Boat Project(s) Life-Cycle

Roads in and around La Paz can easily disorient anyone the first few times they drive around town; possibly as a result of the one-way traffic and four way stop signs.  Mexican rule number one says that stop signs are not actually stop signs but sort of a yield sign.  As a passenger, I scrutinize […]

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Boat Water System Breakdown

Photo above:  Western Flyer’s water tank.  This is one of two water tanks on board.  This one fits under the main cabin bed.  I am turning this one tank into two that will also provide more water capacity.  This nearly thirty year old fiberglass water tank has a leaky fitting.  Out with the old and […]

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Rediscovering WoodenBoat

On board our trawler is my collection of well over 100 books on anything ranging from “This Old Boat” by (Casey) to “The Boat Owners Mechanical and Electrical Manual (Calder) to a book simply titled “The Western Flyer” (Bailey) Steinbeck’s Boat, The Sea of Cortez, and the Sage of Pacific Fisheries; plus a great dozen […]

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Visit to a Boat Yard

A Non Descript Boat Yard “There are good ships and there are wood ships, and ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.” – Anonymous The last time he hauled out the S/V Jeannie Marie was nearly four years ago. The last time I hauled out the […]

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