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Resuscitating Foul Weather Gear Quickly // Waterproofing Outdoor Wear

My foul weather gear is so important to me; it keeps me dry, comfortable, and safe while sailing. It's also an expensive investment. I decided I wanted to extend the life of my foul weather gear, and resuscitate an older jacket as a backup for really wet days when I ...
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Captain’s Sailing Bag Additions // Binoculars, Solar Charger, Head Lamp

Weighing the need for equipment versus the sheer weight of my sailing bag; three more items made the cut and are now staples in my every day carry captain's sailing bag; I added binoculars, a head lamp, and a solar charger. In my work as a sailboat captain, there are ...
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Repairing a Broken $140 Accent Kayak Paddle for $15

Last weekend we decided to teach ourselves how to conduct the self-assist and the "T" methods of re-entering your kayak when you fall in the water, and Bill broke his $140 Accent kayak paddle. We decided to repair rather than replace the carbon paddle. Here's how we fixed his broken ...
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Testing the Kestrel 2500 Wind and Weather Meter

Measuring Wind Speed Uses: Sailing, Drones, Shooting, Farming, Fire Fighting, and More I have always wanted a wind meter. While I've historically relied on "feel" to gauge wind strength, or estimated wind speed by observing wave height, I do want to know how accurate my calculations are. What I really ...
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Manatees Visiting Our Dock // Meeting My Prehistoric Threatened Neighbors in the Cypress Swamp

The mystery of manatees - mistaken for mermaids by Columbus and seafarers and related to dugongs and elephants - continued as we realized our visitors kept to a daily schedule as we observed them for weeks on end this summer. How We Got To Observe Them This summer, we had ...
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How To Remove Dents From Soft Wood Floors // Heat and Steam

Protecting your soft wood floors doesn't always work; sometimes you drop something and make a dent. Here's how to either lessen the appearance of that dent, or, remove it nearly completely. Heat and Steam My floors are cypress, that is even softer than pine, which is notoriously soft. Dog claws, ...
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