It’s been a while since I posted, but that doesn’t mean nothing has been happening about the good ship Nereus. Last reported, I was installing the new boomkin with arch. That went well. Upon completion, I had to revisit the new bowsprit. When I installed that, the riser I built was about a half inch […]
In honor of Fleet Week and welcoming the Navy to San Pedro for festivities, we did what every cruising sailor who likes to be alone would do: we left. We set sail Saturday late morning, deciding to head out to Catalina, where we knew our chances of picking up a mooring were slim and […]
A lot has been happened aboard Nereus. First, we’ve moved back to Yacht Haven, and as such are back in the Port of Los Angeles. Things at our marina in Marina Del Rey began deteriorating quickly and my daughter wasn’t coming to the boat much any more, so I decided to go back where the bathrooms are […]
A couple weeks ago, the First Mate and ye ol’ cap’n were going through some more lockers — essentially throwing out more useless crap. Another “Found on the Boat” find! We came across our canal passes from when we transited the entire length of the Erie Canal. Before throwing them overboard, I decided to […]
I’ve gone without an open flame grill since we mothballed Nereus back in 2007. Tonight, we fired up the old Magma BBQ with some rib eye steaks we bought at Sprouts in San Pedro. Our Magma Marine Kettle has been used and abused. The regulator is shot, the flame screen had holes in it and […]
For as much of a technologist as I am, with hi-tech gadgets being so pervasive in my life and work, there’s nothing I enjoy more than making a hand-crafted cup of coffee aboard my old-fashioned, manually operated sailboat! Good morning — life is great!
Boat life is an interesting social experiment. It is one that is both a complete waste of time, yet one that is completely fulfilling. During the weeks filling the spaces between my brief time aboard, I usually plan to do and ACCOMPLISH a laundry list of boat items including A, B, C, D, E, F […]
Found these from Binga’s prime cruising days – as in, when she was two! Compared to regular fork she uses now, for scale.
First meal aboard in 7 years. Not Gourmet by any stretch, but who cares! Let’s eat!!!
First meal aboard coming right up!