This is a follow-up post to my initial justifications of installing a Katadyn 40E watermaker in my 27′ sailboat – here I review its performance.
Small sailboats don’t have many easy options for getting the dinghy out of the water at night – the hip hoist seems to be the only practical option.
My depth sounder failed on me the day before hauling the boat out of the water – great timing! Replacing it was a little more work that I thought it’d be.
Boatyard Fever: like Cabin Fever, but while living aboard your boat in a boatyard. It’s been five weeks and I can’t take it any longer – I need to get wet!
Obtaining fresh water is one of the biggest pains of cruising on a small sailboat. Here we’ll look at how to make potable water out of seawater.
People often ask me how I rest while my sailboat is still sailing and I’m all alone. A wind vane is the answer – and Cape Horn is the model I’ll swear by.
It appeared to be just a myth when I bought my boat. I was warned that I shouldn’t fall into the trap of just tinkering on the boat the rest of my life.
We’ve been through this before…I get focused on boat projects and no one hears from me for weeks. This is what I’ve done since my last update.
Well, I think next month is it…when I’ll be back in the water and headed south. Like really far south. For those who have been wondering where I’ve been, here’s an update.
Day one as in, my first day as a civilian. This was my last week as an active duty Air Force officer. Now on to the boatyard working on my sailboat!