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Robert Salnick
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Crowd-Sourced Bathymetry Is A Reality!
I've written about this before here , and here .  But now... It is a reality! Today, NOAA announced the end of testing phase in the development of a new crowdsourced bathymetry database !
Crowd-Sourced Bathymetry Is A Reality!
Crowd-Sourced Bathymetry Is A Reality!
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Finally.
Blind Bay peace It's later than many years, but we are, finally, off the dock.  I am typing this at anchor in Blind Bay, one of our favorite anchorages.  It is another wonderful, sunny, quiet day here.  In order to get here tho, this list had to be accompli...
Finally.
Finally.
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Fresh Homemade Pasta
You like pasta? Well, you'll like fresh homemade pasta even more. Is it hard?  NO! Marcato Atlas pasta machine You will need a pasta machine - if you're on a boat, a hand cranked one is ideal. Then all you need is flour, water, eggs, and salt. Makes approxi...
Fresh Homemade Pasta
Fresh Homemade Pasta
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Ricotta, Again.
Milk is one of those strange products...  apparently they really, REALLY want you to buy it in gallon jugs.  Oh, they'll sell it to you in 1/2 gallon jugs, but for only a few cents less than the gallon jug. So, being the frugal person that I am, I always bu...
Ricotta, Again.
Ricotta, Again.
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Easter Egg Hunt
Perkins 4-236 Expansion Tank Eolian has a diesel engine, a Perkins 4-236.   Because this is a marine installation, there is no radiator (instead there is a heat exchanger), and therefore no expansion space in the radiator.  For the marine installation, Perk...
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt
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The Hidden, Never-resting Enemy
If your boat has an inboard engine, chances are that it has a shaft log - you know, that place where the prop shaft exists the hull.  This cannot be a mechanically rigid seal because it needs to accommodate movement of the engine on its mounts, and movement...
The Hidden, Never-resting Enemy
The Hidden, Never-resting Enemy
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Yup, It Works!
Recently I was working with some West System epoxy (this was on a car project, not a boat project, but no matter). Nobody who has worked with epoxy has ever, ever come out of the project with clean hands.  Come on, admit it.  Your hands were sticky when you...
Yup, It Works!
Yup, It Works!
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More Propeller Thoughts
Some time back I did a mind dump of some thinking about boat propellers.  And one of the comments on that post hit a nerve - one that I have been thinking about for years. Tip vortices.  What are these?  They are the spiraling water that slips off the ends ...
More Propeller Thoughts
More Propeller Thoughts
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AIS - Should you have it?
AIS - Automatic Identification System - is a system whereby ships (boats, yachts) broadcast information about their location, speed, course, and much more on marine VHF channel 87 and 88 as digital data.  (Tune your VHF there if you want to hear what digita...
AIS - Should you have it?
AIS - Should you have it?
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What A Simple Answer!
Aroma Diffuser Why didn't I think of this before? It lasts nearly forever and works beautifully!  Just be careful not to use a lot of diffuser sticks - a boat is a small place, and too much evaporating surface area will make the fragrence overpowering inste...
What A Simple Answer!
What A Simple Answer!
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