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Savannah Goes Skydiving!

March 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rand, Ellen & Zack getting ready to skydive Beginning with Zack, every one of our children has skydived once they were old enough. Savannah turned 18 last August but it wasn’t until we visited her at UC Berkeley this month that the perfect opportunity presented itself for her to join the [read more]

Catamaran Sunbrella Sunshade

February 19, 2017 // 4 Comments

To get ready for the South Pacific, we had a sunbrella sunshade made that covers the whole front of Golden Glow, reaching all the way back behind the mast to cover the salon roof. The shade keeps the inside of the boat so much cooler, and creates a whole new dimension to living space on the boat. [read more]

Our 1300 Watt Solar Upgrade

February 15, 2017 // 1 Comment

We love photovoltaic solar power. It  is silent, pollution-free and makes no odor. We don’t need to feed them fuel other than the sunshine we sail under most of the time anyway. Our old solar consisted of two BP Solar 80 watt panels on our davit arch and four BP Solar 45 watt panels on our [read more]

Dengue Vaccine May Be Near – in Final Phase 3 Human Trials

February 15, 2017 // 1 Comment

As we wrote about in another Dengue post two years ago, Dengue Fever is rampant in the Caribbean, there is no treatment or vaccine and it can be fatal. Last year, Nine people died from Dengue in the region of the San Blas in Panama where we are going to be in a few weeks. Now it seems, after more [read more]

Golden Glow’s Sailboat Movie Theater – Updated

February 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

**** We upgraded our on-deck movie-watching experience by adding bluetooth speakers and a portable, lightweight, inexpensive, screen **** In anticipation of spending more time at equatorial latitudes in the South Pacific, we had a sunbrella canopy made that covers the whole front of Golden Glow. It [read more]

Translating earpieces to break down language barriers- 2017 update

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

January 2017 update: The earpiece now has a name – the Pilot. And it has a projected release date of May 2017. The company offices out of a shared space for start-ups in NYC (smart that they’re keeping overhead low) and they’ve secured a federal trademark for Pilot for the app and [read more]

Create your own sailing & cruising spare parts list

June 13, 2016 // 1 Comment

Hey Rand, “What spare parts do you carry for a global romp on your sailing boat?” you might ask.  Followed by “What cruising spare parts list would you recommend for me?” Well I just happen to have 2000 words for you on that very subject. Unfortunately creating a spares [read more]

Remembering the Fallen…and Proud to be Americans

May 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

“Each of these heroes stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die, that freedom might live and grow and increase in its blessings.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt Our fallen heroes are the reason we are privileged to live in a nation where we get to sleep safely and soundly [read more]

US Coast Guard Boarding

January 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

We were boarded by the US Coast Guard over Labor Day 2014 in Gardiner’s Bay on the Eastern end of Long Island, NY.  We learned something worth sharing for those buying used boats. We were hailed because of a mismatch between the flagging of the AIS being transmitted and the flagging of the [read more]
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