No Rules

Like most production boats Reboot has Ruleโ„ข bilge pumps and float switches. They claim the lifetime of the switch is longer than my projected lifetime. Not so much. The good news is that the bracket is a snap in saving me all sorts of work. Mission accomplished. Fair winds and following seas ๐Ÿ™‚


The natural kind. One of the first rules of cruising is to never let cardboard on your boat. It is well known that cockroaches lay eggs in cardboard. In the past couple of days I have had a different twist. Flies. All of a sudden I have had a bunch of flies on Reboot. They were not healthy. That is they were easy to kill. I finally traced the source. At least I think I did. The boxes of kitty litter. When I opened one I discovered plastic bags of litter inside. Since then I have removed all of the litter from the boxes and the boxes from Reboot. No more flies. Fair winds and following seas ๐Ÿ™‚

Captain Roger’s Rules of Sailing

(Collected during mmy 38 day passage from the Panama Canal to Hiva-Oa, Marquesas, French Polynesia – Society Islands with Mike Keohane and Davyd Cohen)1. Reboot (my sailboat, insert you boat name here) is always trying to kill us.2. Every line, sheet, halyard and hose will snag at every opportunity.3. The wind is always too much, too little, or from the wrong direction.4. Never try to improve anything you need to get to your destination. You may break it instead.5. The waves will always be highest and on the beam when you are trying to cook.6. Things will stop working for no apparent reason. They will start working again for no apparent reason. These failures are impossible to debug.7. Things break. The broken component will be inaccessible without dismantling most of the boat. 7a. (corollary) The tools you need will be equally inaccessible without emptying all the lockers.8. The worst day sailing is better than the best day in the dirt world.Fair winds and following seas (especially