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Featured Blog Posts – August 2010 Archive (8)

Grenada

We arrived in Grenada 2 weeks ago and have been busy tracking down and fixing our gremlins. To date we have ordered our new jib, and finally have the freezer working again. Nutmeg icecream all round! One of the first things we look for on arrival...Grenada is the only place you will find nutmeg icecream, fantastic! We are presently on the lookout for some engine parts, a never ending battle no matter what island you are on. Sad to say Grenada is following suit with many of the other islands…

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Added by Val on August 28, 2010 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

The hull, OMG! THE HULL!

The day came when the Marina staff strapped her in and up she went, gracefully emerging from the water for the first time in at least 10 years.

We expected the 3 inches of sea life on the hull, so as they scraped the hull free of most of that we felt pretty good.about what we were seeing at that moment. Once the Sailboat was in the yard and began to dry a bit we were able to see more and more little blisters showing up, but they looked small so after a few weeks of drying out Captain John… Continue

Added by Lady Orca on August 19, 2010 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Jealousy - knowing how to rid it is easy . . .

Jealousy, that eenie, meanie, green monster that invades my soul at the sight of certain individuals, consumes way too much energy. As a practicing counselor for 30 years I know that jealousy is simply an emotional response to my own insecurity. It is my belief that I am not good enough coupled with the delusion that someone else is better than me. Simple solutions are to ignore those I am jealous of, reinforce my own knowledge and skill, or just hold my head up high and pretend to be…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 16, 2010 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

A Summer Evening in Cap Sante

by the First Mate



Anacortes, Cap Sante Marina



We had originally planned to head from Friday Harbor directly to Port Townsend

but upon reaching Cattle Pass we once again found it enshrouded in fog

and decided to turn around and make for Anacortes instead.



We spent our afternoon wandering the shops and pubs and visited my favorite

store, Marine Supply and Hardware Company is said to be the oldest

marine chandlery on the West Coast (202 Commercial… Continue

Added by Orvil Newton on August 14, 2010 at 11:10am — No Comments

Led's

I have just finished changing all my lighting over to LED's, it was definitely a trial and error effort but here are the advantages:

1. my Amp hours has been reduced (with all lights, cabin heads, galley nav, anchor light etc on) from 44 amp hours to 6

2. my average amp hours has been reduced from 18 to 2,5, (this would be at anchor with the salon lights on)

3. my anchor light uses 1.2 amp hours versus 8

4. my solar panel (a 75 watt 3,5 amp) takes will trickle…

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Added by Ron Manicom on August 12, 2010 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

In the beginning, you learn how too work the jib, right?

When Captain John and I began our sailing ambitions in 2005 we purchased a sweet 27 ft Watkins to hone our skills on the Indian and Banana Rivers around our area. It was a quaint boat with all the essentials and in decent shape so, after much studying, Capt. John and I embark on our first day trip out on the water. We managed fine getting out of the Marina, and motored out just far enough to get the sails up. Well, all went as planned and we proceeded to play with the sails and catch the wind a… Continue

Added by Lady Orca on August 10, 2010 at 10:08am — 4 Comments

2012 Information

If in 2012 you choose to endure the forthcoming tidal waves and hurricanes at sea, you absolutely need to have an unsinkable boat at your disposal. But the boat shouldn't only 'not sink', it should not capsize either. Consulting…

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Added by Capt. John on August 3, 2010 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Music on SeaKnots

Unfortunately, our service provider has changed their data storage plans forcing us to remove music from our network.We are disappointed to lose a feature like that and hope to find a way to add it back on in the future.
Apologies to those whose profiles have…
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Added by SeaKnots on August 1, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

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