Showing posts from April, 2015

Quick and Cheap Chart Organization

 When I redesigned the Navigation Station it reduced the storage available under the desktop.  Now I found that the Items I kept under there before just didn't fit now.  Besides, I always hated lifting the desktop to rummage around and find the chart I wanted.  I needed a way to keep my charts outside of the desk, easily accessible, but not in the way. Enter Office Depot.  They had these wall pockets (a set of 3) on sale for less that $20, and I figured they would fill the bill.  I mean, the Nav station is my office in the boat... right? These are REALLY easy to install.... first, figure out where you want it to hang... Mark and drill the 2 holes needed, then take some stainless steel screws the right length and screw them in, until they are about 1/8 inch out. After hanging the first set, I found that they rattled a bit, because the bottoms are not screwed in.  No problem though.  I just use my favorite all purpose stuff for the boat... Butyl Tape! Just

The Grand adventure Part 2...

I left as early as I could from James Island, but I had to wait for the Fog to clear enough that it would be safe. I was finally able to leave about 10:30 or so. Just about week out... time to get more Ice!  I did have a mission to accomplish along the way... remember when I paid for that Ice in La Conner, but forgot to get it from the machine?  Well I was getting low on Ice and I knew what I had wouldn't last a week, no matter how nice this cooler is (the Ice I started with lasted for 6 days, and I still had about a quarter to half of that left... not too bad!).  So I had to make a stop along the way to Blakely Island general Store and Marina to get some more.  It wasn't too far out of the way to Clark Island which was the next stop on the tour...It was a really nice store, and the dock made it easy to get to...  I was a little shocked when someone on the power boat ahead of me on the dock said they were impressed that I could Dock Dulcinea so smoothly all by myself.