric and Christi Grab, who are circumnavigating now in their Nordhavn 43 sent out an email Christmas card. I couldn't resist posting this excerpt from their card, which talks a bit about their past year. ...

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