Monthly Archives: June 2010

6/29/2010 – Beautiful Day

It was gorgeous here today. Sunny and t-shirt weather even at the marina. Maybe summer has arrived at the coast. We went to town to get stuff for making a bunch of granola and some miscellaneous rigging pieces. We walked … Continue reading

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6/28/2010 – A week from tomorrow…

…we’ll leave the South Beach Marina in Newport for the last time. Well, except to stop at the fuel dock on our way out of town. Yesterday was my last shift at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. My shift captain, Kay … Continue reading

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6/26/2010 – Watching the weather

There are a ton of sources of weather information on the internet. I regularly check a couple of NOAA sites. However, without a lot of experience to compare current conditions against, it can be difficult to make sense of what … Continue reading

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6/25/2010 – Oil changes can be fun

Okay, maybe “fun” is too strong of a word. But they don’t have to be a total bummer either. Those of you without boats probably don’t realize that on most boats you can’t just shove a pan under the engine, … Continue reading

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6/24/2010 – more about mats

One of the problems with the mats I’ve been making is that, if you pick them up to move them, the ropes separate a bit and have to be tidied up when the mat is laid back down. Traditionally this … Continue reading

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6/23/2010 – Slight Change of Plans

You know how sometimes you wake up in the wee hours and suddenly realize something that has been there all along but you just somehow didn’t acknowledge it? Well that happened to me a couple days ago. We’re planning on … Continue reading

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6/22/2010 – another mat

Yesterday, after untangling massive snarls from one of the anchor rodes, I was inspired to get cracking on my cockpit mat so I can rid the storage areas of another 100′ or so of 3/4″ manila line. Again using Hervey … Continue reading

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