Monthly Archives: April 2009

It’s not just about sailing

If you’ve been following the blog, you already know that owning a boat is not just about sailing. This weekend has been a perfect example. I needed to continue some projects on the boat this weekend, but the weather was … Continue reading

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Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina – Planning

Now that the temperatures are starting to warm up, I’m looking to do a bit of sailing. We kept our last boat up the Neuse River in New Bern, NC. We chose not to put Tahina there for two main … Continue reading

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Rover Gets First Test Dive

We’ve named our new underwater video camera, made by VideoRay, “Rover“. You may have seen the post last week where Rover arrived at the marina and we took him out of the box. This weekend we went back out to … Continue reading

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Tahina 3D Tour in Google Earth

As preparations for the new Tahina Expedition site were underway, one of my plans had been to make a 3D model of Tahina for viewing in Google Earth. Imagine my surprise when one day Gerardo Paz (who does the Spanish … Continue reading

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Mapping Tahina’s Navigation Network

Today I spent a couple of hours trying to map Tahina’s navigation network. I’m doing this in order to determine how best to install the new AIS receiver (it’s a marine transponder system which all ships are required to have). … Continue reading

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Projects Galore

Another status update on the Tahina Expedition. The big accomplishment this week was the announcement of the VideoRay partnership and the arrival of the VideoRay ROV for Tahina. Here is a list of other projects in the works: Web site … Continue reading

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VideoRay Delivers Underwater Robot for Tahina

This Monday, April 13th, was an exciting day for the TahinaExpedition! That’s right, the new micro-ROV robotic underwater video camera was arriving from VideoRay (read about the partnership). Although the news about this device for Tahina may be new to … Continue reading

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Announcing New Partnership with VideoRay

One of the objectives of the Tahina Expedition is to explore the undersea world and marine life. We will of course snorkel and scuba dive and use underwater cameras and video. But, scuba diving involves a lot of work, equipment, … Continue reading

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Custom Spray Dodger for Tahina

Today a custom canvas shop is starting to install a new spray dodger for Tahina. The spray dodger is like a windshield in a car. It provides some protection from the wind, rain, and spray. We’re starting with a two … Continue reading

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Tahina Expedition Open to the Public

Welcome to the Tahina Expedition Blog! Today we are finally opening this new web site to the general public. This blog will document all aspects of our exciting travels as we sail around the world on a five year journey … Continue reading

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