Chinese Flexible Solar Panel Alternatives

After calculating our boat’s electrical needs, I realized I needed to add some solar panels to Alchemy. We already have two 90W rigid panels, but more would certainly help all that iCharging for Angry Birds. A visit to my “go to” place for research, sailing forums, uncovered several sailors using newer flexible solar panels that […]

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What Sails Should You Take Cruising?

While preparing for an extended cruise or passage, one important consideration is going to be what sails you are going to decide to take. Being away from home for so long, and making sure you have room to stuff in all the oreos and legos, you aren’t going to be able to take lots of […]

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Microfiber Pack Towels for Sailing

Cruising with three young children, a staple of everyday, often several times a day, is swimming. Where there is swimming on a sail boat, there are wet towels hanging from the lifelines. Tiring the boys with swimming is an important part of our daily sanity, but it sure does suck to have big wet beach […]

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How to Embed Google Spreadsheets in WordPress

Google Docs and Spreadsheets offer an easy way to embed them in a webpage using an iFrame. You just copy and past the text into your site, whatever it’s built with, and voila.

Trouble is they look like crap.

There is a better way though, depending on what CMS you are using.

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How Safe is the Caribbean?

Last week, a British man was murdered on the Caribbean of St Lucia. I’ll be honest, that scared me a little. In about 9 months, I am taking my wife and three boys to the Caribbean, and had pondered St Lucia on our itinerary. Can I keep them safe? Since the incident, there has been […]

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