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You can see the solar panel mounted onto the dodger on Earendil and the smaller solar panel (x2) mounted to stanchion.

Wind, sun, and dinosaurs

You may have noticed that we have a lot of decisions to make regarding equipment on Shearwater.  For every decision, there are usually a number of possible solutions, and each solution comes with a few compromises such that the choice is rarely clear.  I take the opportunity when I can …


Decisions…bottom paint #2

For us, choosing an “environmentally-friendly” versus “traditional” paint really isn’t that hard of a choice.  We will do what we can to minimize our impact, and if that means we have to clean the bottom of our boat more often and/or haul out to repaint the bottom more frequently, then …