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.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

1/2 Marathon

OK, so I haven't done any running since about 1979, but what the heck, I signed up for the Seattle Marathon held on Nov 30.
This gives me about 9 1/2 weeks. (quick flash back to 1986 Phoenix AZ)

Before signing up and committing myself, I did two short runs around the neighborhood at a nice slow pace. Mona joined me on the second run. I didn't have any trouble running 20min without stopping so I went out an bought a pair of running shoes.

This morning I ran to work. It is about 2 miles and took me about 30min.
I feel fine, we will see how things are after I run home.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Best place to start is with my website at

Thought it was time to add more than just sailing to my blog.

More to come.