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MD-CARIB: Day 9, 12/13/17, 175nm

We made it! Ka Lani Kai sailed all day yesterday, racing the sun, and brought us to the harbor entrance on the West End of Grand Bahama Island just before sundown. The handline caught a good sized male Mahi with its forehead bigger than a shaka. A few shots of vodka, some whacks on the head and finally a good gaff through the brain finally allowed us to wrap him in two kitchen bags. One for the head and one for the tail. We doused the sails and motored between the two breakwaters, took two 90 degree tight turns with following seas and 20 kt winds into the flat waters of Old Bahama Marina.

Tough docking behind the Shark Week motor yacht, but with plenty of muscle to pull in the dock lines we got her in snug.

Primary color buildings, no people in the off season, grilled Mahi steaks for dinner (we froze the other half), a few glasses of wine on the boat and another in the marina’s bar. The bartender was talking about the horrible hurricanes he’s experienced, then talked some politics. I asked him if he’d rather experience another hurricane or have Trump as the Bohamian prime minister to which he immediately asked, “What category?” Haha.

Woke up this morning around 8am, breakfast by chef Cheryl, then we walked along the empty beach dodging conch shells. Water was around 80F, sun shining bright, but with the cold wind blowing I couldn’t build the nerve to go swimming. If only I had a kite, though! Butter smooth water and 20 knots of onshore wind!

Ate some conch salad for lunch by Harry who said he could also drive me to the airport for a lower fee than the taxis, so that worked out great. But first, Patty, Gary and I borrowed some marina bikes to explore the village. Oh my god, so many conch shells! There were hills of them all along the road, thousands and thousands built up over the years. The town was pretty rough and run down, but the people were friendly and always said hi as we passed by.

Grabbed a quick shower, then said goodbye to the rest of the crew as they had to move the boat down towards Freeport while I had to catch my flight.

What an amazing trip! Lots of work, tough weather, time away from my lovely wife for the longest stretch since our marriage, but what an adventure. My first true voyaging experience.

Thank you Cheryl, for the meals and tiny dancer performances. Gary for helping with the numerous fix-its along the way. Patty for the constant assistance, safety watch and lots of dish washing. Everyone for the fun company with absolutely no crew issues. And of course Chris for making it all happen! Ka Lani Kai rocks!

The End.

(Panama Canal next month?)

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MD-CARIB: Day 8, 12/12/17, 106nm

Content preview: Almost to the Bahamas. We’re racing the sun, trying to get
to the Old Bahama Bay Marina before dark. Only 106 nm made good these past
24 hours due to the big turns across the Stream, but good speed. Yesterday
we had Paninis for lunch, I grabbed a few more sun sights (down to a 20nm
radius, meh), then the winds started to get behind us triggering us to think
about setting up Chris’ new spinnaker for the first time. We first unbent
the damaged Solent, then set up the sheets and guys (no pole on a cat! Weird)
and sent the sock up with a halyard. Tangles and mess while the sun went
down, but we finally got everything straightened out and released the sock.
Huuuge spinnaker! But with the flukey winds and rolling waves, we had a tough
time keeping it filled, so dropped it after about 20 minutes. Good to see
it flying, though. […]

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Almost to the Bahamas. We’re racing the sun, trying to get to the Old Bahama Bay Marina before dark. Only 106 nm made good these past 24 hours due to the big turns across the Stream, but good speed.

Yesterday we had Paninis for lunch, I grabbed a few more sun sights (down to a 20nm radius, meh), then the winds started to get behind us triggering us to think about setting up Chris’ new spinnaker for the first time. We first unbent the damaged Solent, then set up the sheets and guys (no pole on a cat! Weird) and sent the sock up with a halyard. Tangles and mess while the sun went down, but we finally got everything straightened out and released the sock. Huuuge spinnaker! But with the flukey winds and rolling waves, we had a tough time keeping it filled, so dropped it after about 20 minutes. Good to see it flying, though.

We turned a hard left and motored across the Gulfstream at a right angle, smooth conditions, light winds. I slept the whole night through with no watches for the first time, waking up to decidedly warmer weather at 6.

The wind slowly built up enough to raise the main and full jib as we made a straight shot towards the west coast of Grand Bahama Island.

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MD-CARIB: Day 7, 12/11/17, 180nm

Content preview: We’re just about to cross the Gulfstream off the coast of
Florida! We had a good run of wind yesterday, reeling off the miles with no
assist from the engines, finally. 15:00 Tuna snack with rice. It was really
light! I thought it would have a fishier taste because of how dark red the
meat was. Maybe it was a small Bluefin. […]

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We’re just about to cross the Gulfstream off the coast of Florida!

We had a good run of wind yesterday, reeling off the miles with no assist from the engines, finally.

15:00 Tuna snack with rice. It was really light! I thought it would have a fishier taste because of how dark red the meat was. Maybe it was a small Bluefin.

17:00 Nap time!

Midnight, woke up to Chris and Cheryl putting up the main, 20 knots of wind on a broad reach. But after cranking it all the way up (which takes forever with this 2 to 1 ratio halyard) we saw the halyard was twisted and wouldn’t go all the way up. After two tries we decided to take a break and just keep a single reef in and not worry about the halyard twist for now.

But then bam! 15 minutes later the aft reef block broke and the sail was flogging, doh! So we took it down, removed the halyard to untwist and then I heard Chris’s “Shit!” The halyard had whipped out of his hands and was steaming aft, well above our heads. We thought for half an hour on how to get that whipping block of metal back down safely (Throw a lasso? Impossible. Lower the halyard? Not enough slack. Turn the boat to wrap the halyard around the mast, then climb to grab it? Too dangerous in the current seas.) But as we talked, the halyard kept wrapping worse around the boom topping lift, so we thought we’d try lowering the topping lift which would drag the halyard down with it. So we tied some life jackets to the boom and lowered the boom gently onto the cabin top, securing it horizontally with the two main sheets. Then we pulled the topping lift down as far as it would go, Chris tied himself to the boom and stood on tippy toes with the boat rocking under him with an ext
ended
boat hook waving above his head. “Hold on, Chris! Here’s a big one” and BAM, we would crash through another wave, spray flying over the cabin top. He finally snagged the halyard and was able to pull hard enough to finally bring the halyard back under control!

So we’re back under full main, then full jib and rocketing south under sail power alone.

Morning came and I had a shift with Gary, sailing the entire time. But the wind slowly died until we were moving 5 knots, so when Chris came up from his break we turned the engines on to get back up to 8 knots.

Sextant position was within 2 miles this time! Practice practice practice…

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MD-CARIB: Day 6, 12/10/17, 30nm

Content preview: Ahhhhh, what a relaxing recovery day in Charleston! I slept
all day, finally waking up for dinner and drinks with the crew. We Ubered
over to Closed For Business for steaks and fish, then on to Coast for a nightcap
and trip planning. […]

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Ahhhhh, what a relaxing recovery day in Charleston! I slept all day, finally waking up for dinner and drinks with the crew. We Ubered over to Closed For Business for steaks and fish, then on to Coast for a nightcap and trip planning.

I almost flew back home to spend more time with the wife (I miss you so much, Yayoi! This is our longest time apart since our marriage!) but finally decided to hang with the crew and continue on to the Caribbean. I wouldn’t say this trip has been “fun” per say, but it is a great experience. Also, after putting in the hard work over the past few days, looking ahead shows good weather and warmer temperatures which will be a nice reward.

We dropped the lines and left Charleston City Marina at 09:20 with frost on the deck. Frost! In Charleston! The dock workers said they have never seen that before.

We are now motoring in light, 8kt winds, smoother seas and blue skies. What a difference the sun makes! Everything seems less stressful and more pleasant in every way. The day is warming up quickly.

10:00 dolphins!

With these clear skies I finally got a good noon sight in on the sextant, showing us 40 miles west of our GPS position. I’m going to get more sights and dial in the dip and index errors for better quality reductions in the next couple of days. 1nm radius is my goal, but this swell isn’t helping accuracy much.

12:00 Onwards towards Florida. Our plan is to cross over the Gulfstream around N29°.

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MD-CARIB: Day 5, 12/09/17, 180nm

We just docked in Charleston, SC due to another cold front forecast this afternoon. So we’ll wait it out and follow the benign conditions south early in the morning.

These last 24 hours were rough! Luckily, we had tailwinds and following seas the whole way, but it was a strong blow for sure. 30 knots average, running up to 36 once in a while. The waves would push us up to 12 knots every minute or so, and once we even surfed up to a max speed of 19! And that was running a triple reefed main and no jib. Exhilarating and scary in the pitch black night getting soaked in the pouring rain! I wish I could have seen what the ocean looked like in those conditions!

We traded hour shifts at the helm all night long since the autopilot couldn’t keep up and we had to hand steer in the cold. Three coats, beanie, hood, ski gloves, ski pants, coveralls and still chilled to the bone after an hour. Staring at the red binnacle, zero peripheral vision, heavy steering against the waves to prevent broaching on one side and an uncontrolled jibe on the other. Long night.

During one of Chris’s shifts the wind calmed down below 30 so he put up the Solent. Even still, the Solent blew out it’s leach so we’re trying to fix it in Charleston before our morning departure. We sailed all the way to a grey, rainy sunrise and on to intercept the Charleston channel entrance by 10. If we didn’t stop before noon we would have reeled off over 200 miles!

Even around 30 knots, the wind was picking up the ocean and atomizing it into grey foggy patches above the surface. I got some good GoPro footage of that, but again: I really wish I could have seen the heavier conditions over the night!

Took an amazing hot shower at the Charleston City Marina (with one hand on the wall to prevent swaying), and now it’s nap time, then dinner with the crew to plan our strategy to cross the Gulfstream.

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MD-CARIB: Day 4, 12/08/17, 177nm

We’re finally sailing! No engines, no generator, just the sound of the wind, the creaking lines and the water swooshing by off the coast of Wilmington, NC.

Yesterday after lunch we watched a couple of movies, set up the hand line and continued motoring towards Cape Hateras. Still no sun all day, too cloudy for a sun sight. I took a nap at 19:00 and woke up fore my next watch at 22:00 with Cheryl and Patty. We watched Rango on the TV and Radar on the boat’s display.

At 01:00 we were still motoring in an 18 knot quartering tailwind with a two knot current slowing us down to 8-9 knots. Chris is due up at 02:00, so maybe we’ll put out the jib and turn the motors off if we’re still ahead of schedule.

The temperature is warming up. Now I’m comfortable in only one jacket and ski pants, watch cap and gloves.

02:00, reefed the main and deployed the Solent with Chris’s help. 8 knots over the ground, one engine running at 1900 rpm.

At 06:00 I woke up to Chris adjusting sail, the inky black just starting to lighten. Following winds and seas 10 miles off the coast running at 8 knots inside the Stream.

07:00, the wind is picking up! We’re hitting over 12 knots with goose wing main and jib, soaking rain and a bit of trouble steering straight. The preventer broke when the autopilot gybed the main when a big wave pushed us off course. Time to take in sail. Main only, 8 knots, easy steering.

10:00, fish on! Just a little guy, about 15″, so we threw him back. Got another, even smaller at 11. The Solent is up, double reefed main running 7 knots. The water is being blown off the surface of the ocean looking like a smoky haze. The big following seas are mesmerizingly beautiful! 33 kts true wind speed.

Or spot tracker is up and running! Check out our live position at this link:

https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/KaLaniKai

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MD-CARIB: Day 3, 12/07/17, 181nm

We’re out of the Chesapeake and Ka Lani Kai is dipping her first curtsies to the Atlantic swell!

Yesterday we spent the whole day motoring with a few hours of augmentation with the sails.

After passing under the Bay Bridge I took an amazing four hour nap, waking up to panini and lentil soup. Chris and Gary had put the sails up and turned one engine off, cruising with 2200rpm at 9 kts. Cheryl and I took over and let the others take their break. The sails were doused.

Cruising over the slate gray water in full ski gear to keep warm, we stayed out on watch monitoring the autopilot and looking around. White boobies and seagulls and a few pelicans were out and about plus one slow motion heron flew by. We saw one fish, but it was in the claws of a sea gull trying desperately, but unsuccessfully, to stay airborn. No other sailboats in sight, just tugs, barges and an 1100´ tanker.

Dinner at 18:00, Panko pork, stuffing, green beans and salad. After doing the dishes we split into watches for the night. Cheryl and I took the first watch from 19:00 to 22:30. Cloudy with just the main up, but bearing off slightly to keep it from slatting. We finally turned back on course into the wind and dropped the main. Into the Chesapeake Separation Scheme, stepped aside to let a 748′ tanker pass by at 23 knots, no moon, no stars, just a sprinkle of shore lights…

23:00, IPA then bed.

Back up at four bells in the middle watch for the 2 to 5 shift. Still working our way out the Bay making 10 knots over the ground with a nice following current, ebb tide.

At 05:20, we sailed over the I-13. Yep, OVER the highway, hehe. The road dips down into a tunnel wide enough to allow ships to sail through.

06:00, we’re in the Atlantic! Venice Beach is lighting up the sky on one side while the sun is winning the contest on the other horizon. We still have a following current, so we’ll continue hugging the coast to take advantage of the nice counter current and cross the Stream further south.

08:00 – So the sun rose, but no sun! Cloudy with clear visibility and no rain. We could sail after making the turn further south, but we’re on a speed mission and are burning diesel to make time.

Ahhh, after another heavy nap I’m up for the noon sight. But still no sun! Where are we? (Oh yeah, we have GPS and shore bearings available, but I’m still looking forward to practicing up on the sextant. It’s been a while.

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MD-CARIB: Day 2, 12/06/17, 33nm

We’re off! Dropped the lines and motored out of the harbor this morning at 07:20 into the Chesapeake.

Yesterday, we skipped lunch and finished our last minute preparations, stowed the provisions, topped up the fuel and water, dropped the rental car off in Philly, and returned just in time to grab dinner at The Granary. Crab cakes on salad while competing against the locals at trivia. Last land shower, IPA and in my comfy sleeping bag by 11pm.

This morning I woke up to the engines starting and came on deck. I immediately went back below to put on extra ski pants, sweater, jacket, hat and gloves. Brrrr! We quickly gave the boat a Hawaiian blessing and were off the dock at 7:20 motoring into light headwinds against the current. A Bald Eagle flew right over our bow as we nosed out of the harbor, so that’s gotta be a good sign at the beginning of our voyage!

At 10am we realized the batteries weren’t charging, so we pulled out of the shipping channel, shut off the engines and drifted while testing the engines’ alternators. No output! But Chris quickly put two and two together and realized what that object was he found in the bilge yesterday. It was a coil plug that belonged on the alternator! He replaced that and we were back up and charging, motoring into the channel with only a ten minute delay.

Now we are motoring under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in 15 knots of wind off the beam, the sun is finally out, it’s warming up and we are seriously thinking about putting the sails up and shutting off these noisy engines.

It feels great to be on our way!

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MD-CARIB: Day 1, 12/05/17, 0 nm

Here’s our first post on the voyage south on Kalanikai, Chris’s new Catana 50 Sailing Cat.

Chris’ plan is to sail the boat from the East Coast US, through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific to Hawaii in 4 segments. So this is the first segment (and probably the least enjoyable as we reposition down the East Coast in December) but I’m really looking forward to it!

The Crew:
Chris and Cheryl are Captain/Co-Captain
Gary and Patty are able crew
Adam is stow/away and helm help

The Route:
Georgetown Yacht Basin, MD to The Bahamas, Caribbean.

I flew in yesterday to join the flurry of last minute preparations, running Iridium cable, GenSet troubleshooting, and random small stuff.

Today we’re pretty much ready to go, but with gale force winds forecast and a thick Gulfstream to cross, we adjusted our departure to tomorrow morning. Looking like the inshore route for now and cross the Stream further south.

So to kill time, Chris and Gary worked on fixing the forward port berth sink pump while I drove 3 hours to grab a compression tester for the GenSet. Maybe we can get that thing going after all! But with two other reliable engines and alternators, the GenSet will by no means delay our departure. We’re pretty much nit-picking at this point! The boat is clean and in very good shape! She’s beautiful!

The girls are out provisioning at Costco grabbing meat, veggies, miscellaneous other and ten cases of beer. The Cuban Rum already on board should hold out for the six day trip.

Since Chris installed the new Iridium Go! satellite modem, we’ll have the ability to grab comprehensive weather updates, communicate with our shore based weather guru and confidently plan our way through the winter weather. And (bonus!) we’ll also have the ability to post updates here at SailorsLifeForMe.com!

Hopefully, if everything works correctly, the next post will be around noon tomorrow, sailing out of the Chesapeake Bay!

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Added New Page: Decal Boat Name


I applied new vinyl decals after painting the hull. Here’s how Siren got her Hailing Port and Vessel Name:

Maintenance -> Hull Paint Gelcoat Varnish -> Decal Boat Name

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Added a Cal 39 Forum with Owner’s List

Add your name to the Owner’s List to grow our community! Communication is through the forum. After registering, your email address will remain hidden to all other users.

Owner’s List: http://sailorslifeforme.com/cal-39-owners-list/

Cal 39 Forum: http://sailorslifeforme.com/forums/cal-39-forum/

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Added New Trip: 2017-05 Greece!

Our Hobbit, anchored in the Dodecanese Islands, Greece

Our Hobbit, anchored in the Dodecanese Islands, Greece

Here’s our trip in Greece, sailing around the Dodecanese Islands on a Bareboat Charter by Istion. Tips, weather, costs and tons of photos!

Trips –> 2017-05: Greece
Trips –> 2017-05: Greece –> Arrival
Trips –> 2017-05: Greece –> Day 1
Trips –> 2017-05: Greece –> …
Trips –> 2017-05: Greece –> Day 7

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Added New Page: Get Your Captain’s License

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How to get your USCG OUPV, Near Coastal (6 pack) License, every step of the way.

Ship Management –> Commercial Ops –> Get Your Captain’s License

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Added New Page: Spinnaker Tutorial

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Check out how Siren deploys and douses her Spinnaker. Tips to make it better? Please comment, email or just tell me in person next time you’re on the boat :)

Racing -> Crew Resources -> Spinnaker Tutorial

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2016 Expenses Page Added.

Quicken Report: 2016 Yearly Expenses, $11360

Quicken Report: 2016 Yearly Expenses, $11360

$11,360 spent on slip fees, haul-out for bottom paint and keel repair, registration/insurance, and various other tidbits.

Ship Management -> Expenses/Cost -> 2016 Costs

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Added New Page: Spinnaker Mistakes

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Racing -> Crew Resources -> Spinnaker Mistakes

A list of mistakes made in past races. Never to be duplicated! (Right?)   :)

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Added New Page: Barient 32 Winch Maintenance

The internals

I already disassembled and lubed the Main Winch (Barient 23) last year, but this year my port side jib winch started getting funky. High friction and a high pitched squeal when spinning fast. While disassembling, it turned out to be a rusty bearing. Here’s how I made the repair:

Maintenance -> Deck Hardware -> Winch Maintenance

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Re-Posting the Top Paint Page

Awlgrip is the bomb

I’ve been getting lots of interest in the Awl Grip application pics and vids on my how-to page. If you are wondering if you can just roll on Awlgrip (with no tipping) for top paint with a mirror shine… yes you can! Just gotta get that reducer juuuust right for the humidity and temperature.

Check the Top Paint page for details, cost, methods, pics and videos:
Maintenance -> Paint Gelcoat Oil Varnish -> Top Paint

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Added New Page: Hull Repair – Severe

It soaked water for 5 days before hauling out

I smacked a sunken barge, patched it temporarily and waited for the next haul-out.
But then I ran aground and snapped a piece of the keel off requiring an emergency haul-out.
Here’s how I fixed both repairs.

Maintenance -> Paint Gelcoat Oil Varnish -> Hull Repair – Severe

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Added New Trip, 2016-07: Maui

Trips -> 2016-07: Maui

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Added Donation Button for Repairs. Help Keep Siren Afloat!

Repairs

A yellow donation button has been added to the upper right of the page. If you’d like to contribute $10, $20, or $100 to help pay for repairs, now there’s an easy way using Paypal’s secure method.

Credit Card or Paypal accepted.

See Maintenance -> Donate for Repairs for a list of most recent repairs and costs. Thanks for the help!

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Added Siren Quiz #1 to the Crew Resources page

Racing -> Crew Resources

Siren Quiz #1: 22 questions on basic terminology, points of sail and basic maneuvers.
Siren Quiz #1

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2016-07 Sailing Schedule

July 2016 Sailing Schedule

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New PHRF Certificate

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Siren is now a legitimate racer. Just received the official PHRF certificate from US Sailing today! Here’s the process in case you are getting your own boat race ready:

Racing -> Get A PHRF Cert

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Added Captain’s Log

Ship Management -> Spreadsheets

MasterLogSnap

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2016-06 Sailing Schedule

2016-06 Schedule

2016-06 Schedule

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2016-06 Sailing Schedule

2016-06 Schedule

2016-06 Schedule

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Added Schematic to Sail Cover

This schematic fits my new full-battened main sail perfectly.

Here are the details: Cost, ordering parts, materials, techniques and dimensions for a Cal 39 Main Sail Cover:
Maintenance -> Canvas Work -> Sail Cover

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Added Ala Wai Race Info Page

Are you an Oahu sailor? Come join the races! It’s every week (rain or shine or heavy weather, if there’s water in the channel, we race!), it’s free, and it’s really fun:

CoverPhotoRacing -> Ala Wai Race Info

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2016-05 Sailing Schedule

2016-05 Sailing Schedule

2016-05 Sailing Schedule

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Added 2016 Pokai Race Page

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Racing -> Race Results -> 2016-04-09: Pokai

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Added “Previous” and “Next” Page Navigation

No more scrolling back to the menu to click the next page. If you are checking out The Big Island Trip, just click the “Next” button to go from Day 1 to Day 2, etc.

(Desktop only. Still gotta work through the menu on your phone. Or just switch to the Desktop verson at the bottom of the page…)

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Moved “Expenses / Cost” Page

Expenses and Cost is now located under the Ship Management menu.

Ship Management -> Expenses / Cost

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Updated Vessel Registration Page

a href=”http://sailorslifeforme.com/ship-management/registration/” target=”_blank”>Registration>Registration Number

Ship Management -> Registration

I found a newer, easier way to pay the yearly USCG Registration fee:
US Coast Guard Registration Renewal at www.pay.gov (My personal preference):
Go to www.pay.gov and search for “USCG Renewal”. As of 2016, the correct form was DHSCGATP. It’s very simple and intuitive, no pdfs or printing required. Just fill out the boxes, clicking the Continue button through the payment section (Bank account, Debit or Credit card payments only) to the Submit and Confirmation sections. Done. I received my new Registration Certificate 27 days after clicking Submit.

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Added 11 more pages to Race Results

Racing -> Race Results -> 2015-08-19: Keehi Lagoon
Racing -> Race Results -> 2015-08-21: Ala Wai
Racing -> Race Results -> 2015-08-28: Ala Wai
Racing -> Race Results -> 2015-09-02: Keehi
Racing -> Race Results -> 2015-09-04: Ala Wai
Racing -> Race Results -> 2015-10-07: Keehi
Racing -> Race Results -> 2015-10-21: Keehi
Racing -> Race Results -> 2015-10-28: Keehi
Racing -> Race Results -> 2015-11-05: Keehi
Racing -> Race Results -> 2015-12-11: Ala Wai
Racing -> Race Results -> 2015-12-18: Ala Wai

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Added 2015 Total Costs

Expenses / Cost –> 2015 Costs

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Removed “Tips and Tricks” Menu Item

Moved “Onboard Cooking” to it’s own Menu.

Moved “Climb the Mast” to the Maintenance->Sails and Rigging->Climb the Mast.

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Added Newer Perkins Engine Manual For Download

Maintenance –> Engine –> Perkins Manual

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2016 Race Hawaii Race Calendar

Here is the official Hawaii Yacht Racing Accociation Calendar of sailing races. Siren will be attending as many as possible!

HYRA-2016-Calendar

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Added New Page: “Fresh Water Gauge”

Water Gauge

Maintenance -> Plumbing -> Fresh Water Gauge

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Updated the Guests / Crew page

Added photos to Guests / Crew.

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Added 4 more pages to Race Results

Racing –> Race Results –> 2015-07-29: Keehi Lagoon
Racing –> Race Results –> 2015-07-31: Ala Wai
Racing –> Race Results –> 2015-08-05: Keehi Lagoon
Racing –> Race Results –> 2015-08-07: Ala Wai

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Added New Page “Fuel Level Sender Unit”

Maintenance –> Engine –> Fuel Level Sender Unit

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Added New Trip “08/2015: Maui”

Trips –> 08/2015: Maui

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Added Captain’s Log to Trips Page

Trips

Captain's Log from Jan 17. 2013 to Sep 7, 2015.

Captain’s Log from Jan 17. 2013 to Sep 7, 2015.

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Updated the Trips page

Siren's voyages from 2013 to 2015

Siren’s voyages from 2013 to 2015

 

Trips

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Added New Trip “05/2015: Pokai Bay”

Trips –> 05/2015: Pokai Bay

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Added a Simplified Charging Diagram to the Electrical Diagrams Page

Added this Simplified Charging Diagram to Maintenance -> Electrical -> Electrical Diagrams

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Added Page: “Questions and Answers”

If you have any questions about living aboard, electrical systems, engine work, living without refrigeration or anything at all, just comment on the Questions and Answers page.

If you’re shy, keep it private and email: 1978cal39@gmail.com

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Added to the “Racing” Page

Racing: Compiled all of Siren’s race results in one location, plus added a graph of Siren’s Performance. Sure are a lot of DFLs, DSQs and DNFs, haha!

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