The AirBuddy was great fun… while it worked. Unfortunately, mine died after about half a dozen dives or so. What happened?
Author: Chuck B
Solo Sail Mexico to Marquesas: One Second of Each Day
36 days crossing the Pacific solo from La Paz, Mexico to Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia—compressed into one second from each day.
Package Held Hostage!
I don’t like to post disparaging content, but in this case it may save a fellow cruiser from grief.
The Swiss Cheese Model 🧀
I recently learned of the “Swiss cheese model” put forth by James T. Reason. The idea is that there’s a number of steps between events and an undesirable outcome… multiple opportunities or defenses to avoid a poor outcome, in other words.
Abandon Ship! ✨23
…practice! We launch a life raft to learn what to expect if we need to abandon ship.
How to Get Worldwide Satellite Wind Observations (ASCAT) via Email
While cruising in Mexico, I have access to forecasts of various weather models through PredictWind and an Iridium GO. I can also obtain NOAA synoptic charts for the region. However, on a couple notable occasions, the forecasts—even when just hours ahead—differed significantly from real conditions.
SV Sparklemuffin 2022 Trailer
New trailer for 2022! Stay tuned for cool adventures coming up. While you’re here, go to my YouTube channel and subscribe to follow along!
Yanmar 3JH2E Heat Exchanger Installation, Step-by-Step with Photos
This is a follow-up to Yanmar 3JH2E Heat Exchanger Removal, Step-by-Step with Photos.
New Crewmate? ✨22
Friends help non-skid the deck, plus a potential new crewmate emerges.
An unexpected twist in the plot raises doubts about the journey.