During the 2013 voyage, Empiricus carried a heavier load than she ever has (so far as I know, that is.) Usually her weight in the slings sits at 35000 pounds. This year, when hauling out in Cambridge Bay, the crane recorded her at 38000 pounds. That’s minus a crew of five, all their personal gear […]Read more "A loaded boat, a leaky rudderpost and a weary bilge pump."
If it cannot be bought, it must be built. Behind the scenes of any successful voyage is a mountain of preparation. The 2014 exit of the Northwest Passage is no exception to that need. And, seeing as the clock never stops ticking, I had a few important projects that were due. Wedged in between late […]Read more "If it cannot be bought. It must be built."