After a pleasant day of Moose spotting, story telling and pulling over to let cars pass. We rolled down the Homer Spit and Parked at the Salty Dog. The Tater Made Er….. Stevo wanted to show me some museums, he has taken field trips to. So thats what we did. After a fun day of […]Read more "Slow Rumble to Homer"
Our last night in Seward was a busy one. We had a few projects to wrap up before we hit the road this morning. My truck, the “Mashed Potato” was chomping at the bit, to haul our precious load. Shes’ not a looker, but shes’ a runner! Jason.. You rock. I will see you in […]Read more "“Mashed Potato” takes to the road"
Since leaving the slope May 20 and landing in Anchorage, it has been a non stop blast of energy amongst the crew of Empiricus. A long punch list sat before us as the time ticked away. The name of the game was “Checklist”. With a checklist in hand, mountains can be moved. without. Mountains can […]Read more "5 day scramble"
Crew member and Ships Carpenter Dan Duame has been hard at it this spring. Building the tender for Empiricus and its finally complete. Dan left the naming of her to me. An honer I truly appreciate. After long deliberation and waiting for the right name to come to mind. A clever snippet of inspiration lead […]Read more "Presenting SV “Scarlet Letter” Built By Dan Duame"
Today in Palmer Alaska, Dan Duame puts the final touches on the dinghy Its is almost ready for rigging! Meanwhile in Prudhoe Bay, the 2012 Ice charts are being studied and reviewed. They will be used as a baseline comparison for the 2013 Voyage.Read more "Sailing Dinghy Gets Paint and Ice Charts are compiled."
Well if you don’t already know, the Crew of Empiricus will be attempting a passage that has never been done in history. Route 1 East as it is called is the Eastbound route through McClure Straight. We do not yet know if conditions will be favorable for this passage but we plan to give it […]Read more "High Arctic Fuel Depot"
One of the great conserns in sailing history, is water. Good clean water. Many voyages have been doomed by tainted water supplies, contributing to sickness and obviously dehydration. Of course the modern answer to this dilemma is to purchase or build a “Water-maker” or reverse osmosis membrane, fed by a high pressure pump. There are […]Read more "Clean Water Transfer System by Capt. Osborn"