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June Update

I haven’t posted for a minute because I’m not working on the boat! I’m currently off riding my bike across the states. I should be back in August and the boat work will resume in ernest. Rachel and I are planning on moving on board in mid August so there is much to be done. If your interested in reading…

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Colligo Dux Rigging

I decided to rig Satori with synthetic high-modulus polyethylene rope. Its a heat treated and stretched, then given the designation SK-75. On the street err…pier, it’s called Dux. Here’s some fun facts. Colligo Dux rigging is sized for stretch, not breaking strength.  Compared to wire, SK-75 has more material stretch in relation to breaking strength. This means that if 1 mm wire breaks…

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WINTER

It’s winter. It sucks. Even more this winter because I really need to get shit done to stay on schedule. Oh, remember the heater day tank I adapted from a go kart tank? Well it failed on me. Actually the clear tubing failed first. So after alll that I ended up just doing what I should have done in the…

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Adventures in boat covers and decking removal.

So I am now into version 3.0 of the boat-tent-cover-contraption. Version 1.0 was completely destroyed by a thunderstorm and when I arrived back at the boat I was greeted with a disaster and 100 gallons of water that had collected on the side decks in what was now a very expensive water trough. Version 2.0 featured 1″ conduit for the…

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Back to Old Bay

Ah yes, the months at Anchorage Marina on the floating docks left me naive to just how much the tide rules entering and exiting Old Bay Marina on Sparrows point at the mouth of the Patapsco river. I planned to move the boat Sunday, in what was the middle of a four day rain event. Gusts to 25knts, 38 degrees…

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