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Mike Upchurch
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Sailor, cyclist, family man and VW geek
Sailor, cyclist, family man and VW geek

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Ferdinand Vanagon Center console
Center Console Project
Center Console Project
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Master upgrade
Last Fall, I tallied up my sea time as a Mate and realized that I had enough to apply for an upgrade to Master.  In addition to that, I was eligible to upgrade my license from 3rd Mate, to 2nd Mate.  I looked into it and then found out that if I'm applying ...
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Ferdinand front-end rebuild
Front End Rebuild
Front End Rebuild
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Stolen Bike Journey
So, here’s the story of my bike from what I know… 2012 The frame after powder coating When I closed down the bike shop in 2012, I sold off my other bikes and had my friend Robert Ives, from Blue Collar Bikes, build me a custom single-speed cyclocross bike t...
Stolen Bike Journey
Stolen Bike Journey
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Subaru Conversion: Day 1
Subaru Conversion: Day 1
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Back in the Bay
It's my 4th hitch with Sause and I'm back on the Cochise and bouncing around between docks here in SF Bay.  My hitch started out with a flight to Coos Bay via Seattle and Portland, and I crewed up on the Klihyam for a few days and we took the new cargo barg...
Back in the Bay
Back in the Bay
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Tandem Lumber South
After a nice refreshing 44 days off, I got dispatched up to Portland to the tug Chinook that was doing the lumber run from Rainier down to Long Beach.  I checked onboard Thursday afternoon and we got underway Saturday to head down the Columbia and grab our ...
Tandem Lumber South
Tandem Lumber South
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Sitting in a bus-stop waiting area, waiting for my wife to pick me up here in Richmond outside the Chevron refinery.  I just stepped off the boat after a hitch of about 37 days. This was my first trip with Sause Bros. towing and I felt that it went quite sm...
Back To Sea With Me
Back To Sea With Me
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