Captain


About Captain

Over 10 years sailing and over 3500 miles under our keel. Was an engineer (EE) for over 30 years, then after moving into management, decided that the corporate world was no longer for me. Ran my wife's law office for 15 years and recently retired. Now we live aboard and sail the California coast, soon to leave for the Sea of Cortez.


It looks like hurricane Laura is about to slam into the Texas/Louisiana coast this evening. She’s a category four right now but is intensifying. Prayers to all that are sticking around and wishing the best to those that fled! This is from the NOAA site:“Laura has become a very powerful […]

Hurricane Laura and Galveston Live Webcam


Sea of Cortez
We almost made it to the Sea of Cortez this year, but with all this virus craziness, we opted to stay in the U.S. until things quieted down.  There were also some issues with the boat, so it has been good to have the additional time to get things done. […]

Sea of Cortez This Year???




Last week I realized that it was time to do the 250 hour maintenance to our new diesel. We had actually gone over a few hours, but we were close. The maintenance is pretty easy and consists of changing filters, changing o-rings, change the belt, and a few other odds […]

Strange Problem With the Diesel


About a week ago, we returned from a five-day mini vacation in Dana Point Harbor. Over the years, we have enjoyed staying at anchor in Dana Point Harbor a few times. When we bought our first sailboat, a 26 foot Columbia, it was berthed at a marina in Dana Point […]

Five Days in Dana Point