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Featured Blog Posts – February 2010 Archive (12)

Tsunami waves likely after 8.8 Chilean earthquake

Tsunami waves are likely to hit Asian, Australian and New Zealand shores within the next 24 hours after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake which struck early Saturday along Chile's coast.



Some Pacific nations in the warning area were heavily damaged by a tsunami last year. On Sept. 29, a tsunami spawned by a magnitude-8.3 earthquake killed 34 people in American Samoa, 183 in Samoa and nine in Tonga. Scientists later said that wave was 46… Continue

Added by Milt on February 27, 2010 at 10:09am — 11 Comments

Teak decks

Hi there folks, We are getting ready to get across to the UK to pick up Freedom, and do her sea trials and check her out and all the work that we have had done. One of the main jobs was to restore her teak decks. They are looking gorgeous. What advice from anybody on how to keep them up to condition, and in particular when we have to leave her in the UK and winter her for 6 months thereabouts? Thanks in advance, hear from you soon. Cheers for now. Susie.

Added by Susie Reynolds on February 25, 2010 at 5:25pm — 5 Comments

Planning and Preparation

February 25th, Shilshole Bay



We have begun to take our trip planning and preparation seriously now. I rode my bike to The Armchair Sailor on Westlake in Seattle and picked up the NOAA Catalog of Charts and Publications #3 – Alaska and the Canadian Nautical Charts and Publications Catalog #2 – West Coast. We need charts of SE Alaska of course, and all the other periodically updated publications relating to navigation. It was… Continue

Added by Orvil Newton on February 25, 2010 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Reality sucks

Yea, it is too bad I don't have any cheese in the house. Well, I do have some hard parmesan but who eats plain parmesan?. Guess I could heat up some spinach and sprinkle some fresh grated parm to enjoy a healthy treat. Unfortunately, I don't have an appetite. Seems like I have some kind of no energy bug that kept me on the couch all day. I couldn't even garner the strength to get dressed for work. Perhaps it is time that my 100% attendance at work ethic meanders down the path of I don't…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on February 23, 2010 at 10:03pm — 2 Comments

New England Boat Show in Boston - and we bought a sailboat in Marblehead



We went down on the w/e to Boston to attend the New England Boat show. Sadly, it's nothing like it used to be, about 1/3 of the size and of course, power boats rule!! It was still nice for us to get to the coast and at least dream of the summer that is to come (there were motorcycles on the street that w/e - brrrh).



We came down tho' mainly to look at some sailboats we'd seen online. We found "the one" in… Continue

Added by Fat Cat Anna ~~~ \\^^// ~~~ on February 23, 2010 at 4:44pm — 4 Comments

Wow,I love my Job!!!

Wow , I Love My JOB



Hey y'all, thought you might get a kick out of this.



I Love My Job





Poor guy!!



This is even funnier when you realize it's real!

The next time you have a bad day at work... think of

this guy.



Rob is a commercial saturation diver for Global

Divers in Louisiana.

He performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling

rigs.



Below is an E-mail he sent to his sister.



She then… Continue

Added by Larry Wilson on February 19, 2010 at 10:55pm — 3 Comments

NAUTICAL SUPERSTITIONS AND FOLKLORE - Feel free to add more!

. A figurehead in the form of a naked woman, perched on the bow, calms the sea and her open eyes will guide it to safety .A naked woman on board was thought to be good luck. (guess they were hoping to get lucky)

This is the reason for naked figureheads. (on Bowsprit)

2. Swallows seen at sea are a good sign, as are dolphins swimming with the ship.

3. Tattoos and piercing are said to ward off evil spirits

for sailors to wear gold hoop earrings was…

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Added by Terri on February 18, 2010 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Trinidad - I don't think so.......

Are you planing to Haul and/or have any kind of work done in Chuagaramas / Trinidad ?

Well, by all means, please feel free to contact me about these lovely place.

I got held back for 6 weeks, overcharged,rip off, Creditcard Fraud, and all for alsolut substandard work.

Quit a few of them actually dangerous.

Made it to Antigua and will spent about a month here to repair the "Repairs" from T&T.

To be fair ,3 Companies where helpfull,on time and fair...

Kiss… Continue

Added by Capt. Christian Koch on February 17, 2010 at 12:27pm — 2 Comments

Adventure; Still Day 1

Fully provisioned, the time had finally come to commence our journey. Now, there are moments in one's life that are undeniably significant and profound; graduating from college; wedding day; the birth of one's children. All well and good if you like that sort of thing. For me, it was the first starting of my diesel engine. Never being certain when one steps aboard a boat if anything is going to work, I was wildly ecstatic when I pressed the ignition and…

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Added by Dan Vitale on February 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

It has been awhile...

I have not been on SeaKnots for many months... I have a nautical season and a landbased season. We are readying Shibumi for launch in March so this is the begining of our first nautical season for 2010. I say the first nautical season of the year because we intend to cruise for merely a month this time, but depart again in November for a four to five month voyage to the Exumas, Eleuthera, and the Abacos. I will try to update our blog with photos as we go.…

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Added by David Royall on February 10, 2010 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Taking the plunge, , ,

Step one, ready to buy as soon as I find what I want:



What I want is an ocean going multihull in the 35 foot range. As an experienced skipper of a Corsair F28, I have an idea of what to expect. Weighing the pros and cons of a tri versus a cat are on my agenda as is comfort versus speed. Typically, I favor speed over comfort but because my next boat needs to take me around the world via the Panama Canal and more temperate climates, being seaworthy and user friendly for single handing… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on February 3, 2010 at 10:19pm — 4 Comments

The Big Adventure: Day 1

The big day had finally come; the day we were to embark on the 200 mile journey to sail my new, (to me) boat to its home port. Evie had never been on a boat before, and I wondered how she would fare. But as we pulled up to the dock I heard a squeal of excitement as she burst from the truck, ran down the dock and leaped onto the boat. I had never seen her so happy, running up and down the decks, doing a little jig on the bow, handling all the stays and halyards and hugging the mast. She even did… Continue

Added by Dan Vitale on February 3, 2010 at 8:25am — 8 Comments

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