Monday, September 29, 2008


I saw this article today on the BBC's site and found it interesting... Notice that it is BEAKED whales and not BEACHED. Big difference :)

Beaked Whale

Here's the link to the BBC story on Beaked Whales"


Friday, September 19, 2008

International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2008

Ahoy, me mateys! Again, we be telling ye 'tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Pirate kitten

Here's an interesting application brought to you by MACWORLD: CLICK HERE
AyePhone talks like a pirate, so you don't have to

In honor of the 13th annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th, Area 49 has released ayePhone (iTunes link), a ninety-nine cent iPhone application that helps you, too, avoid the critical mistake of speaking like a non-pirate on this, the holiest of all pirate days.
Here is the Official Website for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Here's the UK website...

This is a fun page... It's sort of a Pirate's Babelfish. You enter the URL of a web page and it will translate it into Pirate Speke for you... CLICK HERE

Pirate Booty!
Shimmer’s Pirate Issue, guest-edited by John Joseph Adams, was originally released in November, 2007. In honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, Shimmer is offering their November 2007 Pirate Issue FREE, but TODAY ONLY–September 19, 2008. Download your copy today, ye scurvey sea-dogs, or forever be regrettin’ it.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

USCG Renewal of Certificate of Documentation

I've been waiting to receive our renewal form for our USCG Vessel Documentation in the mail.

I forgot that we can get the form online, fill in the name of the boat, documentation number, sign & date it, and fax or email it back to them. Last year they even faxed us a copy of our documentation certificate so we would have that while we were waiting for our original to arrive by mail. Really nice people!

Go to the web site of the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center

In the FAQ section, you will find...
YES. The Renewal form is available at this website. It may be downloaded from the Forms Menu. It may be mailed or faxed to (304)-271-2405. BE SURE TO CITE THE VESSEL'S OFFICIAL NUMBER.
Go here ( and then scroll down a bit and you'll see:
Renewal of Certificate Of Documentation.. (CG-1280)

  • Word Format
Adobe Acrobat Format
Thanks guys for making something easier!

When I was searching for the USCG NVDC's web site (I should have just looked at a previous post in our own blog, duh!) I came across this interesting post concerning renewals:


Sunday, September 07, 2008

MacBook Hard Drive Replacement

We get a lot of people coming to our All About Boats... So it goes sailing blog using various search terms regarding Apple Macintosh MacBook Hard Drive problems / failures.

We just read this posting in Boing Boing titled "How to Install a New Hard Drive in a MacBook". This post then refers to a TechBlog post. If he can do it and WE can do it, so can YOU!

iFixIt is an excellent resource for "how to's". This is where we found the info to replace our first hard drive... They have lots of photos which is a big help!

If you are having computer problems, we feel for you!

All the best!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Island Water World St. Maarten - THANKS!

Thank you Island Water World for your large paper bags. We recycle them as cat toys.

Buffy and Willow get days of entertainment from them.