There are two questions that science has not yet been–and may not ever be–able to answer.
Yesterday I finally received my McMurdo Smartfind G8 AIS EPIRB, which I’ve been waiting for for a year and a half! (It took a long time to get required regulatory approvals.) Continue Reading →
Recently the outlet pipe of the lone 24 year old bilge pump aboard Sparklemuffin broke completely off. Better at the dock than halfway to Hawaii, eh? ‘Cuz “if anything is gonna Continue Reading →
When I wanted to change my boat’s name, I could not find a simple set of instructions online. The USCG instructions weren’t 100% clear either. So here’s what I did Continue Reading →
Change Primary Filter These instructions are appropriate for the Parker Racor 500 series primary filter system as installed on my vessel. The details may differ for your situation, but the Continue Reading →
What follows is a description of the system I use for mast climbing, recorded here for my own reference. Any equipment, system and technique you choose to use is your Continue Reading →
A friend of mine who’s looking at boats just asked for my thoughts on the pros and cons of a full keel vs. a fin keel. Here’s what I responded: Continue Reading →
SV Sparklemuffin gets even sparklier with LED strip lights! Every once in a while I like to balance boat work with a fun project that’s purely for my own enjoyment. Continue Reading →