Author Archives: Adam SailorsLifeForMe

Added New Page: Guests / Crew

I’ve added a photo page dedicated to Siren’s guests and crew. We always have a blast whether partying at the sandbar, sailing the Friday Night Races, spinnaker training sessions, or inter-island cruising. If anyone cares to join, just ask!

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Added New Page: Registration

Ship Management–>Registration Created a new menu item for everything related to managing your vessel. The first sub-menu contains a quick-reference to renewing the yearly USCG Registration online with forms and links.

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Added Videos to Top Paint

Now the Top Paint page contains videos including sanding and paint application techniques. Maintenance->Paint Gelcoat Oil Varnish->Top Paint

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Added New Page: About the Boat

The top bar now includes a page introducing Siren, About the Boat. After all, this site is more about her than the author…

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Renamed site to SailorsLifeForMe.com

The free server I was using to host my website (000webhost.com) was having issues as web traffic picked up. Slow reaction time, inconsistent performance, pages not loading, that sort of thing. So I guess I’ll have to scale up and … Continue reading

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Added New Page: Library

A collection of my favorite books. Maintenance, Knowledge and Novels.

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Added Links to Products I Use

I have added Amazon links to the specific products I have used and use on my boat. This way I don’t have to describe in detail the items I bought; Simply click on the links to get the technical details … Continue reading

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Added New Page: 2014 Costs

Expenses / Cost –> 2014 Costs

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Added new page: Spreadsheets

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Added New Page: Electrical Diagrams

Maintenance –> Electrical –> Electrical Diagrams

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Added Google Earth tracks to the Trips page

The Trips page now has a link to download the .kml file to view all of Siren’s trips in Google Earth or OpenCPN.

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Three 1978 Cal 39 MKIIs in “All Is Lost”

http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1395-inside-‘all-is-lost’-from-a-trio-of-cal-39s-to-teaching-redford-to-sail.html Inside ‘All is Lost’ From a trio of Cal 39s to teaching Redford to sail 2013 October 15 by ERIN L. SCHANEN It’s a safe bet that viewers have never seen a movie like the survival-at-sea film “All is … Continue reading

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Added Trip: Molokai

Trips –> 11/2014: Molokai Trip –> Day 1 Trips –> 11/2014: Molokai Trip –> Day 2 Trips –> 11/2014: Molokai Trip –> Day 3

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Added New Page

Maintenance –> Sails and Rigging –> New Halyard

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Added Expenses to Top/Bottom Paint Pages

Now you can see the cost breakdown for painting the boat. Maintenance -> Paint Gelcoat Oil Varnish –> Bottom Paint (edit) Maintenance -> Paint Gelcoat Oil Varnish –> Top Paint (edit)

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Added New Expenses Page

Expenses -> 2013 Costs

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Added Link on Sail Trim

Links –> Sail Trim Video

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Added 4 Racing Pages

Updated results finally came out. They are now posted under “Races.”

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Added Trip: Maui

Trips –> 10/2014 Maui Trip

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Added “Onboard Cooking” Page

Tips and Tricks –> Onboard Cooking

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Added detail to “Removing the Injection Pump”

Maintenance –> Engine -> Removing the Injection Pump

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Added Anchor Locker Latch Page

Maintenance –> Deck Hardware –> Anchor Locker Latch

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Consolidated Tahiti Posts to the Tahiti Main Page

At the bottom of Trips –> Tahiti you can now find a log of our preparations and problems leading up to the trip.

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Cleaned up the web address format

Changed all links from the format: sailorslifeforme.com/maintenance/maintenance-engine/maintenance-engine-manual.php to: sailorslifeforme.com/maintenance/engine/manual.php

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Added New Page

Maintenance –> Engine –> Removing the Injector Pump I’ve only added pictures and captions so far. Details forthcoming.

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Added “Bleeding the Bleedin’ Perkins” Instructions

Maintenance –> Engine –> Bleeding the Bleedin’ Perkins Troubleshooting procedures included.

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Updated “Replace Fuel Filters”

After a filter change, a full bleeding procedure is not required. I’ve updated the last steps of the “Replace Fuel Filters” section to explain the simpler method I now use.

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Added “Races” menu item and 3 races

Races –> 2014-07-11: Ala Wai Races –> 2014-07-25: Ala Wai Races –> 2014-08-01: Ala Wai

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Added new Trip

Trips –> SF (Returned)

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Finished adding Big Island Trip pages

Trips –> Big Island Trip –> Day 1 through Day 17

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Changed Menu to Dropdown

The static side menu was getting too long. Now, with the drop-down functionality, the entire structure can be seen on one page.

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Added 6 pages

Trips -> Kauai Trip -> Day 1 Trips -> Kauai Trip -> Day 2 Trips -> Kauai Trip -> Day 3 Trips -> Kauai Trip -> Day 4 Trips -> Kauai Trip -> Day 5 Trips -> Kauai Trip -> … Continue reading

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07/06/2014 – 21°19′N 157°54′W

Tahiti Trip: Engine update: Success! But not only because of the refurbished fuel injector pump. It was a combination of four problems. 1) The fuel injector pump: After refurbishing, I reinstalled the pump (see Removing the Injector Pump), bled the … Continue reading

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05/31/2014 – 21°19’N 157°54’W

Tahiti Trip: Well, tomorrow was supposed to be the big day: departure for Tahiti! The weather looks good (if a little light on Monday) but we are still waiting on the bimini to arrive. We can’t install the solar until … Continue reading

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Added 2 Pages

Trips -> Big Island Trip -> Day 7 Trips -> Big Island Trip -> Day 8

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Added Page

Trips -> Tahiti -> Formalities

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Added Page

Trips -> Big Island Trip -> Day 6

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Added Page

Trips -> Tahiti -> Food and Water -> Burrida Recipe

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Added “Tips and Tricks” and 2 Pages

Tips and Tricks -> Climb The Mast Trips -> Big Island Trip -> Day 5

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Added Page

Tahiti -> Food and Water -> Tortilla Recipe

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Added 4 pages

Trips -> Big Island Trip -> Day 1 Trips -> Big Island Trip -> Day 2 Trips -> Big Island Trip -> Day 3 Trips -> Big Island Trip -> Day 4

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Added 2 pages

Trips -> Tahiti -> Food and Water -> Onion Soup Recipe Trips -> Tahiti -> Food and Water -> Lentil Curry Recipe

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Added Page

Tahiti -> Food and Beverage -> French Bread Recipe

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Tested site, fixed broken links and images.

With the move to a new server and the process of importing, a few links became broken. For instance: sailorslifeforme.com/tahiti became sailorslifeforme.com/?id=”235″ or something like that. Now all links make sense. The image links were also broken and had to … Continue reading

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Moved wordpress.COM site to wordpress.ORG

The free blog site I’ve been using at wordpress.COM was too limiting. Formatting was a pain in the arse since the css definitions cannot be edited by the web author. So wordpress.ORG it is! It’s slightly more complicated and I … Continue reading

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Split “Tahiti!!!” into 11 pages – Added Info

Tahiti!!! -> Cost Tahiti!!! -> Crew Tahiti!!! -> Equipment Tahiti!!! -> Food and Water Tahiti!!! -> Itinerary Tahiti!!! -> Personal Geaar Tahiti!!! -> Reference/Links Tahiti!!! -> Route Tahiti!!! -> Watch Rotation Tahiti!!! -> Weather Tahiti!!! -> What to Expect

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Charging Electrical Diagram – v2.1

I added a battery separator between the house banks and the engine battery. It will keep the engine battery isolated at all times until a charging source bumps the volts up, then it opens to allow the engine battery to … Continue reading

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Charging Electrical Diagram – v2

I fixed a few mistakes, added a few fuses and diodes, so I think she’s good to go. Any problems or glaring mistakes, let me know!

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Added Page

Trips -> Tahiti

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Added 2 Pages

Maintenance -> Sails and Rigging -> New Roller Furling Jib Maintenance -> Sails and Rigging -> Tune the Rig

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