William Estep

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

New Radio Cabinet

I've had an idea for a while now to put up a panel or screen that ties various boat systems together and displays relavent information, such as location, boat speed, ais information...etc.

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Sunsets on the Boat

I haven't posted a sunset from the boat in a while. Nice evening on the bow reading a book.

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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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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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