Category Archives: Boat Details

Iron Lady Gets the Treatment

After 4 years and something over 20,000 miles at sea, it was time for Iron Lady to head to the yard for some well deserved service and preventative maintenance work. I thought a list of the work we did and … Continue reading

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Chart Table Update

I have been working with the Chart Table page (and the Mapmarker API plugin) for a bit now and I am beginning to get the hang of it. What I try and do is keep the map scale as displayed … Continue reading

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Changes in Lattitudes

It has been interesting to note how we manage the boat (specifically power) in British Columbia vs the tropics. In the tropics, Deb and I were quite happy at anchor at night with the salon door and the master stateroom … Continue reading

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More on Chart Table

I just added some more on Port Sidney Marina. You can visit the post from the main menu or you can click on the stick pin on the Chart Table page and arrow down on the pop up to access … Continue reading

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Scanning Sonar Issue

Our procedure while the boat has been sitting in Hawaii is to exercise all the systems to keep things operational and identify and fix any problems before its time to depart for Alaska. In the process, we started to get … Continue reading

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Third Times Lucky

Lots of thoughts on the traditional origin of this phrase. I quote Wikipedia: “Why is the third time lucky? Again, we don’t know. There are a few suggestions. The most common is that it alludes to the belief that, under … Continue reading

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Scanning Sonar Update

We have had 3 full cruising seasons and about 18000 nautical miles aboard Iron Lady now. We have seen a wide variety cruising situations from a circumnavigation of New Zealand to Fiji, Tonga, and French Polynesia. We initially thought our … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2013

Still back in Fatu Hiva on my posts but caught this image recently and thought it would be of interest given the season. Hope all of you nauti guys and gals have been nice and that something special (maybe an … Continue reading

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