Waiting on the Apple Tablet announcement!

Posted by – January 26, 2010

Eggroll training via Maria of s/v Eggroll. We made 100 eggrolls tonight. Delicious!

Posted by – September 14, 2009

Transducers for sale

Posted by – September 10, 2009

Airmar Triducer Multisensor with Valve. Model B44V.

Bronze Thru-Hull Transducer SI-TEX 120/40.

Both are new and have never been used. $150 each. Post a comment if you are interested.

Moving on a sailboat. Stuff for sale.

Posted by – June 30, 2009

Books for sale. Can ship for a few extra bucks.

Posted by – June 30, 2009

Van Gogh by Frank Milner (Hardback) $3
Munch by David Loshak (Hardback) $3
MySQL and JSP Web Applications – Data Driven Programming Using Tomcat and MySQL by James Turner (Paperback) $3
There’s Treasure Everywhere – A Calvin and Hobbes Collection by Bill Watterson (Paperback) $5
Star Wars Encyclopedia by Stephen J. Sansweet (Hardback) $20
Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Cookbook by Robert C. Atkins (Paperback) $2
Miniature Reef Aquarium In Your Home by Dr. C.W. Emmens (Hardback) $3
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown (Paperback) $1
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice (Paperback) $1
A Wedding In December by Anita Shreve (Hardback) $3
Jewel by Bret Lott (Paperback) $2
The Soul’s Palette by Cathy A. Malchiodi (Paperback) $2
Exit To Eden by Anne Rice (Paperback) $1
Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich (Hardback) $3
Dog Problems by Carol Lea Benjamin (Paperback) $2
Ya-Yas In Bloom by Rebecca Wells (Hardback) $3
Lasher by Anne Rice (Hardback) $3
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (Paperback) $2
The Afterlife Connection by Dr. Jane Greer (Paperback) $2
Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey (Hardback) $3
Rising To The Occasion by Edith Hazard and Wallace Pinfold (Hardback) $3
Linux In A Nutshell by Ellen Siever, Stephen Spainhour, Stephen Figgins and Jessica Hekman (Paperback) $3
Home Comforts – The Art and Science Of Keeping House by Cheryl Medelson (Hardback) $3
Agnes and The Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (Hardback) $2
The Ultimate Interior Designer by Ruth Pretty (Paperback) $2
The Dogs Who Found Me by Ken Foster (Paperback) $3
The Grits Guide To Life – Girls Raised In The South by Deborah Ford (Hardback) $3
Fodor’s London’s 25 Best (Paperback with map) $3
Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice (Paperback) $2
Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells (Paperback) $2
Healing With Color by Lilian Verner-Bonds (Hardback) $2
Taltos by Anne Rice (Hardback) $3
Natural Selection by Dave Freedman (Paperback) $1
Don’t Look Down by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (Paperback) $1
Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz (Paperback) $1
Storyville by Lois Battle (Hardback) $3

Summer destination: Dry Tortugas National Park

Posted by – June 4, 2009

Dry Tortugas National Park is only 70 miles West of Key West. We are planning to make this trip at some point during the summer since we will be in the Keys anyway. Its supposed to be fantastic snorkeling and exploring. It should be a pretty easy crossing from Key West and will be good practice for future trips, like to Mexico!

From May 26, 2009 Picnic Island to Bimini Basin – 6 miles

Posted by – June 3, 2009

May 26, 2009. Dinghy has been stolen which forces us to return too Bimini Basin (Cape Coral, Fl) to start the search again. Having a 5.5′ draft makes it pretty difficult to pull in for supplies and to enjoy the islands we plan to visit. Motoring. Departed Picnic Island (Sanibel, Fl) ~11am. Engine cranked right up. No problems. Steven pulled the anchor. Best pull yet. Took less than 5 minutes to haul in the anchor/mooring ball and get the boat turned around towards the ICW. Winds ~6-8kts. Making 5.3kts with the wind blowing over starboard. Throttled down to 5kts due to engine blowing black smoke. Guess 5.3 in this wind is too much for our jumpy 27hp diesel. Bumped 5.9kts after turning NE. On a side note: Thanks, Joyful Spirit, for hogging the ICW and cutting us off. Anchored at Bimini Basin ~12:45pm. You can make great time when the wind decides to be helpful. A warm welcome from Tony aboard Miss Cindy.

With Maid Caroline @ Babylon Ball

Posted by – February 20, 2009

Jen, Steven, Robert & Aji

Posted by – December 19, 2008

Major/Semi-major concerns for the Endeavour 40

Posted by – November 18, 2008

(Starboard navigation station & hallway leading to aft cabin)

Diesel & transmission need to be replaced, keel needs to be reinforced (it flexes when pressure is applied by hand), fuel tank hasn’t been looked at, thru hull fittings need to be replaced, blisters, used sails will be needed, lead in keel has been forced through the salon floor, left rear engine mount needs work, definitely needs both bottom and topside paint after a good sanding, bow pulpit is destroyed, stanchions on the starboard side need to be replaced, all wood will need sanding and refinishing, rudder needs some repair, all wiring/plumbing will need to be worked on, water tank needs to be cleaned and put into place, mast/boom needs paint, line should be replaced, prop shaft/cutlass housing needs to be repaired, a/c can wait but will eventually need to be dealt with, steering needs to be unlocked, chain plates need to be replaced in some spots, refrigeration is non-existent, aft head door and v-berth door need to be replaced as well as a forward closet door.