In the spring of 2014 adapted an aircraft Astrocompass, for use at sea. https://empiricusembarks.com/2014/06/22/if-it-cannot-be-bought-it-must-be-built/ I did this by gutting an old Wood Freeman Autopilot compass, which was gimbal mounted. Then replaced the magnetic compass works, with a standard astrocompass mount. Then Samantha and I packed the works up to the Arctic, where Empiricus lay waiting […]Read more "A Gimbaled Astrocompass Experiment"
thank you for spending this year with us aboard Empiricus! We have enjoyed sharing and receiving your feedback as we explored the Northwest Passage. This year will be no less amazing and we are grateful for your interest! Merry Christmas to you all and God bless 2015! Jesse and Samantha sv EmpiricusRead more "Merry Christmas!"
“STORMR” Product review from a sailors perspective. By Capt. Jesse Osborn and the crew of SV Empiricus. 2012-2014 In 2012, I was preparing to sail the fabled Northwest Passage. Having the right foul weather gear was going to be important. As I discussed this with a friend, he told me about this new company called […]Read more "2 SEASONS IN THE ARCTIC WITH “STORMR” An equipment review, by the crew of Empiricus"
Joining us as a guest or crew member could be a great way to explore the lifestyle if global cruising under sail, without cutting ties to shore. It is also a great, one of a kind vacation, like no other you can find. We tend to stay off the beaten path and you can join […]Read more "Join us in Greenland July 2015!"