Thursday, June 30, 2016

I'm back!

Feels good to be back on the water!

I have been working on the Jolly Roger for over 2 years.  The old 90hp engine gave up the ghost.  I guess the rebuild job I paid for in El Salvador didn't hold up very long.

I removed the old and put in new.  I am going to write a separate blog on that subject!

The Jolly Roger sails again!

Monday, March 8, 2010


It is 7:30am and I am getting ready to ride my bike to work when my cell phone rings from an unknown number.
Now that my not be unusual to some, but for me that is odd to say the least, so I pick up instead of letting it go to the answering machine.

It's the owner of the slip where Jolly Roger is supposedly safely tied to the dock in Puerto Vallarta. When I hear the word Tsunami, my heart skips a beat. Well, turns out that the Tsunami caused some big tide shifts, high tide to low tide in 15 minutes, over and over again. I guess the 20yr old pilings just couldn't take it and it was reported that half the pilings in PV were damage including the ones on the Jolly Roger dock.

"No noticeable damage" "moved to a safe spot" is what I hear after I calm down.
So I am off to Puerto Vallarta to check on the Jolly Roger.
Another check list to write, packing list to fill. I keep thinking good thoughts for the JR, I am sure she is just fine and I imagine that she was just trying to head to Hawaii ahead of schedule.

I am so glad to be leaving from a location with a all the services within walking distance and a rebuilt motor, fixed fuel tank, new hoses, and propane line. While El Salvador was an adventure, trying to leave was an exhaustive experience.

So one trip down to PV before the final one way flight. Wish I had more time to spend going through all the systems again, vacation time is in high demand with low supply.
Turns out for this trip I will be there the same time as my friends CB, Tawn, and Dan'O.
Meeting friends in other countries is always the makings for a good time.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 almost over?

Where does the time go? 2009 is almost over.

There is 130 days left till the Jolly Roger sets sail for Hawaii!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Thought I would share a little about my work life.
I am currently working on a new line of power converters, code named "Magneto"

I really like the early stages of development where you get to be creative and come up with lots of new and interesting ideas. There will probably be a patent application or two.

I can't share much of the details on the project at this point. I will share as it is released.

Thanks for following my blog,

Marathon training Week 2

Training is going good. I ran 4 miles in 47 minutes this morning. I will be doing a 5 mile run on Saturday, 6 miles the next week, 8 the following, and up and up. I will be doing over 20 miles total per week soon.

My new shoes are great, not looking forward to getting them wet when the rain comes in later this week.

When I get that camera I will share some photos of my running trail.

This week I will buy a heart monitor watch so I can better track my training level.

See you on the trail,

Jolly Roger plans

Update on the Jolly Roger:

She is still in Peruto Vallarta. I did a short visit last month and will be back down to check on her and pay my moorage fee the first weekend in December.
I will finish up the fuel tank leak repair and continue on the list of Things To Do.

The target date for leaving for Hawaii is June 1. I have two experience sailors who have shown interest in the 1st leg of the trip. The plan is to re-provision and re-crew in Hawaii and after a short cruise in the islands, make for the Pacific NW.

I will take some photos in December!

Capt Dave

Monday, September 29, 2008

Marathon Training

Here is my training plan. If you could read it, you would see that I ran 3 miles in 33minutes this morning and 4 miles on Saturday.
I have a 5 mile run scheduled for later this week. My goal it to run it in less than an hour.
This training gives me something else to concentrate on beside the sliding stock market, failure or our finanical institutions and political machine.