Self-steering, Upgrades

Is this all pointless?

One has to sometimes question why! Why build a vane for a boat that is never headed offshore? Why build a vane in a life where this damned lock-down stretches interminably on? Why waste time, energy and cash on a dead-end dream? Perhaps one measure of a person’s life is the ability to engage in frivolous projects when perhaps there …


Maintenance, Upgrades

Adding a remote motor start

Up until now I’ve had to shoot down the companionway stairs to start the motor, followed by a mad rush out to reduce throttle [motor won’t start unless full throttle is engaged] and check water flow. Then, if the motor happened to die while motoring [always in the tight confines of the marina of course], a panic rush down the …