Monthly Archives: January 2009

Upcoming Miami Trip

During the past week I’ve been spending a lot of time planning for our trip to Miami to attend the Miami Boat Show.  We’re taking Tahina down there for several reasons.  One reason is that our boat builder (St. Francis) … Continue reading

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New Ocean Floor Imagery in Google Earth

This weekend Google released new imagery of the ocean floor in Google Earth.  It has higher resolution, and more accurate, representations of the underlying terrain.  The ocean floor is colored to reflect the terrain features of the sub-sea surface. The … Continue reading

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Day Sail St. Marys – 10-January 2009

On Saturday, I invited my brother and his family to come down to the boat for a sail.  The weather turned out near perfect.  We had light winds in the morning, but it was expected to pick up to the … Continue reading

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Dinghy loading/unloading and break-in runs

Got up early to prepare for some runs with out new dinghy “Coconut“.  The dinghy is a 12-foot Apex Inflatable with hard bottom with a 25 hp Yamaha outboard motor. The first project was to drill the hole to pass … Continue reading

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Drove down to Tahina

Karen needed to stay home, but I decided to go down to Georgia and visit Tahina.  I had some specific goals for this weekend: Get the new dinghy in the water and begin the break-in process for the new Yamaha … Continue reading

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