Monthly Archives: May 2009

AIS Unit Installed and Working!

This project essentially started 6 weeks ago, but today it is finally complete! Back in April we had a new AIS receiver delivered, and soon after determined the installation would be trickier that expected. The AIS receiver enables us to … Continue reading

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Boat Cards

During sailing trips, just as on business trips, its often handy to have a card handy with basic contact information to share with other boaters you meet along the way. This way you can help stay in contact with friends … Continue reading

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Watch Roz Savage Attempt to Row the Pacific

Roz Savage is an adventurer who has already rowed herself across the Atlantic Ocean. She is now about to leave Hawaii to continue her attempt to row across the Pacific Ocean. She became the first person to row from California … Continue reading

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Validation of the Concept

This week I went to California for my annual trek to the O’Reilly Where 2.0 conference. This is a gathering of the world leaders and top tech geeks for anything and everything to do with online mapping and related technologies. … Continue reading

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National Safe Boating Week – May 16-22

In honor of the National Safe Boating Week, I’m going to talk a bit about a few of the safety systems on Tahina. I also suggest boaters should check out the excellent US Coast Guard Boating Safety site which has … Continue reading

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Track from this week’s sail in Google Earth

As mentioned yesterday, we had a wild ride on our sail on Wednesday. I’ve processed the GPS track using GPSVisualizer to colorize the track by our speed. That way you can see the wide variance in speed as we sped … Continue reading

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Rip-roaring Sail

Yesterday I took Tahina out for a sail off the coast of North Carolina near Wrightsville Beach. My Dad came out to see Tahina and get a ride. He hadn’t yet seen the boat, and I told him I needed … Continue reading

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Raymarine E-120 Chartplotter Issue

Back at the end of April, I mentioned removing our Raymarine E-120 multi-function chartplotter instrument to return to manufacturer for a repair. The problem is that the back-lighting has been randomly “flashing” to full brightness and back to dark when … Continue reading

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Filling in Posts on Passage in February

I’m finally getting around to writing posts for final two legs of our trip to Miami in February. I’ve just posted the one for St. Augustine to Charleston, and one for the final leg to Carolina Beach. Each of the … Continue reading

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Backpacking Break

The blog is going slow this week because I left on Monday to head to Arizona for a backpacking trip. Part of preparing to leave for a five year trip is to spend some quality time with some of your … Continue reading

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