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Robert Salnick
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A positive outcome and new skills!
Mike and Rebecca, living aboard s/v Zero to Cruising ... No wait!  ZTC is for sale! And Mike and Rebecca now live and cruise on s/v Frost , an Amel 53!  Well, because it is a new boat for them, there will inevitably be new projects.  Here is one - replacing...
Life aboard is living large, in a small space. Every boat owner has found ways to make life in that small space easier, more comfortable, more convenient. The idea behind this site is to provide a place where these ideas can be shared amongst the boating community. To participate, send your ...
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Fabricating a DIY ANL Fuse Block
Jeff and Anne continue with their thorough refit of s/v Pilgrim .  Here they tackle the fusing of the primary wires in the 12V electrical system.  And they do it right.  Jeff made this as two separate posts, I have collapsed them into one here. Pilgrim’s pr...
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Fender Washers--Basically Useless?
Drew has been at it again...  Here he is testing fender washers as might be used instead of proper backing plates for items thru-bolted on deck.  Drew made two posts ; I have included both of them here.  In the process or researching an article on backing p...
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Peace On Earth
Peace on Earth. And on the docks.  Please. Novembers and Decembers are normally stormy months here in the PNW, but this year has taken it to extremes.  We have been blasted by one major storm after another since the beginning of November.  We are all gettin...
Peace on Earth. And on the docks. Please. Novembers and Decembers are normally stormy months here in the PNW, but this year has taken it to extremes. We have been blasted by one major storm after another since the beginning of November. We are all getting weary of the wind and rain - I am pretty ...
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No, It's Not That Simple
The tide comes in, the tide goes out. The current flows in, the current flows out. That's it, right? Well, no, actually. First a little orientation for those of you not familiar with the area - this image shows the upper left-hand part of Washington State...
First a little orientation for those of you not familiar with the area - this image shows the upper left-hand part of Washington State. The important features to note are: The Strait of Juan de Fuca - the large strait connecting the Pacific Ocean to the entire Salish Sea; Puget Sound - the body ...
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Salvage? Or...
All of us here in Puget Sound are aware that we've had some pretty tremendous wind storms lately, especially those of us who went days without power.  But the boaters among us are even more aware.  Whether your boat was tied to a dock, moored on a buoy, or ...
All of us here in Puget Sound are aware that we've had some pretty tremendous wind storms lately, especially those of us who went days without power. But the boaters among us are even more aware. Whether your boat was tied to a dock, moored on a buoy, or (Heaven forbid) at anchor during these ...
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Pledge Drive
I wonder if you have noticed that the posts on this site have gone from two a week, to one a week.  This is partly because of the time of year - for much of the northern hemisphere fitting out has just gotten under way.  But I suspect that it is also becaus...
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Bimini Renewal
This post originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound as a series of three posts ; they have been collapsed into a single, longer post here. One of the things about owning a boat for a long period of time (or ageing in general, for that matter...) is t...
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Kite Mount for GoPro
Livia and Carol, living and cruising aboard s/v Estrellita 5.10b have been kiting their way thru paradise. But how do you proove that to others? You need a kite mount for your GoPro camera... There are many ways to strap a GoPro on when kiting. You can mo...
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Replacing the Leaking Quarterberth Port
Jeff and Anne continue their refit of s/v Pilgrim . Today we follow along with them as they replace a leaking port. This is a two-part post, condensed into one. While sanding in the engine compartment, a passing a rain shower alerted me to how badly the o...
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I Hate Yellowjackets
This post originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound You're at a quiet anchorage in late summer. There is a slight breeze - just enough to keep you comfortably cool. Then you get out some food or drinks in the cockpit, or begin to bait a crab trap....
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when I was a teen I fed my cat and hurried to bus stop. smell of cat food made me a target for five bites. hate yellow jackets
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Laundry
If you're cruising or maybe just off the dock for weeks on end, laundry becomes an issue.  TC & Kelly aboard s/v Wind Strider share with us their method for producing clean clothes while away from shore: In my-not-so-humble opinion, laundromats suck.   Mari...
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  • University of Washington
    Systems Engineer, present
  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • Alcoa
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Introduction
After 25+ years working in the primary metals industry (high temperatures, molten metal, explosives), and 15 years doing unix-y things for the University of Washington, I am at last retired.

And after living alternatively in the boondocks and in big cities, we now split our time between our sailboat and our log cabin.

Life is good.
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Currently
Seattle, WA
Previously
Barrington, IL - St. Louis, MO - Chewelah, WA - West Lafayette, IN - Spokane, WA - Pittsburgh, PA