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January 2, 2020

The name of the super-yacht is HOKULANI, which means “heavenly star" from the Hawaiian word hōkū  or "star" and lani for "heaven, sky, royal, majesty". She is just a little over 150 feet in length,  28 feet beam, draft is 6.23 feet and she displaces 380 tons. This eleg...

November 8, 2019

I recently did a story for a local magazine about an old overshot water wheel mill on Cow Creek in Gloucester Virginia. In the process of researching that mill, I found the Popular Grove Plantation Tide Mill in Haywood, Virginia. Both were grist mills that ground corn...

September 25, 2019

 I love my 46-foot Bertram, but I have always wished it had a 24 volt system rather than the 32 volt system Bertram installed when they built it. It has gotten so I expect to be told how impossible it is to get anything in 32 volts these days because “they just don’t m...

August 29, 2019

You can’t smell it and you can’t taste, and you probably will be unconscious before you ever suspect that you're breathing a deadly gas. Unfortunately, I have had firsthand experience with seeing the dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO) having been directly involved with tw...