“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same […]Read More Baja haha Cruising Dream
Marina Walk Project – What I call my marina walk project is anytime I get any opportunity to step off the boat and explore the surrounding area, no matter how close, no matter how far. Today, the First Mate and I explored the LA Central Market Place – If you haven’t gone lately, it’s worth a […]Read More Marina Walk Project – Los Angeles Marketplace
The Life of Sailing – Either not enough wind or too much wind; unlike yesterday today, we encountered a good rain squall as well. The boats are ready, the instructors are ready, and the wounded warrior sailers (warriorsailing.org) have just arrived for their day on the water. (If you are able to, please donate to […]Read More Wounded Warrior Sailing Week – Fiddler’s Cove, Coronado Island
A Day at the Jet Ski Races Yes, little Timmy they do race them, and today thirty Jet Ski racers raced from near the breakwater opening at Dana Point to Oceanside and back. Outside of the public seeing a bunch of guys wearing helmets out on the water, some on very loud Jet Ski’s sporting […]Read More A Day at the Jet Ski Races
For those of you reading this and not in the US of A let me just say that we are experiencing a little heat wave but, fortunately for an air conditioned cabin onboard the Western Flyer I am sleeping like a baby. Good forward planning is the key. By anticipating the slight chance that it […]Read More Always something to do on a boat or where does the day go?
Thank you my friend Fadi. This morning Fadi took me on what amounted to as a five hour San Diego tour, no sight left untouched. The Tall Ships festival is in and we toured all boats from the water, on a counter clockwise and end to end tour of the bay. More to follow. Final […]Read More Jet Ski Tour Around San Diego Bay
Never a dull moment around here. And I can’t say we miss those afternoon Hurricane Gulch daily winds either. This morning First Mate Patti woke up to machinegun fire and smoke. All very appropriate you see, last night she rented on Redbox and (we) watched “Five Floors Up”, a movie by Morgan Freeman and also […]Read More Osprey Nest, Machinegun Fire, Dinghy Ride & More
Boat Project 1 – Rudder post Stuffing Box Project – Dana Point, California On 8/30/15, on a Sunday morning I emptied out my trunk cabin, removed the floors and tightened up both rudder shaft stuffing boxes. Not because I was bored but because I noticed a very small amount of water in the bilge area […]Read More Boat Projects – Rudderpost, Dual Racors, Helm Seat