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Horatio Marteleira
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The Stoical Sailor
Rain, strong wind and dark skies for weeks. What's a man gonna do? To cheer up, I purchased an online book called “ A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy .”  I was told this was the third time this boat has sunk. An impressive track record....
The Stoical Sailor
The Stoical Sailor
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Sailing in the Algarve, One More Time!
In Culatra on the kayak, taken with my cheap Rollei action cam. In the early morning of July 22, I untied the lines and sailed south solo. I sailed - using the sails - most of the way, in real sloppy seas most of the time. On the way, I anchored in Cascais,...
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Almost Ready to Sail South Soon
The "Before and After" photo shoot About 1 year ago, I had a minor accident in Nazaré during a haulout. The stern pulpit and stern boarding ladder got an ugly bruising. I straightened the pulpit as best as I could using the main halyard and winch, brute for...
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Pump Mechanic - Episode 2
In my last post , I said I could now disassemble and assemble a foot pump in a flash. I was wrong. I should have said that "I can now destroy a pump pretty damn fast!" In case you didn't read my last post (and I don't blame you because it's really boring), ...
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Water Foot Pump Parts
How many parts does a water foot pump have? Way too many. Plus, I forgot to take pictures during the disassembly process and got confused about how the four valves are set up. Staring at the pump's schematic drawing in Nigel Calder's boat maintenance book o...
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Bare Aluminum Mast
If you're bored reading yet another post about my mast-climbing heroics, just imagine how I feel. I'm the one doing the climbing, grunting and scraping! Funny thing is I like it. Everybody is asking (telling) me, "Why don't you take the mast down, lay it on...
Bare Aluminum Mast
Bare Aluminum Mast
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The quest for the ideal performance pocket cruiser has begun.
Performance Pocket Cruiser 1 - Etap 26i
Performance Pocket Cruiser 1 - Etap 26i
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Day 1 of a new dream.
Owning a Sailboat that Makes you Happy
Owning a Sailboat that Makes you Happy
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Bad Weather, Bad Film, Wet Feet, Good Times
"Red Alert: waves potentially 12 to 14 m high and strong winds. Potential disaster when peak wave heights coincide with high tide at 18:00 h," said the national weather forecast. Windguru showed waves of 8.5 m from 293º. Go figure. I arrived at the marina a...
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Filming Life Afloat and Other Idiosyncrasies
Purely out of boredom, I made three New Year's resolutions, and I'm glad I did: Exercise arduously on a regular basis, rather than off and on. (I'm sticking to it.) Spend more time on the boat. (I'm starting to do it.) Buy only what I need. (I bought a Roll...
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