Building a compression post part 1: Preparing the stainless steel.

I’m sitting in Portsmouth, VA. Waiting for the weather to settle down for the start of the Caribbean 1500. ¬†With nothing else to do, I’ll write! I looked at the compression post, wondering how I was going to grind out and remove something that was almost exactly the height of the cabin top. I figured if I cut the post…

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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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