Learning about Dinghy-Tow – an option to towing or davits

| September 17, 2014

A small Canadian company called Davron Marine Products has an innovative stainless steel, block and line option for half lifting and half towing an inflatable dinghy for boating. Their Dinghy-Tow system looks simple and do-able. I’ve been pondering adding davits that would work with our Cape Horn self-steering gear for Encore since 2012. What ever […]

Re-looking at dinghy davits for Encore

| August 22, 2013

I’ve come full circle in researching the best way to keep the price down and our Zodiac inflatable easily available when sailing Encore (or eventual a new lightweight RIB – AB or Walker Bay). The best davit option was to have a custom welded stainless steel (or aluminum) system made in order to hold not […]

Just archiving a doodle while holding on the phone

| February 20, 2012

Who doesn’t spend their time on hold doodling whatever is on their mind? Today I found myself contemplating Mark’s comments this weekend regarding forgoing the Kingston davits I posted on the other day and considering a custom  for Encore and our existing Zodiac … as well as the eventual AB inflatable. I started to think […]

Even thinking about sailboat projects is getting costly

| February 19, 2012

After trying a few do-it-yourself repairs on our old Zodiac, I gave up last week and took it to Gator at Lifeline Marine. He did the same soap check and visual inspection with me there, but couldn’t find the air leak either … although he did comment on the aging fabric, sun damage and many […]

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.