J/70 Boat Handling with Tim Healy

Three good videos for J/70 handling. Section 3 - Tack and Gybe is put first since it is basic sailing of the boat.

Section 3 - Tack and Gybe

Step by step video on how to tack and gybe the J/70

Section 1 - Spinnaker Set Up

Step by step video on how to set up the J/70 spinnaker

Section 2 - Spinnaker Take Down

Step by step video on how to take down the J/70 spinnaker

You Found Me

So you found me. This URL, I had purchased for my personal blog. Pretty empty for blogging for so many years. All I can say this is not bad. Especially when the current robot.txt file looks like:

User-Agent: *
Disallow: /

I will be updating sometime in the future. Please do not link to anything yet. I am in the process of revamping. I can say this if I spent as much time writing as revamping, what a site!

I am off to go sailing. Later.

Honda Auxiliary Outboard

Purchased a Honda BF2.3 outboard motor today. This outboard is about 1.5 months too early. However, it had to be purchased to get the serial number for my boat loan. I personally find this extremely amusing since the sailboat will not be molded for another two weeks. I currently have a custom trailer that is currently located in Rhode Island. I now have an auxiliary outboard motor without a boat in my garage.

Still, I feel that it is starting to come together.

Honda BF2.3 Outboard

Boat Loan Final Steps

The loan for my j70 sailboat is approved. The loan that I am getting is way more than what I wanted. The issue being that since I am getting a construction loan, the loan has to be over $50,000.

I needed to provide the obvious documents such as driver’s license, signed the invoice, HIN (Hull Identification Number) and the Trailer’s VIN number. I also needed a second form of ID. I ended using my college staff ID.

I had to plan where to keep the boat. The loan company needed an address of where it would be stored.

While buying the boat, you would think that there would be a reasonable order. You buy the boat first, then get the accessories later. What is holding me up is that I need to buy the Honda BF2.3 outboard motor.

The reason is that the motor is listed on the loan. No serial number, no loan. Simple as that.

I think, all that is left to do, for the loan, is purchase the auxiliary outboard motor, provide the insurance binder and then pay the closing fees.

No X after Arch Linux upgrade to Kernal 4.5 in Virtualbox

I am a big Arch Linux fan. I would not use it for production IT, but for personal use. I have Arch Linux in a VirtualBox VM on my Windows 10 Desktop. ArchLinux will not start in X after you upgrade from Kernal 4.4 to 4.5. Arch Linux just hangs.

Until it is fixed, this is a good workaround provided by lyndon [1] :

Edit /etc/default/grub and append


to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT variable so mine now looks like this:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet iomem=relaxed"

Then I ran:

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

This definitely works