ZDD: Pre-Halloween Lights

October 1, 2011

Getting some pre-Halloween lights setup on my sailboat Zippety Doh Dah. Hoping to add some outlines of the cabin in orange, haul a lighted plastic candle up the mast, and find a light up ghost to man the tiller. I will post more pictures when I get more setup

ZDD: Time for a new headsail setup

August 15, 2011

I am having tons of fun with my new toy zzZippety Doh Dah, however after piloting Neptune’s Car for a few hours the race bug has bitten me. There is nothing like screaming along the water with the wind trying to rip your hair off and the sails straining to get away from the rigging!

Unplugging the fuel system on an outboard motor

August 3, 2011

zzZippety Doo Dah has a 7.5 horse power Honda outboard hanging off the transom. In the past this motor has been solid, firing up after one or two pulls on the cable.  The past two times I have taken it out however, the motor had all sorts of issues staying running at low RPMs. The

New Toy: North American Spirit 23 – zzZippety Doo Dah

July 27, 2011

This post is well overdue, by a couple of months actually…sorry. A few years back I became interested in sailboats when a friend began looking for one, and my aunt began telling me stories of her time living aboard a sailboat. I started doing some research of my own and after several months I came

Piloting Neptune’s Car

July 24, 2011

This evening I received a pleasure few will have, the chance to pilot the beautiful award winning racing sailboat Neptune’s Car. Neptune’s Car is a beautiful 1989 Santa Cruz 70′ racing sailboat designed by Bill Lee for racing from California to Hawaii. Neptune’s Car has won awards at races an she is fast! When she