Research notes – Ancient Electronics

Sorry to just throw this up here, but I wanted to save some links I came across.  I’ve been researching how to get my radar, depth sounder/GPS, AIS/Radio and autopilot to talk to each other.  The radar and auto pilot are Raymarine, which uses a proprietary bus called SeaTalk.  The GPS is a Garmin, and…

Help me Build a Christmas List

So, what’s on your Christmas list?  I have a few things, including: New boat shoes – most of the ones I have don’t fit me right any more (not sure why!) Oar Locks for our dinghy Oars (naturally) A hand-held tachometer Replacement drive motor for the Autohelm 3000 that I found online 4 or 5…

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Finding a winter den

Well, it had to happen eventually.  Winter is basically right around the corner and it is time for Dragon Wing to find a winter den.  As I mentioned once or twice before (okay, okay, probably a few more times than that), I was very reluctant to keep Dragon Wing at Laurel Harbor Marina this winter. …

Pusser’s Painkiller

The Painkiller® is a blend of Pusser’s Rum with 4 parts pineapple juice, 1 part cream of coconut and 1 part orange juice served over the rocks with a generous amount of fresh nutmeg on top. You have a choice of numbers 2, 3 or 4, which designate the amount of Pusser’s Rum! Cheers! Painkiller…

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A boat-iful weekend!

Saturday Spotless Stainless was kind enough to send me a free show pass to the Annapolis Boat Show, and my family and I went there yesterday.  Yesterday, October 11, 2014, was a dreary day.  It rained all morning, for the entire drive there.  The weather forecast was for clearing at 11:00 AM.  We got there…

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Power!

I had the chance to go to Dragon Wing today to work on the engine.  When I arrived, I had a plan.  Then, as I opened the engine, I started thinking maybe I’d work on things in a different order, but I quickly remembered why I wanted to tackle things in a particular order. The…

Just curious…

I’ve been maintaining this blog for a while, though I’ve been a bit remiss this season.  Mostly because I don’t have much to report due to the shoaling issue.  But I’m curious.  I see that the blog gets a bit of traffic – not much, maybe a visitor or two every day – but quite…

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Visiting Different Ports

I’ve been frustrated this season because we really haven’t been able to use Dragon Wing due to the water depth issue. So, we decided rather than taking a few day sailing trip, we would take a road trip instead. We drove through New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. In four…

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What a day

We haven’t been to Dragon Wing since I learned that the canal was silted over.  It wasn’t worth a 2 hour drive (each way) just to go for a 10 minute ride down the canal.  I decided to give the bigger boats a chance to drive through the channel for a few weekends, hopefully making…