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25 Apr 2017

Ubuntu 16.10 LXC host on ZFS Root, with EFI and Time Machine

Still completely unrelated to boats, but I needed somewhere to put this. Here is a blow-by-blow guide to installing a minimal Ubuntu 16.10 to a ZFS root, booted from EFI, which as used as a LXC host to act as an Apple "Time Machine" destination.
mike 25 Apr 2017 at 17:20
14 Mar 2017

How to connect any serial device to the internet

A completely generic script that will proxy serial devices over HTTP, turning USB-things into internet-things.
mike 14 Mar 2017 at 23:00
20 Mar 2016

Cabin Table

My F-33 is the narrow version; at 2.5m wide on the trailer, I can drive it without a permit. But it also makes for a narrow cabin. The table fitted by Multihulls Direct was way, way too wide for the boat, and was also glassed in as a perma...
mike 20 Mar 2016 at 23:22
17 Dec 2015

The Galley

The Galley seems a bit of a grand name for the first 600mm inside the companionway hatch, but that's where the sink, hob and fridge are so it'll have to do. This will be a bit of a work-in-progress article as I get time to update The Sink I bought a sink from Aquafax and installed it. I almost immediately regretted this - it used a lot of my preciou...
mike 17 Dec 2015 at 21:47
15 Dec 2015

New Washboards

The washboards from Multihulls Direct are made of 6mm Acrylic, and slot into a 6mm groove fashioned into the companionway. The trouble is 6mm acrylic has quite a bit of flex, and a good kick would easily dislodge them. So I made some new ones. In order to fit the existing 6mm slot, I epoxied two sheets of 5mm foam together with an offset around the edge. A layer...
mike 15 Dec 2015 at 11:40