They Think I’ve Lost My Mind

Person 1: “I haven’t seen Jeff in a while, what’s he been up to?”
Person 2: “He went nuts after being in the hospital.  He is giving away everything he owns and is buying a boat.”
Person 1: “What?! That is so fucking crazy. He has the house and everything.”
Person 2: “Crazy is exactly the right word.  It’s why I don’t hang out with him anymore.”

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How to make a cheap hot shower!

Jeff Thomas:

This is such an ingenious idea! I have been using pocket showers for years with backpacking, but this takes it to a whole new level. You could even fill this container with fresh water, leave it in the sun during the day, and voila… Warm shower in the evening without having to boil water!

Originally posted on Astrolabe Sailing:

Wildwood is too small to have a shower inside, so I got this great idea on a hot outdoor shower from a friend of mine.

Head down to your local hardware or gardening store and buy yourself a pressurised weed sprayer container – the one where you pump the handle to get the pressure up.

Check out the irrigation section and select a shower head – for watering plants, one where you can hold the handle down to turn the water on and off (to water the plants) – my one has got lots of different settings.

If the hose diameter is different (like mine was) then you need to get a fitting to step between sizes. Preferably something that isn’t going to go rusty. This was beyond my level of technical expertise, so I got all the shop assistants running around the different departments in the shop to come up…

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[VIDEO] Try to Find the Wind

I finally got the chance to get caught up on the videos. Here is the one from before I ended up in the hospital. This was filmed over the course of a weekend in Ventura.  I hope you enjoy! The track that Moshy put together for this one is superb! Continue reading

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The Return of a Sailing Icon

These boats are so majestic to watch. I hope I  one day find myself aboard a J-Class, even if it just a tour.  It looks as though I won’t be making it to any races in the near future as the last 2 J-Class events this year are in Europe and I have a boat of my own to find and buy. Maybe we will see them racing in the America’s cup one day.  
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