Monthly Archives: March 2009

Boat Time

I went down to the boat for the past three days to do some basic maintenance, make some measurements for future purchases, go sailing, and get a couple of projects initiated on the boat. Karen decided to stay home and … Continue reading

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Status Update – March 27

This week has been a hodgepodge of different projects. Here’s the first of what will probably be a regular set of status updates in the coming months as we prepare for our final departure. This update will be organized based … Continue reading

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Departure Date Update

I just realized that I haven’t updated the blog to reflect our current departure plans. The original departure plan for a long time had been to leave after hurricane season in 2009 (October/November). However, when we bought Tahina in August … Continue reading

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Captain’s License

Believe it or not, in the US, you are not required to have a captain’s license to drive a boat. And, if you are traveling to foreign ports as a US citizen you are still not required to have one. … Continue reading

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Tahina in the Right Place at the Right Time

This weekend I discovered an amazing coincidence in our planned route for next year for Tahina! It all started with a post by Stefan Geens at Ogle Earth about his plan to move to Shanghai this year – in part … Continue reading

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Housework, Housework, Housework

For the past 8 days we’ve been “homeless”. Or, maybe the more accurate term is “displaced people”. Back in February we initiated a number of projects to fix up our house in preparation for putting it on the market. Since … Continue reading

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Navigation Software/Hardware Issue

Just before we headed down to Miami, I completed the goal of upgrading the Raymarine RayTech Navigation Software (RNS) to the latest version 6.1 – released in December. The new software had many enhancements and stability improvements. The upgrade required … Continue reading

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