At last I've got my license application ready to go - last week I finished the few remaining tasks needed to complete my training book (including the bilge pipeline diagram shown, which the engineer helped me figure out down in the engine room; as it turns out, things start to make sense if you stare … Continue reading Ready for the REC
The other day the mate and I spliced the ends of a new plasma line we'll use for barge work. The line is braided twelve-strand and incredibly strong, and probably the strongest part of the splice is where we double the bitter end of the line back through itself, forming a sort of Chinese finger … Continue reading Handiwork
There is nothing I love more than simply exploring a new place, be it an entirely different continent, or just dusty little corners of a town I thought I already knew. I give you the Port of Tacoma:
In October 2009 I quit my job, moved out of my apartment, and started going to sea. Since then I have not had a place to call my own - I stay with friends or family in Washington, Oregon, and California; otherwise I'm working (i.e. living) on a boat. Which is why it is so … Continue reading Home?