William Estep

My journey to retire and sail. Writing, reading, technology, programming, photography, coffee, equality, sailing, and the oxford comma.

Coffee!

I'm surprised more of my posts aren't coffee. Nice fresh pot for some weekend boat work.

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Recent Travel Drinking

I haven't posted in a while, and want to get back to recording my thoughts and fun hobby activities.

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Rigging Repairs

Rigging repairs on the boat are done. Nothing major, I had a short list of items I wanted repaired/replaced. The secondary supports for the port and starboard spreaders, and the running backstays. All done and everything is looking great!

The work was done by Jason of Argonaut Rigging. Great …

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Ten Year Plan Number Plate

s/v Ten Year Plan received it's official number plate today. U.S. Coast Guard documented boats are assigned a lifetime documentation number. The requirements are the number be affixed to the interior of the boat in such a way as altering them would damage the numbers or the hull …

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Live Life

Vive la vida y deja vivir

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New Boat Arrives

My new Tender arrived today. So of course I had to set it up in my living room.

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Comfort Without the Bulk

When I was looking to redo the V-Berth on my boat, I researched mattress options, and ran across several 'under-mattress' systems and ended up going with the Froli Modular SleepSystems.

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Boat Renovations

Since purchasing the boat, I've been focusing on internal renovations and minor updates.

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Ten Year Plan Boat Cards

Thank you to Lindsay S. Powell Designs for the great boat cards. Another item checked off the list on the Ten Year Plan 🙂 I'm very happy with how they turned out.

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Amateur Radio – W4MTP

So part of the plan, along with learning sewing and canvas work, sailing, diesel repair…and many other things, I decided to get my amateur radio certifications to improve my communications options on the boat.

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