Blog articles tagged rigging


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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
25 Oct 2016

Climbing the Mast

In which the author is required to remedy five minutes of inattention a year ago by spending several hours and a few hundred pounds on a moderately hazardous activity, before trying to reframe the whole event as some sort of achievement.
mike 25 Oct 2016 at 17:00
26 Aug 2016


On Wednesday 24th we finally got her in the water, two years and four months after she arrived. Here, in high-def, fetishistic, shaky, niche appeal video glory is the launch. Sped up because even I couldn't bear how slow it was. Anyone reading this blog (yes sir, you at the back) would have expected this to go pear-shaped at some point, and you wo...
mike 26 Aug 2016 at 17:00
08 Jul 2016

Off to the Seaside!

Last Sunday we finally moved the boat out of the shed, it's home for two years and three months. Of course this went smoothly. Ha. Trying to lift a 14m long, 120kg mast 4 meters into the air is not as simple as it sounds with three people. Worse, three hours after we had planned to leave we had half the trailer jacked up, the axles loosened and were try...
mike 08 Jul 2016 at 18:10