Monthly Archives: February 2013

Down To The Wire…

I know posts have been sporadic, but getting ready for the Challenge, in combination with work and home, have taken far more time than I thought.  Tomorrow is tech inspection and parking the boat on the beach, followed by the … Continue reading

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Feeding Children Everywhere Meal Prep Test

I conducted the first thermal cooking test of the Feeding Children Everywhere meal today.  As I have mentioned, these will be a staple during my Everglades Challenge entry this year.  For the preparation of the meal, I used a 1 liter thermal … Continue reading

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Checkpoint One Pictures…

I was traveling to Fort Myers earlier in the week, and I had a bit of spare time, so I decided to drive over to Cape Haze Marina http://capehazemarina.com/ , the new site of CP-1, to see how things looked.  Cape … Continue reading

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Bail Me Out!!!

One thing that HAD to be changed on Discovery was the original bailer.  AMF used the Sunfish bailer on both the Puffer and the 16′ Sunbird, and it’s just not the greatest bailer design out there.  It doesn’t retract, it’s made of plastic, … Continue reading

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Deck Plates… And A Word (or three) Of Caution!

I’ve installed 4 deck plates on Discovery… 3 clear ones from West Marine, and one white one made by Ray-Bud.  I just realized I don’t have installation pics, so I’ll add them later, but I have a bit of advice: … Continue reading

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A Remembrance…

Yesterday, we had a small remembrance at sea, as we scattered the ashes of my father, who passed away on 14 June 2011, into the Gulf Of Mexico off of Fort Myers Beach, where he lived and sailed for so … Continue reading

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A Hairy Plan…

Yep… part of the planning for an adventure like the Everglades Challenge is grooming & hygiene.  To that end, being a guy, I have the distinct advantage of being able to cut my hair short.  Really short.  Women can do … Continue reading

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