Behind the shot…Black and White Film Photography

Every once in a while it’s good to shoot a roll of film and develop it yourself. Being constrained to the number of exposures you have forces you to think about the image you are capturing. Successfully processing the film yourself and seeing your pictures is probably the best satisfaction you can have in photography….

Shooting a Sailboat Regatta

Shooting a sailboat regatta requires a few things. For starters you’ll need a boat to get around the course, a lens with a sufficient focal length, a camera with good auto focus, and some sea legs. I use a 13′ Avon Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) as my chase vessel for capturing sailing regattas. The RIB…

Poor Man’s Chart Plotter

Want a Chart Plotter powered with GPS, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), an AIS receiver, and free chart updates both raster and electronic? Want the flexibility to use your laptop, phone, or tablet to navigate by over WiFi without any expensive boxes? With a little know how and some shopping on Amazon you can do all…

New deck cleat installation made easy.

The original deck cleats from 1967 had seen better days. With only one remaining intact it was time to be replaced. For this I used 4 new stainless steel cleats from West Marine. After filling the old holes left over from the prior cleats, I drilled four new holes for each cleat. From here I…

She Floats!

After months of work the day finally arrived to figure out the biggest question of all. Does she still float? And the answer is, yes! A short trip to the boat ramp and a quick launch, brought the 1967 O’Day Widgeon back to all of her glory. With a light winds and no humidity it…

Something old is new again…

In today’s world of throw away technology, it’s not often that many people think about making something old new. However, in the world of boats with a little bit of effort you can take something old and make it new again. The opportunity to make something new again took the form of a 1967 O’Day…

The freedom of Sailing single handed

Sailing single handed is something I enjoy very much. Whether you are sailing oceans or just out for a day sail, there is just something very special about it. Sailing alone is a mix of intense.focus and calm all at once. Join me in the video below on a recent single handed day sail on…

Shoot the moon…

Thank you for visiting my new website. The old saying Shoot the Moon exemplifies the idea that you can accomplish anything. This site is an embodiment of my own passions and drive to continuously learn.