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Robert Salnick
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Steaming Lamp/Deck Lamp Guard
Over aboard s/v Cay of Sea , Rick avoids paying the marine tax by fabricating his own guard for his steaming lamp: Okay, I’ll admit that I don’t know exactly what to call this thing, but I know what I want it to do – what I hope it will do, if it is robus...
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Memory Test
Calm first nite of the year, at anchor in Blind Bay Operating any boat requires that you have a good memory.  Just think about all the things and procedures that you have to keep in mind just to get off the dock.  The bigger the boat, the more systems.  Th...
Operating any boat requires that you have a good memory. Just think about all the things and procedures that you have to keep in mind just to get off the dock. The bigger the boat, the more systems. The more systems, the more that needs to be kept in mind. So here's a partial list from Eolian's ...
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New Spreaders For The Mizzen
[Sorry about the re-post of this one. I just opened it to look at something, and Blogger turned it back into a draft. ??!?] This post originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound Rot. It's funny, isn't it - how something like this can prey on your mind ...
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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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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From Curtains to Blinds - A More Streamlined, Private Option
Please welcome new contributor Dana who lives aboard her Challenger 32, s/v NoName - yes, that's right! Her boat has not yet been named, and she has blogged about that great dilemma as well.  But for her first appearance here, Dana deals with replacement o...
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Destination: Center Island, San Juan Islands
In Lopez Sound, tucked into the bight formed by the spit on the south end of Decatur Island, lies Center Island.   Lopez Sound Excerpt from Chart 18429 The island is all privately owned and is large enough to have an airstrip.  Tho there is no public access...
The island is all privately owned and is large enough to have an airstrip. Tho there is no public access to shore, Center Island has one very important attribute for cruisers in the San Juan Islands: it is the eye of the storm. On multiple occasions when the wind was howling out of the west, ...
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Molding A Semi-Circular Fiberglass Conduit
Aboard s/v Pilgrim , Jeff and Anne continue what can only be classed as a keel-up rebuild. Most of what they are doing is not of a scale suitable to be included here (tho I have fudged a couple of times...).  But this piece of work is.  And I did not know ...
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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Keepin' On Keepin' On
Don't have much to say this week - just keepin' on... Gelcoat repairs continue.  Apply new layer, sand it back being careful not to sand thru adjacent gelcoat.  Lather, rinse, repeat. At low tide I dove on the prop to change the zinc, thinking the water wou...
Don't have much to say this week - just keepin' on... Gelcoat repairs continue. Apply new layer, sand it back being careful not to sand thru adjacent gelcoat. Lather, rinse, repeat. At low tide I dove on the prop to change the zinc, thinking the water would be a little warmer. It was.
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This post originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound I recently did a post which talked about establishing what the right amount of glycol in a holding plate solution was.  Well, OK, now that we know what we want to have in there, how do we determine...
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Indoor Projects
Onboard s/v Aletheia Nate & Jenn each take on a project to make life aboard better! Here are pictures of two small boat projects we've completed (or began) since inception. All you need is looking for something to do or feeling a need for success to get ...
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This post originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound Oooo!  Shiny! Our rail-mounted BBQ table (it's really a fish cleaning table, but Fish Do Not Fear Me...) was really showing its age. The plastic had suffered extreme UV degredation -  the surface had...
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Transom Project Complete
Please welcome new contributors Nate & Jenn, newly moved aboard (August, 2014)  their first boat, the 36-foot Allied Princess s/v Aletheia .  Since moving aboard, they have already cruised from Halifax, Nova Scotia down to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla - not bad for ...
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  • University of Washington
    Systems Engineer, present
  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • Alcoa
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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