10 Year Plan: Annapolis Boat Show 2015

Posted on Tue 13 October 2015 in Sailing • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Sailing, Boat Show

What a great way to spend a few days of vacation! Annapolis in October is beautiful, and the boat show is amazing.

I learned a lot, and will plan to go again in the future. Someday, I'll get to attend on my own boat.

Here are all the pictures I …

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10 Year Plan: Annapolis Boat Show Day 1

Posted on Fri 09 October 2015 in Sailing • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Sailing, Boat Show

I'm using my vacation time this year to check out the Annapolis Boat Show. I drove up yesterday, 10/8/15, and hit the show early this morning.

To be honest, I was almost as excited for the long drive as I was for the boat show. I love long …

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Day of the Dead Party Costume Plans

Posted on Sat 19 September 2015 in Sewing • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Sewing

My plan is a dark vest with a themed lining, long sleeve shirt, and dark pants. To tie it all together, I found these great masks on ebay.


The first one is fairly tradition, well made and very comfortable. Thanks seller ktn.cybermart for offering these. The second is just …

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Living the Life: Curtis Westsail

Posted on Sat 22 August 2015 in Sailing

I ran across the Curtis Westsail channel on youtube a few months ago, and quickly felt I'd found a kindred spirit. Writing at Live Aboard Boats, and posting videos on his youtube channel, Captain Curt has been sharing his adventure as he struggles to free himself from the normal cycle …

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"Beyond the West Horizon" by Eric and Susan Hiscock

Posted on Sat 25 July 2015 in Sailing

I ran across the film by Eric and Susan Hiscock narrating their three plus year circumnavigation in the early '50's.

The film has great historic images and events. Around the 20 minute mark, they visit the Panama Canal, and it's a fascinating look at cargo and trade transport now more …

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Birthday Books

Posted on Fri 12 June 2015 in 10 Year Plan • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Books

I spent a birthday gift certificate on books. Couple of sailing guides, a book about knots, and the Chapman piloting and seamanship 67th edition.

Great stuff and looking forward to reading each one.

Sailing books
Sailing books

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Prius Display Fix

Posted on Sat 16 May 2015 in Technology

Since I added an aftermarket stereo to my car, the center display hasn't been displaying. The issue is the Prius expects the stock stereo to be plugged in, and if it doesn't see it, then it turns off certain features for the display. It still worked as a backup camera …

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Hawaiian Classics Shirt in Green

Posted on Sat 18 April 2015 in 10 Year Plan • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Sewing

I found a really cool green and white stripped seersucker fabric and had to do something with it. So I made another shirt using the Hawaiian Classics pattern. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'm getting the hang of collars finally.

I also went back and fixed the …

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VIM Move Line to End

Posted on Thu 16 April 2015 in Programming

I ran across another unbelievably useful VIM command today:


Moves the current line to the end of the file.


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Hawaiian Classic Shirt #2

Posted on Sun 05 April 2015 in 10 Year Plan • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Sewing

Time to start a new shirt. I purchased the Hawaiian Classics 220 shirt pattern from the Victoria Jones Collection. This is my first 'non-beginner' pattern. The instructions are great, and the construction is pretty straight forward. I did end up making several learning mistakes on the muslin, but the real …

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