The mast finally goes back in, and a surprise project emerges.
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.
I am extremely saddened to report that Garmin has acquired Vesper. This marks the beginning of the end for the Vesper I love.
Here’s where I’m tracking my wish list for PredictWind Offshore.
Sparklemuffin has her mast pulled out for some major work.
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.
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?
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…
Read this before buying or installing the DRS4D-NXT radar! There are two “gotchas” to installing the DRS4D-NXT that aren’t entirely obvious before you get started.
Some people ask: Isn’t sailing an ocean DANGEROUS? To which I respond: Is crossing the street safe? I am more afraid of NOT LIVING than I am of dying.