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Robert Salnick
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Lives in Seattle, WA
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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 ...
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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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 ...
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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Chartplotter Support
Aboard s/v Suppose , Walt has constructed a very clever swinging mount for his chart plotter: As we upgrade and outfit SV Suppose for cruising, we have tried to keep things as simple and bulletproof as possible. In particular, we want to minimize the num...
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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BBQ Table Rebuild
This post originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound If you're on a modern boat (and maybe even if you're not...), your running rigging is probably double braid line.  And the chances are excellent that that each length of that double braid has an eye ...
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New Spreaders For The Mizzen
Rot. It's funny, isn't it - how something like this can prey on your mind - kind of subconsciously, but still gnawing away just below the surface.  Just like the rot - slow  but relentless. Yes, I've known about the rot in our mizzen spreaders for a while n...
It's funny, isn't it - how something like this can prey on your mind - kind of subconsciously, but still gnawing away just below the surface. Just like the rot - slow but relentless. Yes, I've known about the rot in our mizzen spreaders for a while now. And I have been intending to deal with it ...
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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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Out Damned Spot!
This is a mash-up of posts which originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound On Eolian 's decks hundreds of black spots have been slowly appearing, and have been doing so ever since we repainted the decks.  They don't grow fast, but they do grow.  Nothi...
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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Westerbeke 44B Glow Plug Replacement
We sailors like to pretend that we are not power boaters.  But almost all of us are.  And when that motor doesn't do what it is supposed to do, we are filled with anxiety.  Nate and Natalie living aboard s/v Astraea got to the bottom of their engine difficu...
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Jeff and Anne have been doing a complete rebuild of s/v Pilgrim , a project which is way too large to qualify as a "small" boat project. Nevertheless, I thought you'd be interested in seeing how they created a water tite plumbing conduit under their icebox...
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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Cable Neatenization
This post originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound Is that a word?  I don't think so, but I'm using it anyway. When last we spoke about the mutiny of our Radar Officer , I had gotten the new radar working in the cockpit. But the cables, tho strung t...
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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  • 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