Oro Bay Weekend Trip

February 19, 2024

It had been too long. Too long since Shadow got out to stretch her sails. July of 2023 was the last real trip she had, and I had been itching to get back out on the open waters and adventure. Many hours were spent getting Shadow ship shape, in the week leading up to the

I nearly destroyed my sailboat’s electrical system when switching to lithium batteries!

February 3, 2024

Last summer, while doing a raft up with S/V Meili, the aft cabin battery bank suddenly, and unexpectedly gave up the ghost. I had recently performed all the maintenance tasks on the batteries, and believed everything to be good. When I pulled open the aft battery compartment I was horrified to find two bulging batteries,

New Toy: 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

October 5, 2023

There is nothing quite as sexy on a vehicle to me as good curves…. For quite some time, I have wanted a second generation Dodge Ram pickup. I just get excited when I see all the curves on the front. Since moving out of town, we have been doing a lot of projects that involve