Completed navigation panel

A few weeks ago I posted about redesigning the nav and electrical panel, and after a lot of planning and discussion, I made my final choices, placed orders, and submitted my front panel to be made. A week later everything arrived,...

/ February 17, 2018

Redesigning the nav and electrical panel

My navigation and electrical panel has been in need of an update for a while. In addition, I have never liked the electrical circuit layout, and am out of DC circuits. I have a general design of what I would...

/ January 21, 2018

Raymarine ITC-5 simplifies older ST instruments

I am always on the look out for ways to make my instruments more reliable on Grace. One of the last instruments left that I hadn't addressed was the Raymarine ST60 wind display. I came across the Raymarine ITC-5. It...

/ January 16, 2018

NavPod to PowerPod – saving the helm station

My helm station has always been an area of continued improvement. When I first bought Grace in 2015, she had no chart plotter or other instruments – only older Raymarine ST series depth and wind instruments.

/ November 25, 2017

T-Mobile international change will affect boaters

T-Mobile changed the unlimited benefit while roaming - the monthly data allowance has shrunk, and the speeds have dropped from LTE to 3G once you hit that limit. Boaters will be affected who use T-Mobile, as I do, out on...

/ October 17, 2017

Replacing the head – the crew’s favorite upgrade

One of the most hated bits of the boat is the head. Every boat I have owned has had a unique set of steps required to make sure things “work out” for everyone involved. I replaced the head with a...

/ October 12, 2017

Haul out, chart plotters, and a sail cover

Time to haul and paint and complete some other projects. Chart plotter installed along with a new Doyle sail cover.

/ August 10, 2017

Grace’s updated network for 2017

My sailboat network is quite extensive, and I made a lot of changes in 2017 including a radar arch, new instruments, updates to connectors and more.

/ June 13, 2017

Seattle to Friday Harbor and back with Cattle Pass drama

First long trip of the year included testing out a lot of new gear, as well as a scary 12 knot passage through Cattle Pass. All turned out well, and a visit to the San Juans was just what we...

/ June 6, 2017