Nothing very exciting happening.

This post is about a whole lot of nothing. Actually, that’s not true. It’s about our hammock.

Prior to us leaving on this trip on of my absolute favorite things to do while at anchor was to string up the hammock on the foredeck, between the forestay and mast. Grab a beer or rum and coke and a book and just chill the fug out.

I would sometimes (almost all the time) sit in my cube at work day dreaming about doing just this while at anchor in Mexico, or some other Central American country.

The sad, sad truth is. We have only strung up the hammock two or three times in the since we left Seattle in May 2013.

Once in Ried Harbor in the San Juan Islands, Once somewhere in Canada (I don’t recall where exactly), and one time in Ensenada, Mexico. That was in October 2013.

Not once since then.

The main reason is that it is so hot that we keep canvas tarps strung across the decks and cockpit to help keep the interior of the boat cooler. Without the shade, the decks get scorching hot and it radiates though the deck and heats it up down below.

That’s it. That is the entirety of this post. Now that I’ve read back through it. It’s not very exciting at all. Luckily the title sets you up for a little bit of a disappointment.

To make up for it, here is a video I just took of our view from where we are currently anchored.

God dammit, that was boring too.

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Sailing video!

If you love awesomely edited videos that are both funny and entertaining to watch, there are a crapload of them out there. Youtube is full of them.

Youtube is also full of videos like the one you are about to watch. Boring videos filmed and edited by people like me that think they know what they are doing.


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How to install a Hydrovane Windvane on your boat.

Your complete Step-by-Step resource guide for installing a Hydrovane Windvane on your boat.

Step 1: Get a bunch of heavy card board boxes from England delivered to your boat.


Step 2: Open that shit up and look at the stuff inside.


Step 3: Start putting above mentioned stuff on the back of your boat.


Step 4: Repeat step 3 a bunch of times over the coarse of your weekend. (Note the use of pvc pipe instead of the heavy stainless steel for the mockup).


Step 5: Go sailing and let the stuff from step 2, and installed in steps 3 & 4 do the driving.

If you have any questions about the installation process, I can’t help you. It really was so simple I didn’t really use the instructions included other than a read through once or twice a few weeks prior to the stuff being delivered.

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StarBoard: The Movie

Teh Funny:

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