Solar Panel Placement Potter 19

That’s not a very compelling title… Anyway, I installed the solar panel and new charge controller on AP before I headed out for Labor Day. Since its a small boat, its a little hard to find the best place to put everything. I wanted a panel that was relatively good size, more »

A Taste of Small Boat Cruising – Labor Day 2015

So I don’t have a job currently to be taking the day off from. So what? Does that mean I can’t enjoy a labor day cruise? “No, that holiday is for working folk.” Well, you know, screw you then. Anyway… [Not mine… but there’s a lot of text that follows more »

Solo Mast Raising; or How to Hurt Your Back All By Yourself! – Labor Day Prep Part II

It is surprisingly difficult to find good information about how to raise and lower a mast by yourself. I think there are a couple of reasons for this. Smaller Boats – On a smaller boat the mast is no problem. I used to raise the mast on the Lido 14 more »

Trailer Lights – Prepping for Labor Day 2015 – Part 1

Here’s the plan. Head to Shelter Island on Saturday for the beginning of the Festival of Sail, launch the boat, have a great damn day, and then tie up at the police dock on Shelter for the night for camping. Leave on Sunday morning, and head back home. To do more »

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