Monthly Archives: August 2010

Amakadectomy

Over the weekend, and in between the rainshowers, Justin and I removed the amas from the akas and vaka.    Justin’s light weight, dexterity, and keen interest in being a part of this project is a great help, as I don’t … Continue reading

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Rain, rain… GO AWAY!

I think I’ve somehow been transported to Seattle.  Not just me, but my surrounding mini-universe.  We’ve had almost 12 inches of rain at my house in the past 24 days.  And I’m seriously thinking about keeping a kayak at work.  … Continue reading

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Run run run…

I ran my first 5K yesterday. There were hills. I finished. I was not last. Sue has been running for a better part of the year, and went from zero to half marathon distance in about 14 weeks.  She has … Continue reading

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Small boat wanted!

I’m in the market for a small, INEXPENSIVE daysailor for Sue to use for training (without me on board badgering her needlessly) as well as a boat suitable for Justin to sail.  Sunfish, Force 5, Laser, 420… that kind of … Continue reading

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Sheets, sheets, and halyards too

Over the course of my sailing experiences, I’ve tried different things when it comes to cordage diameter.  Large diameter lines are easer on the hands, but they create more friction going through sheaves, blocks, and cleats.  Small line diameters are, … Continue reading

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Quick updates for today

First off, the Multihulls Magazine article: it’ll be in the online edition, as they currently aren’t running the print edition.  Knowing the costs of publishing, this is a wise move, plus it saves a lot of resources.  And, all those … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Multihulls Magazine!

As I had mentioned in an earlier post ( https://claritysailingadventures.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/how-cool-is-this/ ), an editor at Multihulls Magazine caught wind of our Everglades Challenge plans, and asked me to write an article for possible inclusion in either their digital and/or print editions. Well….. … Continue reading

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