Being on a small boat, I’m always on the lookout for ways to save space.
Author: Chuck B
Yanmar 3JH2E Heat Exchanger Removal, Step-by-Step with Photos
Hopefully you never find yourself in a position where you need to replace your heat exchanger (like I did!). But if you do, firstly, I’m sorry! And secondly, hopefully this article will help ease your pain.
Mast In! ✨20
The mast finally goes back in, and a surprise project emerges.
Reflections on My First 2,000 Nautical Miles
As I bob at anchor here in Cabo San Lucas, I look back on the journey from San Francisco. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way.
Goodbye, Vesper 😢
I am extremely saddened to report that Garmin has acquired Vesper. This marks the beginning of the end for the Vesper I love.
PredictWind Offshore Wish List
Here’s where I’m tracking my wish list for PredictWind Offshore.
Mast Out! ✨19
Sparklemuffin has her mast pulled out for some major work.
Re-Sealing ABI Portlight Glass
Disassembly was straightforward. Some heat and scrapers were used to help coax the pieces apart. It appears the original sealant may have been a polysulfide.
How to Get NOAA Buoy Data via FTPMail
As my departure date draws near, one thing I was thinking I’d miss without internet is NOAA/NDBC buoy data. Over the years, data from these buoys have been instrumental in my weather- and condition-related decision-making processes. They offer near-real-time information about actual wind and sea state. How useful is that?
Cabo Rico 34 Holding Tank Removal
Since the installation of the AirHead composting toilet, the holding tank and all its associated “sanitary” plumbing are no longer needed. What is always needed on a small sailboat, though, is…