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    I received my little tin clock today. It runs and...

    I received my little tin clock today. It runs and keeps decent time...130 years old...so cool.

    Here is another picture, next stop is Jacqueline but maybe not. The little ticking sound...

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    A good spot to watch the fireworks and well ...

    A good spot to watch the fireworks and well protected from the NW is the channel on the west side of Wards island. You get a great view of Hilton from about a mile upriver. Depth is around 10 to 12...
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    here is the original clock drawing in "Sailing...

    here is the original clock drawing in "Sailing Alone Around the World"

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    Jackie, I reread your post. You checked that...

    Jackie, I reread your post. You checked that thing out from the library?!! That is a pretty awesome library resource. Too bad they don't check out rafts, epirbs, and SOLAS pyrotechnics.
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    Not off to Australia yet, headed out on the 25th...

    Not off to Australia yet, headed out on the 25th of July. Speaking of which, funny situation with my Brother in Law. He was an airline pilot flying for Air New Guinea for many years. The Australian...
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    Yea Bob, it will be a reminder that technology is...

    Yea Bob, it will be a reminder that technology is not the be all and end all. I can use the reminder!

    I tried but couldn't resist buying it when I came across it online. As the article author...
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    The Tin Clock

    I just scored an antique E.N. Welch carriage clock called the Little Lord Fauntleroy. This is the same clock and vintage as the tin clock Slocum carried around the world. The original sank with Spray...
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    Check your grub screws :-)

    https://www.yachtingworld.com/news/loose-grub-screw-led-to-x-yacht-being-abandoned-mid-atlantic-136886
  9. Rod Collins " Marine HowTo" had a severe stroke

    I have used https://marinehowto.com a lot for DIY boat projects. Referenced it multiple times during prep for 2016 and 2018. Maybe some of you have too.

    The sole proprietor of the (now closed)...
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    Well then. Food for thought...no pun intended.

    Well then. Food for thought...no pun intended.
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    Yep, the exhaust sounds like a small rocket motor...

    Yep, the exhaust sounds like a small rocket motor when the thing is turned up high. I have the outlet located hi on the stern so no issue in the boat but in a marina or crowded anchorage it is going...
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    I installed a "cheap chinese diesel heater"...

    I installed a "cheap chinese diesel heater" (google it) last year before my trip to the TBF. Also installed a CO monitor. I used to use an electric heater when I stayed over in marinas but now I...
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    Swarm Technologies

    New sat tracking outfit. Looks interesting...and cheap. Someone's gonna have to integrate their "swarm tile" into a simple tracking device.

    Brian, you could integrate one of these things into...
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    Well, now I am looking over my shoulder. This is...

    Well, now I am looking over my shoulder. This is the second or third boarding report. I see CG buzzing by all the time on my Delta runs so, sooner or later, I am going to get inspected. The only...
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    Congrats Kyle!!! Great race, but what do you...

    Congrats Kyle!!!

    Great race, but what do you expect from a Cal Maritime alum?
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    Showers on the foredeck, drone flying, ships...

    Showers on the foredeck, drone flying, ships passing becalmed boats, birds in bells, hemp seeds, no wind

    Now that's an SHTP to remember. What fun is wind when you can be in the middle of the...
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    Kyle's tracker is headed south again.

    Kyle's tracker is headed south again.
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    who's sailing X "bottom left" :cool:

    who's sailing X "bottom left" :cool:
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    Meanwhile, David Garman reports Perplexity is...

    Meanwhile, David Garman reports Perplexity is hitting 18 kts on his way down from Seattle.

    A little practice I guess.
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    lodging in Kauai

    Things will be a little different this year in terms of lodging in Kauai. The Yellow House was not available for rent so the RC will be located in a small condo in Princeville. As a result, the couch...
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    Inspection info bump

    bump
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    SHTP 2021 Inspection info.

    as of 6/19/21


    Remote boats,

    Aloha in San Diego -Inspection complete
    Siren in LA - Inspection complete
    Hula in Pt. Townsend - Inspection complete
    Mountain in Bellingham - Inspection...
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    Northwester, I've sent you a PM re inspection. We...

    Northwester, I've sent you a PM re inspection. We should talk.
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    That was a really fun day. I should have entered...

    That was a really fun day. I should have entered the no AP division. I was on the helm almost the entire race.
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    2021 SHTP SERs now posted on Jibeset

    SHTP racers, for those who have not yet seen them, SERs are now posted on jibeset

    https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=JACKY_T007588480&DOC=nt&TYP=pdf
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